14-Day Yoga Challenge: Day Five

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.9 (192 votes)
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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.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa Yoga


Lmourey 1 year ago

Absolutely loved this class doing the 14 day challenge for the second time however this is the first time I have actually managed to do 5 days in a row - as with my work schedule it is a bit challenging at times to find the time. I can really feel the strength building up in the shoulders and even more so my balances are getting so much better quickly - and todays practice made we work up a quite a sweat but just loved it as it was so energizing. Thank you !!!!!

tinksweeney 1 year ago

The description of this class is so right on! It was challenging, but fun!! In all my years of yoga I had not done Tortise pose and boy did that feel great and hadn’t done Fire Fly pose in years and that was fun. It was fun to attempt it and then to actually allow my legs to go out and fly and then I was flying so much that I fell backward on to my butt!! Crow pose has been a long time goal of mine and it seems to be a tough one for me. I think it is a trust issue and falling forward on my head. With Fiji’s instruction these poses are doable, plus the creative flow and poses leading up to these arm balances really help one get prepared!! Thanks Fiji for another great day in the series. Namaste <3. :-)

T L Cooper 1 year ago

I found this routine challenging but I felt more confident that I can eventually get into some of the more arm centric poses. I've always struggled with those more than other poses! Fiji does such an amazing job of describing the poses and guiding the students through them. I decided to do this challenge simply because it meant 14-days of not needing to decide on my routine each morning, but I'm so glad I did. The challenge is pushing me to recognize my limits and where I can push against them safely.

khuyentran1401 1 year ago

Love how the class is a little bit challenging. Feel so in tune with the flow

Paulette9 2 years ago

My new favorite class! Oh my gosh! This class left me feeling so incredibly wonderful and full of energy! I love all of the flows and I love the great variety of poses that Fiji gives us. The ending the poses were phenomenal as well! I did the 14 day challenge over year ago and I don’t remember this class-which is very weird. I love it now and plan on doing it often . Thanks for putting it in your new get strong challenge, so that I was able to revisit it and truly appreciate it! Thanks again for all you do for the world of yoga!

PeacefulRN 2 years ago

A nice mix of balance and strength - firefly and crow poses are included, and modifications offered. Good pace. I really enjoyed the creative flows in the first start of the practice. Thank !

PeterSkruf 2 years ago

Best so far, and that says lot because this 14-day challange is wonderful!

lpyles 2 years ago

I have lost track of how many times I have done this challenge. This time through, I am doing it after a sacroiliac joint injury :( Spent a week not even able to stand or sit. Now, a month post injury, what a blessing to be working carefully to rebuild my strength. So thankful for the variety of practices available on this website. Doing some of the beginner level practices really helped relieve pain and work gently on rehabbing.

ama1031 2 years ago

Fiji, this is my second run through in January, I have been battling a virus, but still building strength! Strength comes in mysterious ways, the ability to lift both feet off the floor in crow at least for a second. Thank you for your excellent coaching, you truly inspire me to risk falling over and try. Thank you!

Akscofi 3 years ago

Wow, I loved this practice! It was challenging and so rewarding: a moderately fast pace, deep stretching, balancing, and strengthening. I'll definitely be revisiting. Thanks Fiji!