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Chakra Three Flow

Intermediate III

Fiji's third class in this 7-part series is a more challenging intermediate class due to the long holds. This power yoga class explores the energy of the third chakra, the chakra of the solar plexus or the manipurna chakra. Vitality, mental clarity, self-confidence and wisdom are qualities of the manipurna chakra, and Fiji supports your journey into these qualities within your self with grace and skill. This chakra is associated with the color yellow, which you can see is a part of Fiji's flashy outfit. 

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beccamama
beccamama
December 14, 2021
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Enjoying all the chakra flow classes so far - thank you!

karenleighjones
karenleighjones
November 18, 2021
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Fiji, I enjoy how you integrate the teaching into the practice. I could not do many of the asanas completely, as they were beyond my abilities. However, I modified when I could. Thank you as always Fiji. You have a gift.

kelseywallach
kelseywallach
March 20, 2021
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Wow Fiji, by far my favorite class on DYWM!! Heartfelt and helpful dialogue and I finally understand and really feel how the core connects the upper and lower body in postures like the warrior series. Feels so good to finally get that concept in my body! Thank you so much, looking forward to the rest of this series :)

kimchi
kimchi
February 21, 2021
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This was a tough but powerful class (could be rated Advanced due to long holds and a couple of challenging poses). I need to work more on this area!

aljopier57
aljopier57
January 25, 2021
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Loved this class- a big challenge for me, but so worth it. I am finally feeling good about holding poses for longer periods of time. Thanks Figi!

CheekyBrazilian
CheekyBrazilian
January 6, 2021
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Great class for the lockdown #2 - I liked practicing the hops, do you recommend any handstand hops to the front and back of the mat?

Cheers

bonnie.e.cox
bonnie.e.cox
December 21, 2020
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Get ready for a slow burn and long holds. It's a tough class, definitely advanced. The work pays off though. My body feels awesome, in tune, and relaxed.

crepuscule3142
crepuscule3142
November 23, 2020
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I love Fiji and this class has a lot of wisdom. However it was simply too slow for me and the holds were too long.

KGP
KGP
September 15, 2020
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Hello DGWM! This was an amazing class; perhaps it should be labelled advanced? Jumping into bakasana and titibhasana are both difficult poses. As always Fiji is able to help us do the seemingly impossible.

SL89
SL89
September 9, 2020
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Thank you Fiji for this excellent class! I hope to receive your advice so that I could complete the class next time: even if I tried to root down through the index finger&knuckle in poses like plank and down-dog, my palms hurt (not wrist) that I couldn’t hold long. This is not the first time — what should I do?

SL89
SL89
September 7, 2020
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Thank you Fiji for this excellent class! I hope to receive your advice so that I could complete the class next time: even if I tried to root down through the index finger&knuckle in poses like plank and down-dog, my palms hurt (not wrist) that I couldn’t hold long. This is not the first time — what should I do?

starita
starita
August 21, 2020
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Wow I am loving this chakra series, and especially this class! The first time you jumped into crow pose I thought "oh wow, this is too advanced for me, maybe I need to do a whole class on crow." Then when we did the other side I jumped into it, and was able to balance in crow for the first time ever! Just want to say how much I'm loving this series for both a period of deep mental reflection, and physical progression in my yoga practice :) (and I love all of Fiji's talking in this one - I know some said it was too much, but it was wonderful for me!)

MelissaQuin
MelissaQuin
June 2, 2020
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I was shaking and sweating within the first 10 minutes of this class. Super challenging, but exactly what I needed! Thank you for another amazing class!

logicfollows
logicfollows
May 20, 2020
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Long holds in this video are extremely challenging (especially chair poses!) but it all turns out to be SO delicious and worth it in the end. Thank you for the amazing instruction! I'm doing the Chakra 7 day challenge series and I think this has been the most difficult one.

