Power Yoga for Beginners

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.8 (242 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


Kitty N 3 months ago

This was the second time I've tried this class...the first time I think I was very new to yoga and found myself getting frustrated that I couldn't hold the poses as long as Fiji does. This time though, I recognized a vast improvement and I found myself really loving this class now! I really love how Fiji tells us to be patient with our bodies....that is exactly what I was NOT doing the first time. Fiji, you are wonderful, I loved this class :)

kmeggs 4 months ago

Took this because I wanted something easier—haha, of course that's unlikely with Fiji :) It's a fabulous deep dive into fundamentals that I should prob watch every year, even after a decade of yoga. Yes, the poses are basic, but the amount of time you're holding them makes it tough but not boring!

dawnburck 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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?