Firefly Pose: Workshop

Firefly Pose: Workshop

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Instructor Fiji McAlpine
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Average: 4.7 (41 votes)
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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 Yoga, Yoga for Strength

Comments

Great class
Cypress23 1 month ago

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

Thank you!
Irishlove 5 months 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.

I did it!
NatalieNZ 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 1 year 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 :-)