Foxy Roxi
Foxy Roxi
May 7, 2020
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I have been following doyogawithme just as the UK entered into lockdown. I have been healing childhood trauma. and what has become more apparent this year generational trauma/paying back karma from previous life experiences also possibly. Doing this seven day chakra is healing me in ways `I never knew yoga could but hoped it would when I began practicing yoga on the mat maybe three years ago. Thank you to this wonderful team and members who has made it possible for me to receive 2 months subscription. Even on my reduced hours income and free subscription I hope to offer you my gratitude and testimony. I am eternally grateful. Fiji you have used your experience to translate yoga in a way that has propelled and expanded my capacity to heal. Namaste.

LucyHB
LucyHB
April 28, 2020
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I've been doing the 7 day chakra series and came to this one on possibly the most difficult day of my quarantine so far, with creativity and self confidence absolutely worn out. Trying to balance life and home schooling as a single mother, and with the rest of my family in another country, really hit hard today and without my daily running to get some head space I felt for the first time that I was really struggling to cope. Hiit workouts and bike rides earlier today didn't cure the lockdown blues but this class did, it was exactly what I needed, even though it was tough it was so worth it. Thank you Fiji

duroc017
duroc017
April 15, 2020
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This is a very powerful practice! Physically (I sweat a lot!) and spiritually/emotionally. Like a lot of people I'm sure, I have struggled with self-esteem issues for as long as I can remember, and I am realizing how much this has held me back in life. At the same time, I've also been reflecting a lot lately on times when I have acted out from my ego in ways that were potentially hurtful to or at the least not helpful to others. While the global situation right now is very awful and tragic, I have been feeling grateful for the quarantine in my own personal life because it's allowed me extra time for my daily yoga practice and self-reflection. And as always, thank you DYWM and all the amazing teachers on this site! This website has truly transformed my life for the better.

cirvine06
cirvine06
April 10, 2020
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Great, super challenging flow. There is too much talking for my preference, but I am simply amazed at how Fiji can calmly and strongly cue and talk during the entire class. She's so strong!

Maputo
Maputo
April 7, 2020
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Challenging holds. A very good strength building class. I selected on a day when I just didn't have as much juice in the can. So, I challenged myself to do what I could, building towards the future when maybe I'll be able to do the full class. Maybe not , but it doesn't matter because it's about the journey and meeting my body where it is.

felizcat
felizcat
January 29, 2020
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Came across this class as part of a "class-pack" - as others stated extremely challenging, a class I would like to come back to when I have more strength. Stick with it and do the best you can.

M.Doman
M.Doman
August 2, 2019
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Your teachings about how to relate each chakra to my life has brought so much clarity to me. I feel as if my mind is awake. My eyes are now open. I know what I must do. Thank you.

lisakensler
lisakensler
May 23, 2019
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I didn’t realize that the third chakra is where I’ve been feeling challenged - keeping my actions aligned with my intention... this practice opened up so many opportunities for reflection off the mat. So grateful.

sng4ever
sng4ever
April 25, 2019
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Tough practice however as Fiji stated, this chakra requires us to "try". And well, it did!

If you are an advance yogi, you will love this practice. For beginners and intermediates, I found this practice to be challenging and a great way to push yourself.

Lindsflip89
Lindsflip89
April 15, 2019
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Fiji rocks it again. This practice was just what I needed to bring awareness to my energy, my will, my self confidence. Going through a particularly rough time and coupling movement with meditation focusing on the chakras is a beautiful and supportive experience. Thank you Fiji for sharing your gift with us.

eham
eham
March 2, 2019
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Fits the movement perfectly. Thank you, Fiji.

ButteryLeslie
ButteryLeslie
February 6, 2019
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Really, really challenging for me -- had to pause several times for breaks in long poses as my endurance was less than Fiji's. Feeling gratitude for the deep stretches and muscle soreness. I'll keep working at this flow.

nadonado
nadonado
December 20, 2018
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There were a few poses I could not do but those are areas for improvement. Thank you.

circelink
circelink
November 28, 2018
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I loved the challenge of this class. And I loved the gentle reminder that the judgments I have around my own abilities are just some of the old dusty voices washed away in this third chakra cleanse!

