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14-Day Yoga Challenge: Day Five

Intermediate III

This class focuses on strength and balance. Fiji's strong vinyasa flow is peppered with power poses, foot balances and near the end, arm balance poses like firefly (tittibhasana). This one is very fun and you'll leave the mat feeling bright, strong and full of energy! Click here to go to Day Six.

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deborahcb
deborahcb
January 29, 2016
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Fiji, I have loved so many of your classes. Thank you for doing this challenge. It is inspiring and challenging me. I appreciate your creativity and guidance.

YoNiki
YoNiki
January 27, 2016
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Good class again!
I really liked the streches!

hyperlycontagus
hyperlycontagus
January 21, 2016
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I wasn't sure I had the energy to do day 5 on day 5 but I went ahead and tried. Boy am I glad I did. It was the exact stretch I needed to start the day and I had a lot of fun playing in the poses. Thanks again Fiji!

yvette.marie
yvette.marie
January 20, 2016
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I struggle with some of the shoulder stretches due to an old injury, so I often shy away from the shoulder-based classes. However, I found this class incredibly challenging and rewarding - particularly mentally, because I just want to do everything and I know I run the risk of injury, so I have to learn to accept where I am. I loved the different transitions and the fun poses! Thank you!

aquarius24
aquarius24
January 18, 2016
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Truly the hardest class for me so far in the challenge. I have a huge problem with balance, over all I loved it. I just need to work on balance a lot more! Thank you Fiji!

JulieD
JulieD
January 16, 2016
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I loved this class! So challenging yet achievable....great balancing poses, loved it!!

maclarenc11
maclarenc11
January 15, 2016
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This was my favorite day of the challenge so far--I've been working on forearm stand so I appreciated the focus on shoulder strength and stability. I have very tight shoulders, so binds are particularly challenging and I tend to avoid them, but this class inspired me to keep working on them. I also loved trying two new-to-me poses--firefly and tortoise. Thank you for this great class, Fiji!

designerdanib
designerdanib
January 14, 2016
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Looove this class!! This is closest to crow and firefly I've gotten in a year of self taught practice. The smile I have is taking over my entire face.. and attitude. Thank you, Fiji!

Captain Burt
Captain Burt
January 14, 2016
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I'm continually in awe of Fiji's ability to communicate how to enter and explore each pose - she provides so much information in such a clear, concise and timely manner, what a gift. Thank you for day 5 of the challenge :)

kmj
kmj
January 14, 2016
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Thank you for the focus on opening and strengthening the shoulders. I loved this one!

pebeti
pebeti
January 14, 2016
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Wow, my shoulders really "crunched"!!! Feels good now!

Ashley D
Ashley D
January 14, 2016
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Great workout for the shoulders! Thank You Fiji

Empanadilla
Empanadilla
January 14, 2016
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Loving your challenge Fiji. This class was great, feels like we are heading towards forearm stands? I'd love to get there!

SmileMore
SmileMore
January 14, 2016
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I appreciate Fiji's slow and steady approach to this class, with gentle reminders on form and position. With Fiji's instruction, along with Rachel Scott's excellent Chaturanga tutorial, I've learned that I've been a bit off on the posture. Dipping my hips too low and not having my elbows in proper alignment. My goal with yoga (and life) is to be healthy, strong, and injury-free. In this case, I'm concerned with preventing wrist pain/injury (especially after doing so many Chaturangas!) but will check out other tutorials on the DoYogaWithMe site. Thanks for another great class, Fiji!

pedra
pedra
November 28, 2016
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I am always cautious leaning on my wrists, since I have carpal tunnel already for years... But I realized that, the more regular and frequent I do yoga, the less I am aware of the sensitivity. I've come to believe that -as long as we are aligning our bodies correctly in poses-, challenging poses like plank or chaturanga do not hurt but help my CTS syndromes! :)