Yoga Siesta for the Spine Video
Yoga Siesta for the Spine

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Yoga Siesta for the Spine

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Give your spine a joyful release as you lightly take the body into all ranges of spinal plane of motions with Kreg Weiss. From twists to bends, ease tension out of key muscle areas that typically prevent the spine from enjoying fluid space.


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dagmarcairns, posted on July 18, 2015

Just wonderful, thank you for your peaceful guidance.xx

kregweiss, posted on July 22, 2015

you are very welcome, dagmarcairns. hope you get the opportunity to explore my other practices that offer a similar approach to practicing asana. namaste, Kreg

cdiakun, posted on May 28, 2015

Love this video...use it quite often in the mornings. Was wondering what songs from the Akasha albums were used for the video soundtrack. Thanks...

threedoglynn, posted on December 28, 2014

this practice has been one of the major components in my healing my chronic searing lower back issues...was I explicate enough? LOL I am so grateful to have this particular video. It was the first one I choose after signing onto Gaiam TV.It is saved in my playlist at the top...It is a o to on a regular basis. Thank You Kreg Weiss. I would LOVE a series of practices by you geared towards the same thing..If there are some please let me know..I will buy them with joy!

kregweiss, posted on December 30, 2014

Hi threedoglynn, Thank you very much for your comments. Fantastic to hear how this practice has been so beneficial for your lower back issues. I may be filming again with the GaiamTV team in 2015. We will keep your feedback in mind. In meantime, please feel welcome to explore my other gentle to moderate videos on the program - most of them flow with similar approaches, pace and intention as this practice. You may find similar results with more of my other videos. Namaste, Kreg

RubyDiamond, posted on December 4, 2014

Pleasure & Fulfilment is what I get from all Kreg's practice guides. I love it. Thank you Kreg. Namaste ;-)

kregweiss, posted on December 5, 2014

Hi RubyDiamond. It was a pleasure putting this flow together and even more of pleasure knowing you and others are enjoying it.

joylee, posted on November 16, 2014

Peaceful and yummy for a stressed out lower back at the end of a super busy 16 hour Sunday! Back definitely feels better! Mahalo!

kregweiss, posted on December 5, 2014

thank you joylee. a joy to hear how nurturing this practice was for your packed Sunday. Kreg

cjnichol21, posted on October 27, 2014

Thank you for this class, it always makes my spine feel better. My mom and sister did it with me today and they also liked it. All of your classes are wonderful. Good for any level :)

kregweiss, posted on October 30, 2014

thank you very much, cjnichol21, for sharing your experience. wonderful to hear how this flow was beneficial for you and that your family members were also able to enjoy it as well. please continue to feel welcome to share feedback and ask questions. namaste, Kreg

zagreb, posted on September 13, 2014

Thank you K reg
Great class, it felt rely good as in all of your classes

kregweiss, posted on September 30, 2014

Thanks zagreb for your warm feedback. Puts a smile on my face and heart to hear how you are enjoying these Hatha flows.

tp104, posted on September 13, 2014

Nice practice as my back was tight from earlier days.

Thank you.

kregweiss, posted on September 30, 2014

Thanks tp104, So nice to hear how this practice was a suitable alternative for your tight back. Sometimes, less is more and does the trick!

tinnageneve, posted on September 13, 2014

Thank you Kreg,
Wonderful morning wakening an warm-up practice.

kregweiss, posted on September 30, 2014

You are very welcome, tinnageneve. Happy to hear this practice facilitated a positive start to your day.

RubyDiamond, posted on September 10, 2014

Thank you Kreg. The perfect teacher to slow down & take easy with practice a gently effective practice for the spine. Love it ;-) Namaste!

kregweiss, posted on September 30, 2014

Thanks RubyDiamond, Great to see you are still enjoying the practices now on GaiamTV.

dwp31, posted on February 4, 2014

Great short flow. My back was tight this morning, and I saw this practice and thought I would try it out. It was great. Serves as a great class to warm-up. Thanks

YogiAgnes, posted on November 30, 2013

Truly a"siesta" session. Did this in the afternoon to unkink after a whole day of sitting at the desk. Delicious.

nwaniek, posted on November 20, 2013

This is the one I always come back to! Thanx.

