Moving Meditation II

Advanced

This is an advanced intuitive flow full of standing balances, complex transitions, and binds. Fiji encourages you to listen to and follow the harmonised voice of your mind and body, and follow the guidance of your breath.

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Eri
November 27, 2021
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Fiji classes always bring me to a state of harmony mind and body. Words can’t express how thankful I am to be able to still do your classes after 8 years that I came across to DYWM and evolve from beginner to advanced classes and 2 two children :). Thank you Fiji and DYWM team!

hollysansone
November 8, 2021
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5
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Fantastic class! I feel balanced and my body feels happy-tired and energised. So good! I'll definitely come back to this one again and again 😁

crepuscule3142
June 29, 2021
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Great class but HOW is it possible to go from wild thing to wheel without dislocating a shoulder i don´t know. Anyway, fun class for trying out ridiculously difficult poses.

hollysansone
November 8, 2021
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I rotate the hand on the ground toward the middle of the mat while I deepen the backbend. While rotating that hand, I reach the arm that's in the air toward the mat and move my gaze toward the mat by deepening the arch in my neck. If the tops of my fingers touch the mat (of the free hand), that's usually enough for me to get traction, get the hand down and the then lift and fully reposition the bottom hand, then the feet. To get out is a bit trickier, but involves lifting and and turning (what will be) the bottom hand back to the start position. One side I can do it, the other side I just come out like a regular Urdhva D onto my back. Hope that helps, and please correct me if there's a better way DYWM family 😁🙏

Seeker SSL
June 18, 2021
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Wonderful class...Calming & intense at same time!...thank you Fiji.

asnrth
April 4, 2021
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Love coming back to this practice. Truly moving meditation. Thank you Fiji!!

Iamjwilliams
March 27, 2021
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Love this class! One of my favorite shorter classes to get the blood flowing before work in the morning! More please Fiji!!!

Cmaira
January 31, 2021
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I absolutely loved the sequencing of this class and the multiple peak poses. One request for Moving Meditation III, Fiji, can we please have 15-20 more minutes of your beautiful sequencing and cueing? Maybe in the form of a longer warmup before the first advanced pose.

maria abunnasr
January 22, 2021
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My all-time favorite class - hits all the sweet spots and challenges me to come back for more. Thank you!

kris7
January 20, 2021
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I am extremely surprised at this class, because generally i have a harder time with fiji classes because of the amount of details given orally that would make it hard to stay focused. This one was absolutely perfect, not one time i felt like there was too much talking and i could follow it till the end with pleasure. great job

Amyrattray
December 17, 2020
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Such a brilliant class, I love the calm and gradual approach to trickier positions and transitions, and you are led in to them, before you know it you are doing it!
Thank you Fiji!
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laurenbrum
December 14, 2020
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I enjoyed this challenging class; I usually follow the intermediate classes but wanted to try advanced for a change. However, a few days later my feet started burning/tingling and I am struggling to walk. I have pinched nerves in my heels! Any ideas?

Fiji McAlpine
December 22, 2020
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Hi Lauren,

I am so sorry to hear that you are in pain. I have not heard about this before, I am not sure what has caused the pain. Burning sensation can be a sign of a pinched nerve, have you asked your doctor ? I hope you are feeling well again very soon.

Ricky
December 4, 2020
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Challenging and meditative at the same time. Really a very nice flow, great rhythm... just from the wild thing into the bridge I don´t know how to turn the hand which is on the floor ;-))

fatosha
October 18, 2020
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Great class, intense and relaxing at the same time. Fiji takes me to the poses I wouldn't be able to do on my own! Thank you!

elsaaforges
August 6, 2020
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It was my first Advanced class and I was a bit scared. It turned out that I could do almost everything and I was surprised at how strong I am, thanks to all the amazing classes on DYWM. Keep it up!

KBQ
July 27, 2020
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I am so incredibly grateful for this practice today - thank you Fiji and DYWM! Like several others have said in the comments, I'm not quite there with some of the poses but it really didn't matter to how much I enjoyed it - and it was a joyeous realisation that I am stronger than I thought - in asanas and in mind! So I am sure I will come come back to this one. Thank you, and namaste to all enjoying this site :-) Katherine

CJ 12
July 10, 2020
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Fiji is such an incredible instructor , her energy is so calming and I always feel so much better after doing her classes. Thank you so much :-)

TikiMan098
July 5, 2020
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So good. I found myself meditating after this class without intending to. The only other time I can recall that happening is on another one of Fiji's classes.... thank you.

sng4ever
June 15, 2020
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What a great and intense practice. Well taught / guided by Fiji, as always. Definitely advanced however intermediate can do some of the poses. And, always modify.

carasummit
March 23, 2020
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What a wonderful practice! Exactly what I needed after a day of online learning with both biological and non-biological students! I could have stayed in savasana for hours(: One of my favorite classes of yours, Fiji. Thank you! Namaste!

Marlee Franz
March 21, 2020
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Thank you Fiji! Wonderful way to start the day. Namaste!

