Firefly Pose: Arm Strength

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.9 (95 votes)
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Note: Fiji says you need 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. This class will get you where you need to be for the next ones in the series: Firefly Pose: Strengthen and Lengthen and Firefly Pose: Workshop.


Equipment: Block
Style: Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga for Strength


ElisseAV 2 years ago

thank you for this, I think next time i could do 2 milliseconds, wow!

lpyles 2 years ago

Fiji I have been doing your classes for 4years and somehow your classes keep getting better. I love the focus on technique and building strength. Thanks for your devotion to bringing us new classes to help develop better practices. Just finished doing your 14 day challenge and this is a great class to follow up that challenge as it really help to increase strength.

carawayandcumin 2 years ago

I didn't think I could do a millisecond, but then you convinced me I could, and I did! Then my eyes filled with tears of gratitude for the strength I am building and the fulfillment practicing yoga is giving me. Thank you.

Sea2Sea 2 years ago

What an incredible class! Fiji's instruction and encouragement are making this challenging class a weekly go-to for me. My arms are wiped out. The 'breaks' are were enough to keep me going. Thank you so much for this arm-strengthening yoga class!

emhenry 2 years ago

Whooosh! This was such a great class! Not just because it really is such a great strength builder, but also because Fiji was just so lovely! When she said "I'll be here for you, you just be here for me" I really felt my heart lift! I am so grateful to Fiji- and this website- for giving me access to such an incredible teacher. Love xx

madisontaylorbrand 3 years ago

What a great class! I did this after my morning cup of joe, and it brought so much happiness and energy to my day! I absolutely love Fiji's classes and the dynamic flow. I feel like I am right there with her. My arms feel great today! Thanks Fiji!

Kiratee 3 years ago

That was the best class I've done in ages. Your attention to detail and the space you give the poses ensure that we are truly building strength from the most solid base possible. What an excellent and inspiring teacher you are, Fiji :) I hope one day to be able to practice with you in person. Also, thank you to the DYWM team for filming in such a beautiful location. It seemed to make the hard work seem slightly more bearable, haha!

chopper 3 years ago

Just when I think Figi's taught her best class , it just gets better. I love the interaction and when you say smile as I am struggling in a pose.
You shine in this class , and like many others instructors on DYWM I feel beyond grateful for all you have done and are doing for my mind , body and soul!

LucyHB 3 years ago

Another fantastic class from Fiji, great strengthener for core and shoulders as well as the arms. Not an exhausting, sweaty class though, as she gives us lots of opportunity to take a breather. Nice length too. Thanks Fiji!!