Elevate Day 6

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.9 (31 votes)
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This class can be done as a stand-alone class or as day 6 in Fiji's 14-Day Yoga Challenge, Elevate. Fiji sets out to challenge your balance in this class, paying particular attention to setting up good foundations as she takes you through a multi-level approach to a variety of arm balance poses. Note that it will help if you have a clear piece of wall to practice against.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa Yoga


bwoodb 1 month ago

Thank you, Fiji for the way that you carefully describe the different stages of a challenge. I’m going to be 60 this year, I say this as someone that has been a yoga practitioner for 20 years. I’ve enjoyed many forms of practice, but Vinyasa best of all. I now have arthritis which means that things that I used to be able to take for granted now cause discomfort. I have always been a strong (capable) person. Aging processes are especially humbling in the yoga practice. Your clear staging gives me a sense of accomplishment, rather than seeing what I can’t do anymore. I never could do crow (never liked it) but under your guidance I still try. Left to my own devices I wouldn’t go near it. Again, thank you, sincerely for this gift during the pandemic, I’m doing a new fresh class with you every day, the stimulation and challenge is an invaluable contribution to my health and well-being.

jenna audrey 2 months ago

Aw that was a really fun class! Just wish my baby wasnt sleeping downstairs haha I couldn't risk the thump if while kicking up into handstand. Its killing me though. As soon as hes up I'm going to do it! haha Reminds me of being a kid. We used to do well handstands all the time for fun. :) Thanks again Fiji. I'm going to come back to this practice even when this challenge is over.

Amazinganya 2 months ago

Today was so much fun! I can tell I am getting stronger as I was almost able to hold myself up on the eight-angle pose. Thanks again for such a great class!

MelissaQuin 3 months ago

I went in to day 6 thinking that I was not going to be able to do half the poses. I've always struggled with arm balances of any sort in yoga classes. But I surprised myself (and my kids!). Maybe because I felt more comfortable at home (I've only been doing yoga at home for a couple of weeks now), or knowing there is carpet underneath my mat and my falls would be less painful and less humiliating. Either way, this was challenging and amazing!

Dougers 3 months ago

great class and continuation of the Elevate challenge. several challenging arm balance poses that I need to work on, but am thankful for your thorough guidance and the confidence building as we all work towards our goals. thank you!

Kat Colorado 3 months ago

You are such an amazing teacher, Fiji. I loved the stretches in the beginning of the practice. All the changes from one position in the next were so well orchestrated it felt like a dance. I was able to fly a bit in crow because of the block and now I feel full of positive feelings.

kadman10 9 months ago

I wonder if I will every be able to do these arm balances, but was totally into it. I felt like a child rising to a new challenge playfully. Interestingly, some of right shoulder and shoulder blade tension actually felt alleviated after the practice which makes me think that maybe strengthening this area will improve the situation.
Great series and great class!

Fhirinn 10 months ago

That was great, with a lot of stuff that I could not yet do! I basically did not manage to get into ANY of the arm balances, haha, and then totally surprised myself by succeeding at the very last one! Had never imagined that I could do that honestly! Woohoo :) Thank you Fiji!

mromero 10 months ago

This class was challenging, but I love it! I found it very productive. Day 6 is one of my favorite classes out of the 14 days—— but The entire 14 days is amazing!!

sng4ever 10 months ago

WOW! This was intermediate and yes, you USE the shoulders. A good challenge. A "different" practice. Fiji is right to say "Changing your Perspective". Give it a whirl!!!!