Beginner Basics in Flow

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
4.65809
Average: 4.7 (272 votes)
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Duration:
75
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23

In this class, Fiji takes you through a slow, deliberate flow practice that emphasizes the fundamentals in proper alignment. It is an intelligently guided vinyasa class that will renew your sense of connection to precise body positioning, while building the energy of a fun, vigorous power flow yoga class.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa Yoga

Comments

WordsandMelodies 4 years ago

I've done this class several times. (I particularly do it a few times after I've had a couple month hiatus from yoga....) The cues are so good and detailed, it's a nice reminder of appropriate alignment. Modifications are offered to try if necessary. It makes you work, but you feel so good... Thanks!

rnkbreaux 4 years ago

I have been doing different beginner classes on this website for a few months (mostly hatha yoga) and I love every single one of them. This class with Fiji is definitely pushing me out of my comfort zone and on towards my goal of completing "Intermediate" classes. The poses are challenging, but Fiji does a PHENOMENAL job of guiding you through each pose. I look forward to coming back to this practice over and over so I am able to see my progression. I struggled with all of the planks to chaturanga poses, but her encouragement to simply do our best helped me understand that I need to practice patience. I do agree that it can be hard on the wrists, but I am sure with practice our bodies will adapt. BEAUTIFUL practice and I am so very thankful and grateful for this website.

SeekingPeace 4 years ago

Thank you for a wonderful class Fiji. I found that the level was perfect for me: I have done a few yoga classes over the years but I do not have a regular practice. The extra tips for transitioning between poses and keeping good alignment were extremely useful. I look forward to trying out more of your classes!

Ckane 4 years ago

After only having tried yoga a handful of times, I had to stop at the half hour mark. I am not able to move as quickly as needed for the third time around in the first flow ( I think ) and found Eagle too challenging for a newbie with bad balance. Also hard on the wrists. I'll keep trying, but maybe shorter, easier classes. I like how Fiji explains everything though.

gypsyrasa 4 years ago

simply gorgeous -- explanations i've never had that i needed so much

sbeltrang 4 years ago

Fiji is sooooo amazing. Although I don't consider this video to be for beginners (as I am), her instructions are incredible! After this video I've realized those instructions are really important and they're not usually something that's emphasized by yoga teachers. So yes: I'm a beginner and I'll definitely keep coming back to this video, even if some poses are too challenging (or even completely out of my current possibilities). Just breathe and listen to Fiji.

bengesj 4 years ago

Great instruction. My wrists were a bit sore but I'm back on track to fitness. Once upon a time (5 years ago) I would've breezed through this flow.

hennalounge 4 years ago

This is a long class and it's not "fun" or relaxing by any means, but it will challenge a beginner to take their endurance to the next level. One cool thing I learned was how to kind of "spring" back to plank. My wrists are absolutely killing me now however. I will not do this class again because there was no relief for them during pretty much the entire practice.

Sea2Sea 4 years ago

Fiji is great at explaining proper form. I've been doing yoga off and on for years and found this video challenging. The second time I went through it, I tried to relax, focus on the breathing, and not be so hard on myself if I couldn't keep the form - like what Fiji explains in the beginning. The workout went much better.