Firefly Pose: Workshop

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Difficulty: 
Intermediate
Style: 
Vinyasa/Power Yoga
Yoga for Strength
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19:39
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Class Description: 

This is the final class in a series of three that help you move into the challenging arm balance, firefly pose (tittibhasana). Fiji targets flexibility in the legs, hips and back, shoulder strength/flexibility and core strength before moving into the peak pose in this class. If you have never been able to do firefly pose or haven't tried it yet, this may be your answer. Fiji's design of this peak pose challenge is about as good as it gets. Good luck!

Comments

Someday...!
SarahB2214 2 weeks ago

I just completed all three classes in the Firefly series, and although I wasn't able to fully make it into this pose, I'm hopeful I will someday. It wasn't pretty... I was able to get my legs off the ground, but I struggled with straightening them while also lifting my hips up. I flopped on my butt with all three attempts, but I was able to hold Awkward Firefly (haha) for a few seconds the last time I attempted, so that's progress! I loved how encouraging and and genuine Fiji was throughout this series. I've always been uncomfortable with attempting poses that require a lot of wrist work due to having severe Carpal Tunnel in both wrists while pregnant. So to say the least, my wrists still bug me some to this day, but Fiji's sensitive approach to awakening the wrists for the demands of this pose made this challenge possible for me. I will definitely complete this series again soon!

Fiji gets it
caitlin.louise 2 weeks ago

Can tell you're really 'feeling it' in this one! 2nd time around via this challenge was even better, thanks for teaching some real life ways to see the world while yoga-ing.. when I started yoga ~4 months ago I never thought I would be this person but, yoga has really been "a drop in the bucket in the right direction" for me! :) Thanks, Fijiii!

Balance and Contentment - Happy Full Moon!
Melanie Lichtinger 2 weeks ago

HA! Loved what happened in this process, even though I didn't 'make' it into the pose. This is my first time playing with firefly, 'even though' arm balances have been always a challenge since my wrists hurt when I put too much pressure on them. But the prep in the last two days, and Fiji's clear, precise, motivating guidance helped me see what's essential (shooting the body into two directions), and now it needs to land more in the body, with practice. Good to see how easily that happens with squat, and with Warrior 3. Loved consciously finding the genuine contentment and patience.
And it all was beautifully aligned with the TAURUS - SCORPIO Full Moon this evening (yes, pulling us into two directions, as we're invited to balance dropping into something that might feel scary but can be so transformational, and feeling the contentment in the body for where it goes - currently).
Much Love and Happy Full Moon!

Thanks Fiji for my favorite
lyd_grace 4 weeks ago

Thanks Fiji for my favorite new plank - "ker-plank"!

Perfect instruction!
HeatherSue 1 month ago

The compassion and support that Fiji offers in this class is like nothing else ! I sometimes get nervous trying arm balances because I worry that my wrists are going to collapse beneath my weight, but the guidance and emotional support that she provides definitely made me less anxious and more confident in lifting my feet off the ground when trying this tricky pose. I couldn't ask for a better teacher :)

This is wonderful! I did the
cirvine06 1 month ago

This is wonderful! I did the pose my first time trying and it's because of how well Fiji sets it up, both in this video and the two other videos in this series. I was really surprised I was able to do it honestly, but I loved being able to. Looking forward to coming back to this series to continue getting better at the pose!

Yahoo, I did it!!
Majcom 1 month ago

Thank you so much Fiji, this is wonderful! It was not real pretty or held for very long, but I did it!!

There's Hope!
Sea2Sea 2 months ago

I am 'flexibly challenged' : ) and have knee issues yet I have hope that I will be able to successfully complete this pose soon. I've been enjoying the other classes Fiji has in this set and this is a great conclusion. Fiji's encouragement is personal, genuine, and so motivating to me. Thank you so much for this class!

So wonderful!
jenniferorsatti 2 months ago

I love all of Fiji's practices! This one is especially so wonderful, although I didn't make it fully into the pose just yet. I have always struggled getting into Titivasana, but with this workshop practice, I can feel myself making my way into it very soon. Your instructions are always so well guided and so motivational.

Thank you for the most wonderful practices!

Squeeee! I did it! Thank you
emhenry 2 months ago

Squeeee! I did it! Thank you so much for your excellence guidance, Fiji. I feel joyful, not really because I got into the full expression, but because you led me to this point with such patience and humour. I feel light and my heart is happy! With love and gratitude xx