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Beautifully Bound

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Explore arm binds with Fiji in this beautiful flow class, in which each section builds upon the one before it, leading to deeper openings in the body and a more comprehensive, full body release.

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  • Strap
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Angela.paki
Angela.paki
April 30, 2022
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Excellent class thank you Fiji! Definitely advanced!
But my body feels so great. Love it!

DaniKiss
DaniKiss
January 2, 2021
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My heart chakra is spinning in full alignment and balance after this one! Wow. Love the connection made between shoulders and pelvis. Whole body feels amazing and light after this slow, deep invigorating practice. Thank you, Fiji. So grateful for this platform and being able to take your classes while home in quarantine.

dosbo
dosbo
April 1, 2020
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Beautiful sweet shoulder release, but my whole body now feels amazing. My arms tingled through the entire series with the strap behind the back, and the warrior 3 afterward felt like heaven. Thank you, Fiji, for helping a stressed-out COVID-19 front line healthcare worker relax! I was considering a massage, but this class was so much better. Namaste

LesterT
LesterT
February 13, 2020
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Fiji... THANK YOU.
I came in to try this class from a recommendation from a friend.
I was blown away - your cues are AMAZING. They really helped me to get the sense of freedom in the shoulders.

canosjp
canosjp
February 11, 2020
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Fiji, this is another of your masterpieces! I loved the use of the strap to focus on proper shoulder alignment and not “forcing poses” that we should never force. Great leg workout, too! You are a true gift to this channel and to yoga! THANK YOU!!

sindysisi
sindysisi
July 11, 2019
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What a beautiful class Fiji! I came to class with a messy mind with lots of distracting thoughts and worries but your sequecne with your calm and firm tone has cleard all those noises in my head. Thank you!

TikiMan098
TikiMan098
January 3, 2018
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Mmmm. So good. All of Fiji's classes are so good... My shoulders approve! Legs were on fire, haha. Thank you from California!

mireaux
mireaux
June 10, 2017
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Thank you once again Fiji! I love these classes where I feel like I'm going to my edge. Definitely didn't expect my quads to get such a satisfying challenge in a shoulder-focused class.

Cari_Yogi
Cari_Yogi
March 22, 2017
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Definitely a class I will revisit often. I feel light and free, open and relaxed :D Thanks so much!

Fifiyogi
Fifiyogi
October 16, 2016
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This is an amazing class, I felt challenged both physically & emotionally, I laughed and smiled throughout and felt freedom in my shoulders and hips that I have never felt before

scorpio
scorpio
November 7, 2015
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What is so special about Figi is that she recognizes that advanced classes do not mean a new position on every breath and a rapid flow but rather time spent in very challenging poses, getting into the breath and body. I have been practicing for 10+ years and have become very picky about classes. Every one of hers is fantastic and pushes in just the right way. And I agree that while this is about shoulders my legs are already very sore.
Thank you!!

mvisma01
mvisma01
September 6, 2015
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This class was just right for me, challenging and I feel completely relaxed and re-energized! Thank you!

Dakota Drummer
Dakota Drummer
March 14, 2015
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Such amazing, skillful cues that flow effortlessly. I am amazed how a teacher can teach in this way while practicing at the same time. Nice subtle sound in background. Vigorous challenge that includes strength and flexibility. Thank you for this class.

jen lombardi
jen lombardi
February 4, 2015
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This was my favorite of all Fiji's classes. Great layering to work you into those tough poses and her flawless instruction keeps you focused, without having to look at the screen much. And let's talk about how deliciously sore I was all over the next day! Thank you for another great yoga workout!

appleroses
appleroses
August 30, 2014
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My shoulders feel free-er now, this class works more than shoulders alone - legs, hips, core, everything. thank you so much!

metathegeek
metathegeek
April 2, 2014
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This video is truly terrific. well-paced, interesting and challenging poses, felt so liberating.
Thank you!