sunnie55, posted on November 18, 2013

AGAIN, wonderful. As a 58 year old, I do wonder though when my flexibility will return LOL.....just terrific

kregweiss, posted on November 13, 2013

thx @ColleenHL @sunnie55 I have more slow hatha flows like this coming

sunnie55, posted on November 12, 2013

What an incredible session. truly!!! This will become a daily practice for me. Thank you

ColleenHL, posted on November 12, 2013

A beautiful, relaxing evening flow for me. Releases the kinks built up throughout the day. Thank you Kreg.

kregweiss, posted on August 10, 2013

@diamondgirl I also have a sensitive lower back ... key element to avoid compressive discomfort/injury is to visualize length projecting from your pubic bone to your chest bone - this will reduce compression in the lumbar area - you will notice your back muscles engaging to facilitate this - you can also engage your transverse abdominals during this elongation as they have a fascial connection to your back muscles - firing your transverse abs will further engage your back extensors (protecting your back) ... firing your transverse abs will also generate intraabdominal pressure that will transfer some of the 'force' in the lumbar to your thoracic region (re-distribution). Try this first before using supports so you develop an internal sensation of protecting your lower back. This technique will then readily translate into many other postures. Overall, fold from your hip joint and not your lower back - when sitting, use the sensation of rolling forward over your sit bones as a tactile means of FEELING your pelvis move (and your spine following the pelvic movement).

diamondgirl, posted on August 9, 2013

That was absolutely wonderful, Kreg. Your soothing voice, perfect pacing and enjoyable sequence make this a favorite for me.

I do have one question. Seated forward bends with straight legs (either to the front or side) can be very uncomfortable for my low back. Will I get the same benefit by substituting either a bent-leg forward pose or use something like an exercise ball in front to support my upper body while I lean forward?

Thanks again for a great class!

NCMichael, posted on June 26, 2013

ahhhhh. thank you

Tata, posted on May 6, 2013

Simply divine! A delicious treat for the back at the end of the day.

SusanFourtane, posted on March 10, 2013

Perfect in this morning before sitting at my desk. Short and efficient. Feeling a rejuvenated spine feels great. Thanks, Kreg. I keep loving your classes. :)

artgrl321a, posted on December 10, 2012

all the twists in this practice make it simply delicious...

fairydust, posted on December 1, 2012

nice way to start my morning. Thanks!

veda, posted on November 29, 2012

Gentle, yet releasing, fluid movements...perfect way to begin my day, thank you!

mrenkow, posted on October 9, 2012

Nice spinal stretch. Thank you.

vcondon, posted on September 13, 2012

Wonderful stretch. Thank you.

Laurina, posted on September 6, 2012

Loved it, just what I needed, thank you

OctoberMiss, posted on August 12, 2012

Absolutely love yoga siesta for the spine , just what i need before work and i feel very joyful afterwards :)

KateTT, posted on July 12, 2012

That was absolutely perfect after a day sitting at my desk. My back feels great, my mind is refreshed. Thank you Kreg.

katiskat, posted on July 12, 2012

What a beautiful practice! Thank you.

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Redhotyogi, posted on June 15, 2012

Perfect end to my week! Thank you! Spine feels rejuvenated! Please tell me where this amazing studio is though as i have to attend a class there!

denulenka, posted on June 2, 2012

After Kreg´s Travel Warrior another fantastic class, thank you Kreg, I love your calm voice

dancelittledancer, posted on June 1, 2012

I loved the simplicity of this class. Thank you very much

kregweiss, posted on June 1, 2012

thanks shweta41080 and mallinacashew, glad you enjoyed this chill out time for the spine and mind ... keep the bliss going :) namaste, kreg

shweta41080, posted on June 1, 2012

Absolutely blissful! Thank you Kreg!

MallinaCashew, posted on May 31, 2012

Thank You , Kreg. Peaceful and whole, as always. I enjoyed this one after a long bike ride; it stretched all the muscles I needed stretched!

kregweiss, posted on May 31, 2012

Yes, really :)
Yes, I have been to Syndey and Melbourne, but not up north. I am actually looking at putting together a guest teaching tour of Australia much like I did for Dubai recently. Truly love Australia and the people - #1 dream 'retirement' destination.

Jejuc, posted on May 31, 2012

Rly? Fantastic! Well if you teach pls be sure to let us know. Otherwise, enjoy! I'm sure you will fall in love with the place ;)

kregweiss, posted on May 31, 2012

thank you jenj and stretchmyself - it is a pleasure to be able to present my perspective on yoga ... aiming to visit Oz next year!! namaste, kreg

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