Beginner Basics in Flow

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Fiji McAlpine
Vinyasa/Power Yoga
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Average: 4.7 (234 votes)

In this all levels 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.


Great Class
kbssnow 4 years ago

This is the second Fiji class I have done here and I am truly impressed. She is an excellent instructor, very well balanced, very well timed, and solid knowledge of muskuloskeletal anatomy which greatly enhances her ability to instruct.

How do I strengthen my shoulders?
aurora_lily 4 years ago

I found this video very informative but I was unable to hold many of the poses (eg downward facing dog) as it felt that too much pressure was being put onto my shoulders. Is there a video that can help me develop strength in this area?

Shoulder Strength
David Procyshyn 4 years ago

Hi Aurora_lily.

Thanks for the question. The best way to strengthen your shoulders for downward facing dog pose is to practice doing the pose regularly. The frequency depends on your own level of comfort and how strong your muscles are and the repetition will make your muscles stronger, with more range of motion, over time.

Let me know how it goes.

David Founder

Great class, beginner? Not for me.
Annacaring 4 years ago

This beginner completed 20 minutes and decided more would likely be too much. I've pushed myself to get back up to where I was a couple/few years ago and injured some muscles. I don't want the injury to go into joints too so I am taking this class with a grain of salt when it states it is beginner. Holding those poses for so long right at the beginning gave me a hasty and deep burn in my arms and wrist pain beyond strengthening level. Its disheartening to see what a beginner class will do with me now-a-days. Not giving up, just listening to my body and not insisting on fitting into a "rating" of beginner. I am at my own level and listening to my body is a great lesson for me these days.

lomoraes 4 years ago

Amazing class, great way to explain the poses. Very challenging too, and I like that in a Vinyasa flow.

Strong, slow class
heather w 4 years ago

This class is challenging because of its slowed, descriptive pace. The holds make it quite a strong class, probably more an intermediate level but the descriptions are terrific for a beginner learning the asanas. Once again, Fiji's classes are terrific. Highly recommended!

Challenging & Awesome
Astrobright 4 years ago

This practice is great because she goes thru each pose showing transition moves (which I never really understood)and then speeds things up. Its intense I only made it thru 50 minutes. Better luck next time. :)

Beginners who want a challenge!
earths_gypsy 4 years ago

Woo! I just finished this video and it was challenging - in a good way. It's very helpful in reminding beginners to connect breath with movement (something I strive to improve little by little everyday). I definitely enjoyed this video, and look forward to trying it again to see improvement. I wouldn't suggest this video for people who are just beginning, unless you are an athlete with some base strength.
Thanks for a great video and practice. I look forward to my energized day!

Great explanation!
Yogabunny 4 years ago

I love how it explains everything and shows transitions! It is a strengthening session and I couldn't make it all the way through, but alas this is only my second session of yoga :) Even if you cant make it through the whole video, watch the whole video it helps a lot! <3

Great for Building Strength Gently
MiShogi 4 years ago

I am a teenager with fibromyalgia. It's hard for me to find ways to exercise that don't hurt. This video is a great way to build up strength and flexibility for my whole body. I recommend this practice to anyone wanting a gentle and total body work-out.