Birds of a Feather

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.8 (167 votes)
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Fiji explores variations on four bird-related yoga poses - crow, or crane pose (bakasana), eagle pose (garudasana) and pigeon pose (eka pada rajakapotasana), finishing with flying pigeon pose. She warms your body with an energizing flow, building strength and focus before flying like a bird, then sinking into deep stretches and a wonderful savasana. Music provided by Yogitunes.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa/Power Yoga, Yoga for Strength


Sooz03927 5 months ago

This was the toughest yet of the 3-week Neck and Shoulder Challenge. I’m not close to one-legged crow but maybe someday! I could at least attempt the rest.

Lucia A 7 months ago

I never thought the day would come when I would be able to keep up with this class. It’s one of my favorites but I used to find it very challenging. After a year of constant practice, I finally did it from beginning to end! Still working on flying pigeon but the rest came along nicely. Highly recommend this class!

Carole G 9 months ago

I love everything Fiji does. This class is - of late - my favourite. I have done it almost daily for the last few months with a view to mastering crow & flying pigeon. It has taken a while but I can now do crow & my flying pigeon is coming along (fluttering & flapping ). I am very grateful and am looking forward to continuing to progress. thank you for a great website

jonathonlee 11 months ago

No floating for me yet but I love this class with modifications. Your directions are perfectly paced and I always finish your classes feeling better and as though I've discovered something new. Thank you!

This is a challenging one for me too but I love the interesting standing pigeon pose. I am slowly working on my crow pose and I' getting there. As always I need more practice on balancing one leg

Alison Hamilton 1 year ago

Just revisited this class after a couple of years as part of the 2020 new year challenge, and I am astonished at how far my practice has developed from first time around - a wobbly, giggly, collapsing heap of human- to now! I managed almost everything except the full flying pigeon, and I did manage to get one foot off the ground for a split second. The millimetre miracles are happening!

ag329 2 years ago

Very nice challenge- although I was a bit wobbly, I enjoyed this. Felt like it was the perfect length also. :)

duroc017 2 years ago

I love coming back to this video again and again as a way to check in with myself. It is so relaxing yet challenging. For some reason though, I always find that the transition from warrior 3 to pigeon pose towards the end of the video on my right side always gives me a very intense and unpleasant sensation in my right hip to the point where I have to ease off pigeon pose and shake it off. Doesn't happen on my left side for whatever reason, so I'm waiting for the day when that transition is less painful.

Mhare 3 years ago

Each time I do this lovely practice I get closer to floating in the sky. Thanks for letting us ake flight.