Firefly Pose: Workshop

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Teacher: 
Fiji McAlpine
Difficulty: 
Intermediate
Style: 
Vinyasa/Power Yoga
Yoga for Strength
Duration: 
19
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39
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Average: 4.7 (38 votes)

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

I did it!
NatalieNZ 2 weeks ago

Dear Fiji,
Day 3 of this intermediate yoga challenge.
About two years ago I started DYWM and your classes used to scare the heck out of me.
My - how far we have all come together!
Just completed multiple times, gracefully and with a smile as wide as my extended legs - titivasana.
Can hardly believe it but it happened just as you said.
I thought I should share that with you.
Thank you for guiding me everyday to the strength and center of the being I am and am becoming.

I did it!
NatalieNZ 2 weeks ago

Dear Fiji,
Day 3 of this intermediate yoga challenge.
About two years ago I started DYWM and your classes used to scare the heck out of me.
My - how far we have all come together!
Just completed multiple times, gracefully and with a smile as wide as my extended legs - titivasana.
Can hardly believe it but it happened just as you said.
I thought I should share that with you.
Thank you for guiding me everyday to the strength and center of the being I am and am becoming.

Firefly
Sharon Barnes 1 month ago

Thanks Figi You are a fantastic teacher and motivator. I never would have though I could do firefly or crow but now they are part of my week.y practice ( not as pretty). I am in family practice medicine x 20 years and have been an athlete my entire life , however just recently integrated the practice of yoga.
I have joined your site this year and frequently tell my patients about your great access here. Thank you and keep up the Great Work!,

This is the first yoga class
hazab 1 month ago

This is the first yoga class I've done that's made me laugh out loud, and I was smiling ridiculously throughout savasana. I didn't make the post, mind you (can't straighten my legs for the life of me), but I did balance all my weight on my hands, which doesn't happen too often. After reading people's comments, I repeated the second part of this workshop before moving straight into this video. Thanks for all the wonderful work, Fiji! Your classes always make me smile. :)

Tough but fun
kcairney 5 months ago

I thought this was a good progression from the other two classes and I believe there is some real truth in what Fiji says about the mind–body connection. While trying multiple times to get into the final pose, I fell over every time but even that 'falling' helped me overcome the 'fear' of falling an enjoy the playful journey of this pose. As we get older, we tend to live our lives up in your head and are far away from the floor. This is a gradual process over years and, over time, compounds our fear of falling when faced with these poses. This disconnection from the ground often prevents us from enjoying or even trying these activities, where, as a kid, you would just keep on trying until you made it. It's great to reconnect with that 'inner child' as I think we all seem to lose this sense of fun as we become adults and are conditioned to move further away from the floor..

Really didn't like it
nannciem 5 months ago

I did this workshop for the intermediate challenge and totally disliked it. We are not enough well stretched and well prepared to get in the peak pose and felt more like we had to do the 3 workshops in line to have the real stretch we need to get into it.
It would have been better if it was more considered as a full yoga class that leads us to firefly pose with a review of the exercise of the last 2 classes than a workshop that is concluded in 20 minutes only.

Firefly Workshop
David Procyshyn 5 months ago

My wife and I just did this class today and although I felt like I was warm enough, I can see how others might feel differently. We have thought about this before, and have posted a comment at the top of each Peak Pose Challenge encouraging students to do classes, particularly the shorter and final classes, back-to-back, to get the most out of the progression. So if you consider doing this challenge again, try doing the last two together. I imagine you'll feel a lot more prepared.

It was fun doing this and I'm
Helen Alford 6 months ago

It was fun doing this and I'm going to keep trying. What I feel is that my hamstrings aren't long enough to extend my legs fully in this position. But I can do a seated forward fold so perhaps it's the fact that my hips aren't high enough? My toes just about leave the ground but won' t go any further.
Great timing with the airplane :-)

Someday...!
SarahB2214 7 months 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 7 months 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!