Purpleme
Purpleme
October 13, 2018
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I haven't done this class for many months now as my experience when I first tried this class was that I was getting irritable and exhausted from the long holds. I thought to myself that there was something I needed to learn.... Now months and a lot of strong classes by Fiji and daily meditations later I found myself enjoying this class as I felt my body grounded, strong and free. Thank you Fiji, for being right here with your movement and words of wisdom and liberation whenever I need them :-)

emhenry
emhenry
October 8, 2018
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What an experience this class gave me this morning. Working with Manipura chakra is exactly what I need to do right now and this class served me in all aspects. Extremely challenging, but weirdly comforting for that- the power lies within! My strength, my abilities, my sense of worth- all are in my control and as long as I choose to, I can grow and develop them myself. Thank you, Fiji, for being my guide. The closing was perfect and I know that I will return to this often. Thank you xx

oakhazel
oakhazel
October 3, 2018
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Amazing lesson, there were many things I couldn't do and I realised I should only do your classes once a week, as they are a bit beyond my ability, and do others in the interim. I learnt a lot though from your instructions and love your style of lesson and instruction and I loved the mudra at the end. Thank you.

Jenny3
Jenny3
September 17, 2018
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which probably means that this is the Chakra that is the most out of balance. Am I right? Fought through some of the poses - will revisit this program in a few weeks to see how I progress. Thanks for the challenge!

Fiji McAlpine
Fiji McAlpine
September 18, 2018
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Hi Jenny,

This practice itself is definately challenging simply from a physical perspective, there may also be resistance due to work that is needed in this rung of the chakra ladder. The third chakra is functioning well when we feel we have a healthy sense of self-determination, and that we are intouch with take action in our own life. It can of course become over or underactive which would lead to being too domineering or too meak.

katielee23
katielee23
June 16, 2018
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Thank you, again, Fiji, I always learn something from your classes. My 3rd chakra feels soooo energized now (at this important intention setting time of the new moon). Which I realise I desperately needed. Definitely challenging intermediate....I'll reach proper titivasana in time with practice, I know.
Thankyouthankyouthankyou. :-)
Namaste.x

Kitkatkatey
Kitkatkatey
May 9, 2018
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wonderful class. Way above my ability in places but still got lots from what I could do.

Was a little confused by 3rd chakra being below the navel, I thought it was just above?

Fiji McAlpine
Fiji McAlpine
May 10, 2018
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This is a great question, and like you for many years I was informed that the 3rd chakra was located above the navel. This may be true! What I have come to learn in the last couple of years, in deeper study with some incredible teachers is that the chakra is located behind the naval and around 2 inches down. This is was shared first by an incredibly wise woman/teacher of Ayurveda and yoga. She has studied extensively at the Bihar yoga school in India for decades and is a fountain of knowledge. She also pointed out to me that that Kundalini yoga also sees this lower source of power.

jdepaemelaere
jdepaemelaere
April 26, 2018
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This 3rd chakra class inspired me to reconcile my natural abilities, skills, life story, to my intentions, goals, life purpose. I loved the 1st and 2nd chakra classes too, and am looking forward to moving on up through the rest of this series. Really love Fiji's teaching and spiritual guidance. Thank you for the good that these classes have brought to my life!

crepuscule3142
crepuscule3142
April 25, 2018
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This is a great and challenging class. I don't believe in chakras and woo, but Fiji does a great job in tying the chakras to real emotions and feelings - great for emotionally crippled degenerates like me. I was initially hesitant to start a seven class chakra course but am glad I've done it. Would recommend to all the skeptics out there. It's basically like therapy and a hardcore workout at the same time.

karen77ca
karen77ca
April 19, 2018
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This class pushed me and made me work! :) Fiji, I love and admire your ability and your teaching! I unfortunately get a bit distracted by so much talk. I have a hard time focusing on all your words of wisdom! It's just not my style...but that's ok! We can't all be the same! :)

acuddy
acuddy
April 18, 2018
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I love the pacing of this class and found I was easily able to modify more challenging poses in such a way that the flow remained seamless. Thanks Figi!

brindmore
brindmore
March 7, 2018
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A few advanced poses with modifications offered. Definitely challenging to hold some poses and extended time. Enjoyable class although I think it was more difficult than Chakra 2 which was labeled advanced. Thanks Fiji!