Yogini Luna
Yogini Luna
April 2, 2014
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This class was wonderful, but it is far outside my ability range enough that I think I think I shall wait to do it again until I'm better at keeping up with Fiji's intermediate classes. :) I've wanted to do this class for a long time, and have been doing the Intermediate to Advanced yoga program for the last several weeks, so I finally did it! This definitely exposed some places for me to improve, starting with mental calm and focus in difficult asanas.
My mental calm now that I can just sit is amazing, though. That's the beauty of intensely challenging yoga practice. :)

steph.cic
steph.cic
October 8, 2013
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Even though the theme is arm binds, this class works the legs and hips a lot. My glutes were pretty sore the following day, so next time I'm going to pause to do some glutes stretches while they're still warm before Savasana. Overall, great class!

krislyn
krislyn
October 2, 2013
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Another great class from Fiji. A few days ago I pulled my rhomboid muscle on the right side. It was mostly recovered from shoulder releases and restorative yoga however, this routine finished the job nicely as well as loosening the traps and deltiods... a huge tension place for me. I will most definitely be doing this class again! Now where is that donation link...

segregujodpady
segregujodpady
July 16, 2013
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I am an experienced yoga teacher so the class was rather gently to me. Nevertheless, it was a pleasure to discover some new original variations and sequences, which I will definitely try out in my classes and sadhana!

Teachers like her make me remember how beautiful a practice yoga is, that never gets corny and evolves without limits.

Dalia
Dalia
May 21, 2013
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I'm completely in love with this class! Challenging in a good way, working the whole body and perfect for my really tense shoulders. It's such a lovely feeling when you float the arms out after the bind. And Fiji's instructions are just excellent, keeping you in place without having to look at the screen. Thank you so much!

gratefulcait
gratefulcait
May 10, 2013
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Love this class! And I love how Fiji's classes can focus on opening up a certain area but still work the entire body.

alexagk
alexagk
April 24, 2013
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loved this class. found it challenging, in a good way! really feel deeply relaxed in my shoulders now. I really like your voice and how you instruct! some teachers annoy me by sounding super cheesy, all "feeeeeeeeel the flow"... but I really appreciated your straight-foward instruction. thanks so much for this video! namaste x

lehoty11
lehoty11
March 28, 2013
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Since I'm not advanced in my practice this was challenging but after giving myself permission not to get all the poses I was so glad I did the class. It's a great full body class and my shoulders are looser. I plan to add this to my favorites (among the many on your site) and hope improving my awareness and flexibility of my shoulders allows for improvement in my overall practice. Namaste

caseyjones3467
caseyjones3467
February 27, 2013
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So excited about Fiji's latest class! I've been working on my forearm balance so this shoulder sequence is a really nice complement. Happy and challenging flow, and good music, too. Thank you!

Janemartian
Janemartian
February 18, 2013
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This series goes well with the back bending series.. well done and we are the beneficiaries!

acsg
acsg
February 15, 2013
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I usually do Fiji's intermediate level videos but I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I could do this one :) I felt completely relaxed at the end and I loved how she reminds us to smile and not take ourselves so seriously!

Scout
Scout
February 10, 2013
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I had to create an account just to post about how much I loved this class. I keep all my work-related stress in my shoulders as well as practice sword-fighting 2-3 times a week so I'm always feeling some degree of tightness and discomfort. This series really opened everything up and had my upper back and shoulders relaxed for the rest of the day. Thanks again!

beckyz
beckyz
February 8, 2013
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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!! I love your workouts and look forward to this new challenge:)

mlfc15
mlfc15
February 7, 2013
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Awesome class but not what I expected - I thought this was easier than the renewing power in flow series which was labeled intermediate while this is labeled advanced. I loved the feeling of being opened and energized after this class.

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
February 8, 2013
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Yes, it's difficult to apply the appropriate level sometimes. I feel like they both hover between intermediate and advanced and it's best to go with the most difficult level to be safe. It also depends on what each student finds challenging...

David
DoYogaWithMe.com Founder

missyoga
missyoga
February 1, 2013
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So, so lovely. Your classes inspire me to be a better teacher.

kiddo2000
kiddo2000
January 30, 2013
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wow this was such a wonderful class, thank you so much!!!

Ken Cali Dood
Ken Cali Dood
January 30, 2013
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I just knew we were in for something special when I saw the word 'strap'. Indiana Jones ain't got nothing on Fiji!

The sequences are poetically beautiful - I particularly loved the eagle pose slowly opening up before having us soar into the sky. Wonderful commentary as usual - although the "like being arrested" comment had me laughing and lose my composure. The music selection here is superb.

All of this combined, this is definitely Fiji's masterpiece. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Yujin
Yujin
January 30, 2013
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I've been soooo waiting for Fiji's next class! Thank you so much, David and Fiji! No doubt this session is also beautifully made : )