Firefly Pose: Workshop

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
4.71154
Average: 4.7 (52 votes)
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Duration:
19
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This is the final class in a series of three that help you move into the challenging arm balance, firefly pose (tittibhasana). Building on what you learned in Firefly Pose: Arm Strength, and Firefly Pose: Strengthen and Lengthen, 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!

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa/Power Yoga, Yoga for Strength

Comments

LLove 3 months ago

Fiji's instruction really helped me to gain a new understanding of this pose in my body and mind. I was able to go into the pose and stay for a few breaths. Whereas, before I just plopped right back down.

kimchi 6 months ago

This was a fun class - I still can't straighten my legs all the way, but I like doing classes like this at home because I don't have to worry about falling on anyone!

mirstein 7 months ago

I did it :) I have tried before, but i have never gotten my legs anywhere near straight, and I think that the initial 2 days building strength and balacing really helped, along with the careful guidance. I am doing this as this first part of the empower youself challenge, and I feel empowered and energized already! Thank you

Bizou 1 year ago

Simply AWESOME Fiji! I did it... Well, almost!

Cypress23 2 years ago

I keep coming back to this class and getting my legs straighter each time!

Irishlove 2 years ago

I didn't believe you that the third try would produce an even deeper result, but it did. I actually never heard the plane, only your alignment cues so thank you. I will repeat this class. I do need my legs less wide and my hands back a bit more and to the sides than instructed, but I presume that's just a personal anatomical thing?

I wonder if you would do a similar tutorial on Bakasana?

Thank you so much and Namaste from Ireland.

NatalieNZ 2 years 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.

NatalieNZ 2 years 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.

Sharon Barnes 2 years 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!,