14-Day Yoga Challenge: Day Five

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.9 (183 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: Power Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga


Empanadilla 3 years ago

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

SmileMore 3 years ago

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 2 years ago

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! :)

Fiji McAlpine 3 years ago

Holding plank is usually not what people want to hear but is a great option if your wrists are getting sore or you feel holding proper alignment is a challenge.