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Fierce Posture Flow

Beginner II

Get ready to bring out your fierce and focused self in this fun hatha yoga class with Guy as he guides you through a flowing sequence of powerful poses, including warriors, archers, and wild boars!

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 7 of Total Body Flexibility And Health 14-Day Yoga Challenge For Men.

Fierce Posture Flow Playlist (to be played with the class)

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montessorimum
March 3, 2021
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That was fun, Guy! Who doesn’t want to channel their inner warrior or launch an arrow? I found this a refreshing change from traditional poses; I believe it’s an invitation to many who may hold the misguided belief that yoga is only about spandex and tree pose. :)

Dnakagawa
February 14, 2021
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I'm really enjoying Guy's classes as he combines both yoga and qigong. Both practices have been an essential part of my self care and well being in this life of Covid. Thank you so much Guy. More, please!

bmcloughlin
February 5, 2021
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This was a delightful change from my usual senior strength and flexibility workouts. It also helped me realized I'm stronger and more flexible than I knew. And it made me smile. Thanks, Guy.

Guy Friswell
January 25, 2021
Comment:

Fair question. I'd say this sequence and my own personal practice have many influences, including several styles/traditions of yoga as well as qigong. I still view this sequence as dominantly yoga -- movement coordinated with the breath while being mindfully present/embodied with your actions. This definition could easily be applied to some forms of qigong as well. So, it's really hard to put a pin in the question "is it yoga"? Keep practicing! Cheers, Guy

Neita
January 18, 2021
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Great class for an afternoon break! It was fun to take traditional postures and add that interpretation. Thank you!

PianoWire
January 15, 2021
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It wasn't quite as strenuous as I expected from the description, but it was definitely different! It was fun to do a practice that wasn't like all the others.

Question on the opening sequence: With fingers interlaced and palms turned away from my body, my shoulders won't allow me raise my outstretched arms much above horizontal. Bending my elbows helps, but not enough to get my hands over my head. The overhead stretch and tilts to each side weren't accessible to me. What do you suggest I do for these sequences? Should I leave my palms facing my body (which allows me to get my arms overhead) instead of trying to turn them away, or should I do the sequences with palms facing away and my arms front of me rather than overhead?

Guy Friswell
January 18, 2021
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Hi there -- yes, for sure, modify the poses to suit your body -- always! Things like interlaced fingers and arms straight overhead can be challenging in some bodies. I know in my own body that I have a cranky shoulder that finds these movements challenging on some days. Some options would be to simply not interlace your fingers and just have your palms facing each other, or for arms, to keep your elbows bent ("cactus arms"). Essentially you're looking to find an engagement and activation of the hands, arms and shoulders so doing this in whatever position suits you is the best way to go. There is no one "right way", have fun and make the practice your own!
All the best, Guy

SMZalokar
January 10, 2021
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Fierce, to the point and fantastic. I prefer “cultivating defense skills” to “weaponizing". And I really enjoy the way my body feels after this class. Maybe I am a warrior yogi?

sng4ever
January 10, 2021
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Guy, Such a unique and different practice. I liked it and found it "fun" - expand my mind about yoga. Thank you.
Nice way to shake things up and for men, I can see this being a good practice. I will get my husband to try it.

sydnirae
January 9, 2021
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As much as I like Guy's practices normally, I found it hard to understand his instructions. It also seemed like too much time was spent resting between sequences for this short of a practice.

eperkins
January 7, 2021
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This class is SO fun! Guy’s creative flow moves and releases energy with unique poses and strength building. Love it!

kapkap
January 7, 2021
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Thanks, Guy! This was fun and invigorating. And the wild boar made me want to try out martial arts. My son 11 and daughter 13 liked it too. Looking forward to more classes with you!

ChrisW
January 6, 2021
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I am so ready for my day after this strengthening class. Can't wait to do this great class more times and graduate to a full pushup. I'm half way there with my knees on the floor. Bookmarking!