14-Day Yoga Challenge: Day Thirteen

Intermediate II

Day thirteen introduces 'true twists', and fills the class full of them! You will also be strengthening and stretching your shoulders with planks and binds, strengthening and stretching the legs with chair pose and lunges and spending some time with some satisfying floor poses to lead you into a sweet sivasana. Click here to go to Day Fourteen.

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MelissaQuin
MelissaQuin
October 3, 2020
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Such a wonderful class! Thank you for everything you teach!

FrannyJ1
FrannyJ1
August 11, 2020
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More challenging than I expected (but in a GOOD way!). Feeling so loose and limber and joyful afterwards, as always, with DoYogaWithMe! Thanks again!

sarahbear518
sarahbear518
April 17, 2020
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Another great class from the challenge! This one felt particularly challenging to me, especially in the thighs and quads during long periods of lunges. Any suggestions for building strength in that area? Sometimes it feels so intense, I have to come out of the lunge for a moment before jumping back in.

crepuscule3142
crepuscule3142
October 9, 2019
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Great workout, shame about the music. The constant high-pitched chord proves quite distracting... play another chord already!

duroc017
duroc017
September 14, 2019
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This class is awesome and feels like just the right length. The practice felt very automatic for me, which was also cool as I have grown stronger through this challenge. I really appreciate this website, as always :)

tinksweeney
tinksweeney
October 31, 2018
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WOW, my body feels so good after all the stretches and twists we did today! The alignment of the hips that Fiji reminds us to do while in the prayer twists and through out the whole class was so helpful. Twisting out the intestines, the kidneys, and adrenal glands are all so good for the body and mine feels great. The longer holds were challenging, but I stayed with it using breath and trusted I was safe while pushing myself to the edge. Thank you Fiji and looking forward to tomorrow’s class. I am wising it would still go on after tomorrow, so I may just start over!! Namaste <3

cirvine06
cirvine06
December 19, 2017
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This was exactly what I needed today! Nice combination of strength and stretching with all of the twists, so not too difficult, but not too easy either.

margotkeyes
margotkeyes
February 17, 2017
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Invigorating!! Can't believe this challenge is done (first time around at least) tomorrow! Love these twists to wring out tension in the body!

Karrie
Karrie
December 21, 2016
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Wonderful practice, Fiji! I feel cleansed and lightened from this practice! Thank you! See you tomorrow for Day Fourteen!

JudithAnne
JudithAnne
July 13, 2016
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Really enjoyed this. Very challenging for me! But I can push myself and also accept where I am. Only one day left….I'll just go back to the beginning!

lologm
lologm
June 19, 2016
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I love this series! I have gained so much strength, and even some balance which always challenging for me. It's really easy to motivate yourself to get to your mat when I'm curious to see what Fiji has for us next. Please do more!

catieriggs
catieriggs
June 17, 2016
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I love this program! Thank you for bringing me back to the mat.

Is anyone hearing that single steady chord play throughout the practice? It stops nearer to the end during the lead into savasana. It has appeared musically in the background in one or two other days of these 14...it's a little off-putting. Am I the only one that notices it?

Rbreid73
Rbreid73
February 22, 2016
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Every day I feel as though the classes cannot get any more rewarding, but today again was very special. Getting into twist poses provides a clear signal of how well I'm progressing. Better alignment, core strength and balance. Combined with lots of lunges really made my thighs burn, but I kept control and with that came confidence and peace of mind. As per other comments, I'll be sad to see the classes end tomorrow, but happy to know I'll just click home and start all over again! Thanks Fiji for putting so much time and effort into these classes.

yvette.marie
yvette.marie
January 28, 2016
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I often find it more difficult to do yoga first thing in the morning - but today was quite packed, so it was 6.45am or not at all! I was amazed at how much freedom was created throughout the practice and how much strength has developed over the last 13 days. I'll be sad tomorrow when the challenge ends for me, and incredibly grateful for sharing this wonderful opportunity.

maclarenc11
maclarenc11
January 23, 2016
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Twists are always uncomfortable for me--as a 38 year old woman who has only been practicing yoga for a year, I feel like I will never have full flexibility in my spine, but I have seen some incremental improvements during the challenge. This is a class I plan to revisit regularly to really work on that area of weakness in my practice. Thanks for always inspiring me to accept where I am at the moment, Fiji!

Captain Burt
Captain Burt
January 22, 2016
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Thanks to the foundation laid by first 12 days of class, I was able to flow through this challenging 13th day. Thanks for your inspiration and guidance, Fiji. Here's to my new favorite word - Namaste :-)

designerdanib
designerdanib
January 22, 2016
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I achieved much better twists during this session because of the 12 consistent days of work leading up to it. There is truly no better way than to break up a day snowed in! Thank you for your clear and mindful instruction, Fiji. It's wonderful to see and feel such clear progress!

amyg125
amyg125
January 22, 2016
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I really enjoyed this class. Normally I shy away from doing lots of twists (one, they are uncomfortable and two, I have Diastasis Recti so I read to avoid) but I really liked this flow. You explained everything great and I feel like I improved my twists. Thank you

Becky in TX
Becky in TX
January 22, 2016
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It was good, I wasn't good at it. I am still having balance issues. When I grow up I want to be as strong and stable as Fiji. She is amazing.

SmileMore
SmileMore
January 21, 2016
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(Couldn't resist!) What a fun class. Really enjoyed the focus on twists. They've never come very naturally to me (tight back) but I gotta say: doing your class EVERY DAY for 14 days has made me stronger for sure, and more flexible (even though I've had a near daily yoga practice for years). Thank you for making each class different and interesting with a special focus. I applaud your creativity, Fiji! Many thanks. PS I did this class at 9:30pm (past my bedtime) so I wouldn't miss a day. That's how hooked I am to the challenge!