Fire It Up!

Intermediate III

Crista's lively energy and creative class design make yoga so enjoyable, particularly when you lie down at the end! So get ready to fire yourself up, release tight muscles and invigorate yourself through a tough power yoga class that focuses on stoking the fire within.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 27 of the Daily Dose 30-Day Intermediate Yoga Challenge.

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ewartluf
ewartluf
January 2, 2022
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5
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My whole body feels awake after doing this, and there are still poses that I didn't manage to do yet!

outdooryoga
outdooryoga
October 31, 2021
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Sweet and spicy! Breath of fire during chair, plank, and boat...so nice! Also some good stretches. Thank you, Crista.

MaryRose Metcalfe
MaryRose Metcalfe
July 10, 2020
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What a fun practice. Great new shoulder stretches too. This really adds to this 21 day shoulder/arm challenge.

Kiratee
Kiratee
December 25, 2019
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Beautiful Christmas day practice - not too hard, not too soft, just a lovely mix of everything. Thank you, Crista, wising you and yours a happy day <3

mkposky
mkposky
April 17, 2019
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I LOVEEEE Crista's classes and the careful, fun energy she brings to them. I did this one for the first time in a while and it made me wonder why I had ever stopped. It is very intense, but while pushing you, Crista has a way of reminding you not to go too deep into the stretches if you are not there yet - everyone is on their own journey.

brindmore
brindmore
December 30, 2018
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what a wonderful class! wish it was longer....

handstoheart
handstoheart
October 20, 2018
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This is my new favourite class, and bringing the breath of fire in as well is just perfect. I cannot do the knee to the back of the arm sliding up and down move *at all*. I suppose I'll get there with practice, and building strength, but if there are any tips that would help be get it, I'd be very grateful. Namaste and thanks as always dear Crista!

khuyentran1401
khuyentran1401
September 22, 2018
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Love how you integrate the breathe into the practice. The breath is so healthy for the body. The class is challenging enough to keep me engaged throughout the practice. Thank you for your awesome video!

Paulette9
Paulette9
August 24, 2018
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I love how Krista incorporates the breath of fire into some of the poses. Also, love the alternate nose breathing as a wonderful way to close the class. Enjoyed all of the shoulder stretches as well. Thank you for a well balanced and fun class!

Irishlove
Irishlove
July 8, 2018
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I still struggle with Bakasana, but Crista made sense for my body type (I'm very flexible) as I always struggle to keep my knees in my armpits. Taking the inner knee to the outer arm works much better for my body because then I can squeeze and lean forward. It's a matter of time, and I'm trying very hard not to be frustrated with myself. I loved the core work and working to the edge of opening shoulders. Namaste from Ireland.

Helen Alford
Helen Alford
January 30, 2018
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My favourite class at the moment, I love the pranayama throughout and for some reason crow pose felt loads easier - the headstand transition feels a little unnerving, not sure how to do that without crashing on my head! I've felt really balanced at the end of the class each time, fractal patterns around the ceiling light must be a good sign anyway. Perfect, thanks so much.

JPNYC
JPNYC
January 8, 2018
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Great class. Nice balance of flexibility and breathing. Headstand will also be in another lifetime.

Pam Palmer
Pam Palmer
November 28, 2017
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I LOVED this class! I wasn't able to do everything this first time, but it gives me opportunity next time. I feel stronger and and more flexible AND more centered at the end of this practice. Thank you, thank you, thank you Christa!

sindysisi
sindysisi
June 4, 2017
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I really enjoyed this class and your cheerful smile! It opens up my hip and chest! Thanks Christa!

Kiratee
Kiratee
January 26, 2017
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Thank you, Crista - another fab class sprinkled with a bit of everything, plus your usual creativity :). I loved the Pranayama too. You are such a fantastic addition to DYWM and your classes always make me smile.

bethblatt
bethblatt
January 14, 2017
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I like all the twisting, some unusual stretches. It did start a bit fast, but I was already warmed up.

TheYogiRD
TheYogiRD
December 13, 2016
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What a beautiful class! I was ablee to follow along without even looking at my computer! In other online classes I've done in the past, I've had to look at what the teacher was doing in order to know what he/she was talking about. But, this was fluid and easy to follow; well done!!

amoghacs21
amoghacs21
November 2, 2016
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I LOVED THE CLASS. IT HAS BEEN A YEAR SINCE I DID YOGA AND I was hesitant to do this class. But I am glad I could do it because of the beautiful instructions and perhaps The flow was so interesting. I learnt many new poses and how my body felt with them, Thank you so much

Kimaschaefer
Kimaschaefer
September 27, 2016
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I loved the intensity and the way she mixed it up so that it was not difficult to keep up.

TMWheelock
TMWheelock
September 24, 2016
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I'm not used to classes starting this fast without a warm up. Moving into pigeon four minutes in is kind of intense...

athingso
athingso
September 7, 2016
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Perfectly what I needed. Strength and floor, continued flow. Also: first headstand!

Nancy_
Nancy_
September 5, 2016
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I always love the fact that Crista give so many options for each asanas, mix so well all the postures and different king of breathing and in this one, there is also a short meditation at the end.
So, I guess, I could call it a perfect yoga class! ;)

cgolembuski
cgolembuski
September 5, 2016
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Enjoyed this class. I can't quite do all the parts yet but look forward to trying again.

bhagen
bhagen
September 4, 2016
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Challenging yet playful, with inventive sequences that stretch me in all the right places - love it!

Becky in TX
Becky in TX
August 30, 2016
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I needed all of this!
Thank you for clear instructions and creative combinatios. I just need a bigger living room.
I will return to this class many times (I've not yet acheived a headstand).
Much to look forward to. Thank you.

Adrienne Katz Kennedy
Adrienne Katz Kennedy
August 25, 2016
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I feel calm, energised and can't stop smiling! Yet, I also feel as though I put in some real effort. Fantastic.

pvetsen
pvetsen
August 23, 2016
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Great class. Satisfying shorter flow for both power and release. Loved the pranayama incorporation as well! Crista had me grinning half the time as usual, love love love~

Gymjunkee27
Gymjunkee27
August 23, 2016
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Did half a head stand. She explains it so well now I know what I was doing wrong.
Thank you so much Christi! Soon my legs will be all the way up.
Namaste

emhenry
emhenry
August 23, 2016
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Just when I think I can't love DYWM any more, you introduce Crista! Her style is just fantastic! Excellent class! I hope she does more! Thank you xx