Power Yoga for Beginners

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.8 (237 votes)
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If you're wondering if you're doing chaturanga, plank, warrior one or the vinyasa flow correctly, this power yoga flow class for beginners is a great place to start. Fiji takes the time to break down each pose, focusing on alignment and how the pose should feel to you. Fiji occasionally holds poses for longer than she normally does, so remember to take breaks if you need to.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa/Power Yoga


dawnburck 6 months ago

So grateful I found your class on my yoga journey. The poses were broken down down in a way that will prevent the pain I was beginning to experience during my practice. Thank you for your gentle and expert teaching.

RanRad 8 months ago

Thank you so much Fiji for this detail session. I have a question , Recently after my yoga my sitting bones and legs are aching . Is this pain because of tight muscles or I am doing the poses wrongly

Fiji McAlpine 8 months ago

Discomfort in the legs after a practice is common especially after doing a challening class. This may be due to muscles being sore after strength building, tendons might be sore after stretching too. Give yourself time to rest after these practices.

ElenaLon 8 months ago

This is a great class that I return to regularly to check my postures as I progress.
One issue I have that I have not found help with in any of the videos is the transition from downward dog to warrior 1 / lounge. The instruction is always to bend your leg and move your foot between your hands - when I do this I can't go all the way and my foot ends up short of where it should be - what would I be doing wrong ? I know the alternative is to do what you do here which is to start the warrior pose from standing up but I would really like to be able to transition from downward dog instead, any ideas ? Thanks !

Fiji McAlpine 8 months ago

Hi Elena,
You are not alone in this struggle! Many students, often with tight hamstrings, struggle to get the foot all the way up to the hands. Loosening the hamstrings takes time, but might help. Some other tricks to try are scooting the back foot back, after you take the big step forward, the back foot is easier to move. Another thing I do sometimes is bring the knee into my chest, then as my chest moves forward from downdog to plank the leg hitches a ride, the final movement then comes from the knee to the foot. This is a good thing to workshop, maybe I should make a short tutorial for this one!

ElenaLon 8 months ago

Thank you Fiji ! hey yes a short tutorial would be great, I will work on these suggestions ... !

farima_mt 1 year ago

I’m totally new to this and thank you for give us the chance to try it at home and for free.
So, should I do all of the video every day or say, three time per week?

Fiji McAlpine 1 year ago

Hi Farima,

I am so happy you are trying yoga! Listen to your body and do what feels right, it might be nice to start 3 times a week and then build from there if you feel called to do more! Enjoy the journey!

One of the greatest breakdowns I've ever experienced. So many new things to observe within my body on poses I've "known" how to do for years! I don't keep a consistent enough practice yet to ever feel like moving much past beginners yoga, but I feel like that could change! This video and a few others on this site, done enough and consistently, then maybe taking a few in-person classes and I already see myself moving on to more intermediate stuff (moving on could be a year or two still, but it seems possible!). I really enjoyed what she said about being patient with the body, communicating and connecting with it. Something I've understood more recently. This video was well timed in my life, thank you for being available and open to the world.

EmBe 1 year ago

Comprehensive Vinyasa Pose Explanations!
Although I’ve practiced Vinyasa yoga for some time, I’ve never had a beginner class that provided such a thorough introduction to the poses. This summer I’m doing beginner classes like this one to fill in the gaps in my yoga training.
“Tick tocking” the legs and knees is new for me because I learned it as “windshield wipering.” “Tick tock” brings an image of an old German cuckoo clock which I prefer to the slap-slap of a car’s windshield wipers.
Thank you for the beautiful outdoor setting of this class!