14-Day Yoga Challenge: Day Eight
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.
Mostly gentle stretching with at least one pose way beyond my current level. I was still able to hang in there and benefit, though. Fiji has a magic way of moving into challenging peak poses almost without me noticing; fortunately she also makes space for not being able to.
This has been my favorite class of the challenge so far. It did start with some immediate deep shoulder binds so I probably should have warmed up with a few sun salutations but otherwise, a phenomenal class. It was the perfect amount of challenge without losing my ambition to try new poses (frustration can be a strong voice to quit!). I appreciate Fiji's cues + love that she refers to both legs as capable during standing balancing poses. Thanks!
Really enjoying this challenge, even through the sore muscles! Some of the poses today were challenging, but I want to say thank you for the always really clear instructions, and indications of how the body should feel - really helpful when you are practicing at home!
When Fiji says challenging, you darn tooting it is going to be challenging :) Strangely, I did not find this class physically challenging, rather it keeps you mentally very alert and makes you break your mental routine, step outside your comfort level a bit. I really enjoyed this class. It showed me my progress and something new. Thank you!