Backbending From The Base: Intermediate Class

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Vinyasa/Power Yoga
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Class Description: 

This class is a shortened, intermediate version of Fiji's advanced class, Backbending From The Base. Fiji moves you gradually into deeper back bends, opening up the spine with care and attention to alignment.


My favorite back bending class
Srividya 2 weeks ago

This is so amazing. Don't be intimidated by the first few minutes of Fiji's demo. She slowly gets you there while also taking you through a beautiful journey.

Excellent and invigorating
Srividya 1 month ago

I was very nervous to start after watching the intro. Fiji's backbends in the intro were beautiful. The class was challenging but do-able. I was slightly sweating through the vinyasa right before the wheel. I think that warmth helped ease into the wheel. Beautiful class and excellent pace. Thank you Fiji.

WOW! Amazing flow, beautiful
juneonthemoon 1 month ago

WOW! Amazing flow, beautiful bends. THANK YOU!

I really enjoyed this class
Maria Benfield 6 months ago

I really enjoyed this class for it's physical challenges as well as it's retrospective conclusion.

What I've been missing
PeaceLoveAndYoga 11 months ago

Lately I've been feeling like something has been missing from my practice. I've been at an intermediate level for a while now but I feel like I have plateaued, lacking something to bridge me over into advanced. Back work was it. I feel so peaceful, open, and relaxed right now yet I worked my butt off. I love Fiji's style and her way of talking you through the practice. It's like she's in my head and we understand each other :) Thank you so much for this class!

Totally agree with this post!
juneonthemoon 1 month ago

Totally agree with this post! I needed this practice, too!

Excellent! I loved this class
solmirkin 1 year ago

Excellent! I loved this class, was exactly what I needed this morning. Beautiful music and very clear instructions Fiji, thanks a lot for this! Love and light for all of you! Namaste <3

Thank you Fiji! I really
sarahmay 1 year ago

Thank you Fiji! I really liked that the intro showed where the class was taking us; something to mentally and physically work up to through the practise. I always enjoy your classes Fiji and you provided beautiful messages to meditate upon in the final savansana. I am a little out of practise at the moment and needed to spend longer going through some of the transitions to keep in time with my breathing. This video is filmed in such a beautiful spot; I really enjoyed the beautiful backdrop to this practise. It took me away from where I was which was far less beautiful. I feel like I worked hard through the class. I finished with a deep feeling of restoration, expansion and relaxation. And I feel much more energised afterwards. This was a beautiful way to start my day. Thank you so much

Energetic yet calming
SmileMore 1 year ago

I, too, was a little nervous when I saw Fiji's beautiful backbend in the intro and thought this class might be too advanced for me. But I decided to be brave and see where it took me. I was able to keep up with the postures for the most part (though sometimes fell a little behind) and felt very open and expansive at the end. Loved the music, outdoor setting and Fiji's inspirational message. Many thanks.

One question concerning Wheel Pose: I have sensitivity on the inside of one of my wrists so Wheel Pose is a challenge. I wonder if making fists for stability upon lifting would be a bad idea...?

Wrist modification
Fiji McAlpine 1 year ago

I am glad you enjoy the class and come away with that wonderful expansive feeling which is the intention behind this class! For wrists I suggest using a yoga prop similar to gofit push up bars, this type of prop is great for any pose with wrist flexion and is easy to buy on amazon. Hope it helps!