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.


Heart Opening into the SAG Full Moon
Melanie Lichtinger 2 weeks ago

Intuitively picked this class with Fiji today...
And even though the intro - amazingly beautiful and powerful! - was a bit intimidating ("is she taking us there???" "I can't possibly do this." "shall I even take this class?") - I felt it could be the perfect practice of working with Moon / Saturn (fear / protection / limiting beliefs and old stories) - a signature of the Full Moon tomorrow that invites us, like Fiji to start the journey - from the HEART - and go one step at a time, well rooted in the core of our being, and be gentle (Moon) and go as far as is appropriate for our body (Saturn). But all the openings and strengthening, and Fiji's firm and clear guidance and modelling (Saturn) took me so much further than I 'thought' (Gemini - Sag). Goes to show: Don't believe everything you think (a Gemini - Sag mantra :-) )!
And yes, Sagittarius pulls the arrow back to the HEART before aiming high!
This class had it ALL.
Woohoo - Big Gratitude for synchronistic Yoga Gifts! <3

My favorite back bending class
Srividya 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

WOW! Amazing flow, beautiful bends. THANK YOU!

I really enjoyed this class
Maria Benfield 7 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 1 year 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 3 months 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...?