Firefly Pose: Arm Strength

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Teacher: 
Fiji McAlpine
Difficulty: 
Intermediate
Style: 
Vinyasa/Power Yoga
Yoga for Strength
Equipment: 
Block
Duration: 
45
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***Note: Fiji asks you to have two blocks for this class, but you can also use two books of the same thickness.*** In part one of Fiji's 3-part series leading you to firefly pose (tittibhasana), she works on strengthening the arms. She emphasizes the muscles that are needed in this challenging arm balance to prepare you for the final peak pose, that you will be doing in part three. Fiji's focus, intelligent progression and clarity make this class wonderfully fulfilling and energizing. You need two blocks for this class.

Comments

Tough in a good way!
PeacefulRN 4 days ago

2/15/18. Coming back to this one...thinking I may need to regularly incorporate it into my practice to continue to strengthen and stabilize my shoulder girdle. I consider myself pretty strong but this type of practice makes me question that belief!! Crisp, clear cues throughout and a nice balance between strength and ease. Thank you!

Holy!
Dennette 1 month ago

I have a significant amount of work to do after taking time off to heal an injury. This class was very challenging for me... I have done it 3 times this week; third time was easier than the first. The level of instruction on this website is very high. My own teachers set the bar very high during my YTT and yours is the only website I recommend to those who frequent my own classes. Thank you for doing what you do.

Challenging indeed
Becky in George... 1 month ago

I attended my first public class yesterday, to start 2018. I was surprised and pleased at how well informed/prepared I have become with just at home practice. DYWM has taught me well. I had already decided to do a 30 day challenge, but with more room for growth. This is it. You are taking me through the first month of a new year.
Thanks for being here for us all. Happy New Year.

Igniting the 30 day challenge
Rbreid73 3 months ago

What a way to start the 30 day challenge. I love working my shoulders, building strength through poses that set an intention towards doing bow pose. So, if you love these types of classes too, this is the right one for you. I really appreciated that Fiji took some 'time out' during the class to explain the importance of technique in Chaturanga Dandasana. There was also a strong sense that getting to bow pose will take time, so although a challenging intermediate class, there were variations to enable you to build confidence over time.

Another Fiji classic
jennyharry 3 months ago

Fantastic way to start the 30-day yoga challenge. I feel invigorated and eager for the next day.
I love Fiji's pacing and precise instructions that make sure you will not get hurt even in more challenging poses.

So good to be challenged just the right way!
Melanie Lichtinger 3 months ago

So glad I joined on day 2 with what I could have easily avoided - arm and shoulder strength - and I've considered my weakness. Yet knowing how well Fiji builds up the practice, and with the home / online DYWM there's no peer pressure / competition in the group I can do the poses purely focused on my body's capacities and on Fiji's instruction. And it went much 'better' than I thought, and Fiji's modifications and motivations helped a lot too. Trusting my arms and shoulders will gradually, with dedication and gratitude for the current capacities get even stronger - yay! And yep, floating above hot coals for a few milliseconds, lol!
Big gratitude to Fiji, and DYWM!

A challenging class for me (I
stephanie-berlin 3 months ago

A challenging class for me (I need to build more shoulder strength) but such a great way to start the challenge for sure. I look forward to the next session :) Thanks for your guidance Fiji!

Nice challenge and a unique
PeacefulRN 3 months ago

Nice challenge and a unique way to build functional strength in the upper body. I enjoyed using blocks in a new way. Thank you so much!

This was such an excellent
TeamWolffland 3 months ago

This was such an excellent challenge, and fun way to kick off this series, thank you so much Fiji! As with all the videos, I feel truly supported throughout the practice and highly motivated to work through any resistance there, by way of proper instruction through descriptions of physical sensations and anatomical positioning. I cannot thank DYWM enough over the years! It's helped me overcome and live better with autoimmune disease, as well as life transitions currently experiencing. <3

I wanted to quit so bad...
rainbreau 3 months ago

I wanted to quit so bad... but I didn't. I couldn't not be there for you Fiji ;) Thanks for always gently kicking my ass.