14-Day Yoga Challenge: Day Eight

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Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.9 (115 votes)
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This is a challenging class, moving you through a well-paced power flow while moving through a creative sequence that pushes your boundaries, provides deep releases for your hamstrings, lower back and shoulders and leaves you feeling a nice, inner calm. Click here to go to Day Nine.

Equipment: None
Style: Power Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga


Weird noises/music in the background

I love the sequence, but there was a strange electronic noise in the background (not sure if it was part of the music or not) for much of the video. Despite really liking this sequence, I won't do this one again!

Challenging, yet Wonderful!
bauhinia 3 weeks ago

Amazing session with lot's of stretching while keeping the core activated through the entire class... Fiji is the best in her ability to instruct the most complicated poses!

Pushing me in a good way
haysnk1 1 month ago

I would probably not have chosen this class as it has a couple challenging poses that are way beyond my ability right now. Fiji does a great job of keeping the audience focused and comfortable with their version of the pose, wherever they are today. Psychological safety and permission to try. And envisioning myself in the peak pose eventually.

Very cool day 8
tinksweeney 3 months ago

WOW day 8 really asks one to be present and centered on your mat! I started my moontime after day 7, so I choose to stop the challenge for a few days. I did do yoga, but grounding poses and all on the floor! I am back to finish this challenge and today was a challenge!! This class is so creative with the poses and the flow. With Fiji’s great instruction I was able to do Bunny pose on both sides! Breathing, listening to her, and not getting stuck in my own head and judging myself that i can’t do a pose is really key for me. My body feels really good! Thanks Fiji for putting this challenge together and sharing it with all of us! Namaste. <3 :-)

What to prioritise in poses I can't reach?
RyanB_1979 4 months ago

I have a question - at about 12 minutes you move from a lunge to a pose with the front leg straightened, to have both legs more or less straight in a triangle with fingers on the floor. I can't do this - yet! I can only straighten my front leg if I bring my fingers off the ground. My question is whether I should keep my fingers on the ground and work slowly towards straightening my front leg, or straighten my leg and work slowly towards bring my fingers back towards the ground? Thanks for your help and for all the great classes!

Millimeter miracles!
Fiji McAlpine 4 months ago

Hi Ryan,

Thank you for asking! It would be a better approach to use a block or place your hand lightly on your shin, getting the leg as straight as you can each time you visit this pose. With our hamstrings it is important to be gently yet consistant. To create repeated opportunities to find space in this part of the body but to let the tension unravel over time. One millimeter at a time.

Cannot expect a better practice
khuyentran1401 4 months ago

Love the challenge in the class today. This is the kind of challenge I have been looking for. Please have more of the practice like this. Thank you for being such an awesome instructor.

Another challenge like this is due!
Fiji McAlpine 4 months ago

So happy you are enjoying this journey! I have been thinking that another 14 day challenge would be great for the site!

Yes, please!!!!!
AshAnanda 2 months ago

Yes, please!!!!!

Thanks for everything, Fiji. Love your instruction and classes.

Definitely a challenge!
PeacefulRN 6 months ago

I liked exploring poses that I have never seen before - and maybe will never be able to actually do! Nicely paced class with extra attention spent on side-opening, all leading towards one super-pretzel pose...But don't be daunted - Fiji offers modifications all the way and encourages you to find your own personal edge.