Beginner Basics in Flow

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.7 (279 votes)
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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/Power Yoga


earths_gypsy 6 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!

Yogabunny 6 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

MiShogi 6 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.

soniaeven 6 years ago

I've followed this video so often I felt I needed to comment. This was the video that helped me build the strength and basic foundation I needed to progress from a beginner into trying intermediate classes. Even now that I readily do intermediate videos now, I still come back to this one and find there's so much here to continue to improve. I'm still working up to the arm balance at the end - some day!

treepose (not verified) 6 years ago

I agree with other comments. This video IMO is too challenging for a beginner. The long holds take a lot of leg strength. As usual Fiji is excellent here.

Theodi 7 years ago

This is my very first ever Yoga session and it was tough but I did the whole thing! Feeling energised and relaxed both at the same time, thanks Fiji for an awesome video I'll be sure to check out your others, looking forward to improving my Yoga, some of the poses were hard and I'm not that flexible yet. Namaste!

cookiesandpie2012 7 years ago

I picked this beginner workout to start back after a recent accident put my back and neck in a bind because it included stretches my doctor already had me using. I was only able to get a short distance in but I will be working my way up to more. The stretches in my back felt amazing, my shoulders are what really stopped me. I was working up a great sweat and I can feel it in my back and core. I can't wait to be able to do it all.

christinamckee 7 years ago

I'm new to yoga and am interested in developing a daily practice. I tried Fiji's Intro to Flow class last night and found it to be challenging and so informative! I learned a lot about body positioning and can really feel it in my muscles today.

Thanks for sharing this valuable resource!

mjdurandt 7 years ago

Really enjoyed this flow - I have done a bit of yoga in the past but found it parts of it a challenge - maybe because I was focusing on doing it correctly this time! Will definitely do this one again as I can only get better with practice. Thanks Fiji!