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Elevate Day 6

Intermediate III

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.

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Arda
June 12, 2021
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Wow this is a very challenging class for me. I love the diversity of poses but now realise I have a long way to go. Instructions are great, and I feel very comfortable doing them on my own at home. Will just keep practising, maybe 1 day......

taradara
March 27, 2021
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Great and humbling class which made me realise how much strength and courage i still need to build but with clear intentions in sight. You are a fantastic teacher Fiji and this series is really taking me out of my comfort zone and making me feel much more expansive. Looking forward to tomorrow- thank you!

Leahjoojoo
February 1, 2021
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Such a challenging, yet accessible class, with Fiji giving lots of tips on how to progress into poses as well as modifications. Personally for me having my feet starting on a block for crow (never done that before) felt amazing and the strongest I have ever done it, with Fiji's instruction.

For those who struggled with putting "your leg on your shoulder like a backpack" I recommend Andrea's class for Compass Pose which really breaks this down even further. I believe Rachel does a flying pigeon class which breaks that one down really nicely (eka pada something!).

Really nice class and although I didn't even get close to catching any air in forearm balance or handstand, I felt like this was the first step in getting closer to these poses. Thanks Fiji!

shumanfoo
January 13, 2021
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I love arm balances and inversions so this class was great for me. The only one I have never been able to do is the seated one where you shoot your legs out to the side. It might be my body shape or inflexibility in a certain area. But this class with it’s warmup gives me hope which is a good thing. Thanks Fiji!

aljopier57
January 11, 2021
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Figi- such great help for the arm balances, forearm and headstand being especially challenging for me, but this practice seems to be wonderfully slowly progressive. Just loved this class! I think I will enjoy the journey to getting just a little closer every day. Namaste!

kgoldman
September 2, 2020
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All of her classes are my favorites but today in particular really resonated with me. Today was INCREDIBLE on both a spiritual and physical level. Today I flew literally and physically and I loved flipping my perspective! Millimeter by Millimeter, breath by breath <3

carpenstein
August 25, 2020
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Oh my gosh, that was so much FUN!! Thank you very very much.

carpenstein
August 25, 2020
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Oh my gosh, that was so much FUN!! Thank you very very much.

yvonnelovessatmornings
July 24, 2020
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Thank you Fiji. Crow pose is my nemesis but I am determined to do it one day as well as a headstand and maybe a handstand - I did these easily as a child but at 58 I feel a bit like an elephant! Your explanations and options are very reassuring and I will definitely come back to this class.

bwoodb
May 10, 2020
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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
April 30, 2020
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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
April 12, 2020
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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
March 26, 2020
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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
March 25, 2020
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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
March 22, 2020
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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
September 8, 2019
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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
August 27, 2019
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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
August 24, 2019
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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
August 23, 2019
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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!!!!

Christine N
August 16, 2019
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I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do those arm balances but I’m not discouraged. Great classes Fiji thank you. X

Melanie Lichtinger
August 15, 2019
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Wow - so great to develop these arm balance foundations - and even fun-dations, with handstand hops!
So glad I didn't my mind win by feeling discouraged, and try them on.
Thank you Fiji, for literally helping us elevate in new ways!

hlane
August 10, 2019
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There is no one whom I would trust more to guide me through these very fulfilling balances! Thank you, Fiji, once again!

Arctica
August 8, 2019
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Dear Fiji, I absolutely love this series (I mean the whole 14 days challenge)... thank you so much! <3

Tfillinger
August 1, 2019
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This is an awesome practice. Always feel so open and strong