Elevate Day 2

Intermediate III

This class can be done as a stand-alone class or as day 2 in Fiji's 14-Day Yoga Challenge, Elevate. In this vinyasa flow class, Fiji helps you incorporate the concept of levity into your practice. You will help you learn to move with lightness and ease by facing new challenges with a sense of humor. Note: a block is not required for this class, but some students may wish to have one to support them during some of the balancing postures.

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barbkoch
May 10, 2021
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Thank you for your clear cueing and reminders.

asnrth
January 23, 2021
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Doing this challenge for the third time now, and I love it. It is so nice to come back to and help you realign and reconnect with asanas no matter whether you have done them many times or for the first time, Fiji's instruction is fantastic. Thank you Fiji!!

asnrth
January 23, 2021
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Doing this challenge for the third time now, and I love it. It is so nice to come back to and help you realign and reconnect with asanas no matter whether you have done them many times or for the first time, Fiji's instruction is fantastic. Thank you Fiji!!

shumanfoo
January 6, 2021
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I’ve been doing headstands for about 10years. Fiji, you really got me warmed up to do one today . Thanks.

KatieIndiCrow
January 3, 2021
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This was my best headstand practice, EVER! Thank you. Loving this series and excited for day 3!

Bert Remijsen
October 31, 2020
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This class inspired me to do a headstand for the first time. A feeling like as if I just learned to ride a bicycle.

Keegitah
May 20, 2020
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Thank you for the great class! Surprised myself by doing a handstand for the first time in years.

jenna audrey
April 25, 2020
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That was fantastic! The asanas where you transition with the strap threw me (mentally) at first but I ended up doing it and loving it!! So creative and fantastic transitions. Im also never able to get into headstand in the traditional yogi way and I did it. It wasn't perfect, but I did it! I feel stronger already. This challenge is helping me get off the couch/away from my sourdough bread/muffin making haha and feeling strong again during this time of isolation. Thank you Fiji! Can't wait for tomorrow.

Emoir
April 11, 2020
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Wow, I read the comments and thought no way will I do headstand but I floated into it. There is definitely lightness in this class, wonderful! Thank you for another beautiful class Fiji.

KTK
April 7, 2020
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Wow, amazing cues and suddenly I am in a headstand, inspired to see what the body can do. Thank you so much for this class and challenge refreshing my mind and body to start the day in New Zealand today.

pianoskate
March 29, 2020
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This 14 day challenge is helping me through the London Lockdown. Thank you so much and wishing you good health.

Dougers
March 21, 2020
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Wow this was awesome. At the beginning of this class I would not have thought I would be comfortable attempting my first headstand (especially risking falling forward into my desk... think I'll take Day 3 in the living room with more space), however, I felt so grounded and sturdy pushing up through my arms and upper back, and anchoring my head against my woven fingers as guided..... I found myself pushing up into my first headstand ever, and holding it for the entire 12 breaths that I consciously worked towards before letting myself down (although not nearly as slow and gracefully as Fiji lowers down in the video).

Thank you so much! Can't wait for Day 3 tomorrow :)

AliClow
March 18, 2020
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I found the root and rebound concept really good. I will try to use it in my own teaching.

I went for a run today so found the lifted heels a little challenging. I have particularly tight calves and no yoga sequence ever seems to stretch them out, unfortunately.

Still, loved Day 2 and see you tomorrow!

jbondor
September 4, 2019
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A class more about lightness/ buoyancy than humorful attempts at standing poses (I believe my wobbly stances caused me to misinterpret the title!), but lovely. Also very grounding. I could do the bind from bent triangle, but had trouble maintaining it. Are the any modifications for folks who don't do the bind but want to still continue to a standing pose?

Johannasjo
August 21, 2019
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Great class! I have done many of Fiji´s classes and love them, but this one gave me a few additional aha-moments :-)
I appreciate the use of the strap as I have never been able to do this bind before (as I have shorter-than-average arms ha ha).
Thank you for a truly inspirational class!

maria philipose...
August 19, 2019
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this is my second day on the challenge. I am familiar with your core work in the other videos and love what you do. over the years I have become stronger, and yet this class this so satisfying. it is challenging and yet soothing, it is terrifically planned, even yesterdays day1 was perfect.
thrilled I started on it. thank you doing this.

mromero
August 13, 2019
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As someone who has recently started gardening, I found this class to be insightful. Excellent direction as always!

sng4ever
August 12, 2019
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Great practice about present moment, lightness, and gravity. Definitely intermediate however advance and beginner can modify and enjoy this practice. And again, Fiji is wonderful with her explanations and guidance.

Melanie Lichtinger
August 8, 2019
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What a great foundation - to levity!
A paradigm shift & lift.
Root - Rebound - Rise!
Thank you Fiji - so much goodness in this one that can be applied anywhere in Yoga-as-in-Life!

Ricky
July 31, 2019
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Without haste from one position to the other, conscious and deep ...
Thank you Fiji!!!

Jhatt
July 30, 2019
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Day 2 was excellent! Love the full length classes so far in this challenge. Thank you.

aw9918
July 30, 2019
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Love this class! I found it to be the perfect pace. I love Fijis instruction and reflections!

perfecta25
July 29, 2019
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Thank you! I have been trying for YEARS to get into headstand this way and was never successful - this was awesome!

meh221
July 29, 2019
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Loved the message in this one as well as the slow, deliberate pace. Thank you, Fiji.

Rea
July 29, 2019
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Dear Fiji, once more you've showed me what a truly amazing yoga teacher you are! I'm moving places n finding spaces in my body I thought I'll never ever be able to move again. Thank you! :) Namaste.