And much gratitude to you for offering your classes freely during this challenging time. Amazing! I have been recommending your site to everyone for years :)

duroc017
March 17, 2020
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What a fun practice! I fell on my butt both times when trying to get back into downward dog from wheel pose, which felt joyful in itself. Something for me to work on for next time, right? I love the wide variety of poses in this, and the unique transitions of course. I will definitely come back to this gemstone of a video :)

freshang23
January 8, 2020
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Holy smokes this is EXACTLY what I needed! Okay, want to ask a question though, I can finally hold Firefly (briefly) however, I have found that in order to elevate my legs- it is helpful for me to go on my fists, instead of flat palms. Is this common? Possibly due to body structure, or is it just a lack of necessary strength. I do have long legs, compared to my arms, so often it seems like leverage is not working in my favor. I would appreciate any thoughts. I don't want to be forcing a pose, just because I can. You know? Thanks much. Love this one Fiji. And I am excited to repeat this one after the 30 day challenge to see how I have shifted!

meh221
October 20, 2019
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I keep coming back to this one. Love everything about it: pace, instruction, creativity, flow. Would love to see more just like it. Thanks, Fiji.

wanita
September 13, 2019
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I haven't mastered all of these challenges but it's fun to try them. My husband will love this! I also love Fiji's nature settings. Thank you :)

Dnakagawa
August 28, 2019
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Delicious moving meditation. A perfect antidote to a hectic work day, week....
The choices offered to ease into the more advanced poses are greatly appreciated. My body feels wonderful.

Thank you! Also, love the woods. So soothing.

ssubyogi
August 22, 2019
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Just wow! Beautiful flow! I felt so energized and challenged in this moving meditation. I loved the play. I can't wait to be able to balance on my hands and cross my feet in front of me. Any suggestions to how to move into this one more easily? Would love more of these wooded advanced practices! Brilliant!

Fiji McAlpine
August 27, 2019
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So happy that you love this one, it too is one of my favorite spots! The hand balance does come with time and play, practice it every week and you will be amazed at how quickly it unfolds. I like to make sure I am warm and open before going into it, and it helps to press your legs out with conviction to creat balance!

Catefish
July 13, 2019
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Wow. My mind is absolutely blown. This class is as brilliant as it is both mentally and physically stimulating; I LOVE the transitions. Plus I just can't get enough of the forest classrooms. I don't know how Fiji manages to outdo herself, but... That's what she do.
Thank you! :)

Bethany Abram
April 22, 2019
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Fiji is always great. This practice allows me to try poses that I otherwise would shy away from. This moving meditation is so empowering and playful. Deep gratitude to you, Fiji. You are a unique soul. Thank you for sharing your yogic journey with us.

bethany

nadonado
April 18, 2019
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I usually do intermediate classes but I love Moving Meditation so I thought I'd give this a try. I LOVE it. Smoothly flowing movements matched with breathing feels great. Thank you

saludintegrada
March 18, 2019
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I absolutely loved this practice; a perfect combination of meditative + challenging + fun! I loved the level of intensity, the fun and unexpected transitions, and the overall feeling I have right now. I look forward to feeling sore tomorrow, or maybe even this evening LOL. Oh and the setting....just...perfect <3 Thanks, Fiji and DYWM team; you rooooock!! :D

jhuffman
March 16, 2019
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That was a good one. I have never done bird of paradise. With Fiji's instructions, almost anything is possible. I can't quite shoot my legs out to the side when crouched forward but I'm looking forward to working on that. Now I finally get why you may want to buy a particular routine. Thank you!

tarynchess
February 25, 2019
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What a beautiful, delicious class. That move from wild thing into bridge was fun and I totally fell out both times trying to go in reverse, so I know I'll be so proud of myself when I can do it. That, and maybe one day getting my feet off the ground while balancing on my hands! You're always an inspiration, Fiji!

sindysisi
February 19, 2019
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Thank you Fiji! This class is challenging yet meditating! Love the pace! I didn't check the clock to see how many minutes left because I enjoyed every moment of it!

ajfinnen
February 13, 2019
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I LOVED this practice! Thank you, thank you!

ajfinnen
January 5, 2019
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When I woke up today, after saying, "thank you", I felt heavy, creaky, tired and daunted by my list of "things to do". I decided to try this class because of the title, even though I shy away from the advanced classes usually. I am so glad I did! I now feel light, airy, and even though my list hasn't shortened, I feel much more positive and capable! This is a challenging and wonderful class. It's so nice to have options when the more difficult poses aren't attainable, yet. Many thanks, Fiji!

Melanie Lichtinger
December 27, 2018
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So good to having challenged myself with this advanced flow practice with Fiji!
Even though my body wasn't up for some of the poses it was so inspiring to see where it can go, play with new forms and sensations, and take in Fiji's calm and strong modelling and guidance. As always, loved her ever newly creative flow / flowing creativity.
Will bookmark and revisit - see where it takes over time....

YogiRiss
December 15, 2018
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I also get very excited when a new Fiji class drops. I have been working my way back from an ACLR surgery and this was definitely a challenge. I had a great time, though, exploring my body, finding the limits and honoring where I'm at currently. It's a beautiful and fun flow--even if you fall over a few times like me :-)

bridgetfelix
December 13, 2018
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Thank you so much for this amazing class. The setting was as if it was plucked right out of a dream, and Fiji's instruction was, as always, clear and gentle. I'll be coming back to this one often. Thanks again.

jbondor
December 7, 2018
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Very empowering class with creative and fun transitions. I was blown away by the beauty of the setting and Fiji practicing it in. I normally do intermediate classes, but like to try out the advanced ones sometimes. It's a nice way to experience new poses -- sometimes I just stay in the first option or go back and wait in plank, but I always manage a few new ones. Very powerful feeling! I do admit to getting very giggly when Fiji said, "preparation for doing legs behind the head". I'm not quite there yet, but still a lovely practice. Always grateful for Fiji!