14-Day Yoga Challenge: Day One

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
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Average: 4.9 (358 votes)
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Duration:
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Day one of the 14-Day Yoga Challenge is the perfect way to start. Fiji's pace is manageable for anyone, giving you time to transition and prepare for each pose, particularly the deeper stretches and the foot balances. The vinyasa flow is easy to follow and very satisfying, and the class finishes with floor twists, hip and lower back openers and a sweet savasana. Click here to go to Day Two.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa Yoga

Comments

NeiKhai 4 days ago

Amzing class, and amazing teacher I think I can follow you without having to always peep through the screen. I absolutely love that, because it also allows me to pay attention to my breathing and make sure that I listen to you and it automatically helps with the technique.
Than k you for your light

KGP 3 months ago

SUCH a great class, not just physically but psychologically- about letting go, making space for the new. Thank you Fiji!

Vanessa.shannon... 3 months ago

This class was great! Slow enough to give time to learn those new poses and transitions (and also build strength... and a little sweat!), but blended into such a nice flow. It’s exactly the level i was looking for to challenge me into some harder intermediate stuff without going too fast and getting injured. I’m really looking forward to these two weeks! :-)

aprincy 5 months ago

Thank you Fiji- you're classes always seem just out of my skill level but this class I was proud to at least "keep up"!
I enjoy your pace and imagery throughout this class. Even if it isn't fall when I'm practicing it, the tree imagery was uplifting and helped me focus wile releasing instead of grasping.

Thanks again: for sharing this class and yourself as well!
Namaste,
Alexsa

NATS 77 5 months ago

Awesome thank you Fiji .. and loving some kind, gentle female company during lockdown. Lovely practice and so appreciate all your wise words and instructions. Thank you :) xx

jmac802 5 months ago

So happy to start up my practice again, so grounding during these uncertain times. Fiji's gentle pace with fluid movement makes Yoga practice very approachable , I'm so looking forward to this 14 day challenge, thank you Fiji!!

devinbmn 5 months ago

Thank you for this class! I was missing regular yoga practice and struggling to get back into it after a long hiatus. This 14 day challenge is a lovely goal for the next couple of home bound weeks. Looking forward to tomorrow!

Barry-H 6 months ago

Greetings Fiji and DYWM. Thank you so much for your generosity during these CV home-bound times. I’ve always done yoga at a club, never at home nor alone. I just finished the session and loved it. Fiji, you have a wonderful flow and tone. I really like your ability to connect movement, breath, and purpose.
I’m looking forward to the rest of this challenge and other classes afterwards. I may be converting to a home practitioner after all this subsides! Thanks DYWM for caring about the greater community. I’ll definitely pass along a recommendation to friends. Cheers - Barry

rosiedarwood 10 months ago

I am also revisiting this and actually have an opportunity to manage it in 14 days this time! I enjoy the day to day variation of the course.
However I always struggle moving from downward facing dog to stepping/hopping between the toes as my feet don't come forward far enough (hopping sometimes better than stepping). I am a runner/cyclist so have fairly strong legs, suspect it may be a flexibiity or balance issue. I can use a hand to pull my foot forward! Any tips please?

Fiji McAlpine 10 months ago

Hi Rosie,

Those of us who are athletic often struggle with tight hamstrings, stepping forward would be impacted by this of course! One trick you can use is this: After stepping forward with one foot wiggle your back foot side to side a few times to edge it backwards. This will give you the distance needed between your feet in a high lung position, then focus on easing your hips lower. Hope this helps!

Fiji