Dancer's Pose: Balances and Binds

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.9 (56 votes)
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This is the first class in a series of four that leads you to the peak pose, dancer's pose (natarajasana). This class is a challenge to your balance, flexibility and strength. It's a fun class that mixes arm binds with foot balances, a vigorous power yoga flow and some wonderfully deep stretches for the whole body. It will also prepare you for subsequent steps in Dancer's Pose: Supple Spine and Shoulders, Dancer's Pose: Workshop, and Dancer's Pose: Playful Dancer's Flow.

Equipment: Strap
Style: Vinyasa/Power Yoga


karen77ca 2 years ago

I found this one so, so hard! I was falling all over the place. Fiji makes it look so easy and effortless. I'm kinda scared to try the next three classes.

Fiji McAlpine 2 years ago

Don't be afraid! Be willing to meet yourself exactly where you are on your mat each day and enjoy the process of surprising yourself!

Yoga soul 3 years ago

I was intrigued by the bird of paradise pose that appears as the picture for this class. Loved the pace and it helped me get into a solid while not the most beautiful, bird of paradise while I was in Hawai’i. I set my goal earlier this year to be able to get into that pose before we got to Hawai‘i. Thanks Fiji!

Melanie Lichtinger 3 years ago

Thank you Fiji, for this class with great ground work for balancing! It was challenging, yet with focus (and conviction :-) ) I felt much more grounded and strong in the balances. Definitely another to-to again.
Esp. any time that requires inner and outer grounding AND balance.

Kalay 3 years ago

Fiji is so gifted!! Another wonderful class. Your body feels rejuvenate after the class.

jbencke 3 years ago

I’ve been looking for a flow that doesn’t have many chaturanga dandasanas because of an issue with tennis elbow (tendonosis). This really fits the bill, as it creates plenty of heat in the large muscle groups, but doesn’t stress the smaller joints as much. Feeling “supple like a leopard” after this one. Arigatou!

nadonado 3 years ago

Steady and strong. This class made me a good way. Fiji has nice cadence and rhythm.