Power Yoga for Shoulder Stability

Intermediate II

In this power yoga class, Fiji puts together a brilliant flow that shows you how to create the power and flexibility that you need for a forearm balance. She is calm and precise in her explanations, giving this class a focus and meditative flow that is unique and deeply fulfilling.

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edc23
edc23
January 26, 2021
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Fiji does it again! After sustaining shoulder injuries years ago this class helped me breath into and also challenge my shoulder strength in a safe and very effective way. You are amazing!

kmeggs
kmeggs
September 29, 2020
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Loooved this one! I'm a huge fan of Fiji's classes, but this one really felt different and fresh. I'm excited to revisit because I know it will lead to measurable results !

thekchog palma
thekchog palma
August 27, 2020
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What a wonderful class! I feel revitalized and joyful after doing this. I'm carrying two small kids around, and still nursing one, so I really needed some work on my shoulders. Between amazing classes like this and the pilates series I have been following, DYWM has been a huge support in recovering my strength post-partum, especially during the pandemic the globe has been experiencing. Thank you SO much, DYWM community!

Fenway88
Fenway88
August 25, 2020
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This was just what I needed today. Thank you, Fiji, and the DYWM team.

Starfishcove
Starfishcove
May 24, 2020
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This is such a good class - it’s not just about shoulders, not just about strength; it provides some really effective stretches I’ve never seen before, and includes a lot of leg and core work. It’s a well balanced practice that strengthens and stretches the whole body.

kezaroid
kezaroid
May 2, 2020
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My dream is to be able to support myself on my shoulders. I will have to do this practice everyday to allow myself to let go. I cannot relax into the practice , my anxiety to let go is too strong. I will not give up. I will keep practicing . Thank you Fiji!

duroc017
duroc017
December 29, 2019
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This class is very challenging due to some long holds on the legs and arms. My arms are crying out from the effort, but I think that's probably a good sign. I would say this one is very, very effective for building strength and endurance. I need to come back to this one more often.

ag329
ag329
January 23, 2019
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oh my goodness, this was good stuff! surprised myself by supporting while inverted! Fiji delivers, as always, a fabulous and CLEAR practice. thank you!! <3

nadonado
nadonado
January 14, 2019
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This class challenges me. I need to work on my shoulders. Thank you Fiji.

n.hartmann
n.hartmann
November 28, 2018
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So good. Lots to practice. I have found areas I suspected were tight, but hadn't been so near them as to feel the freedom I will find in their realease. Love this! Thanks so much!!

Rbreid73
Rbreid73
November 23, 2018
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I have been working through Fiji's back catalog for months - main intention being to uncover classes I never knew existed. This class justifies why I am doing this. It's an absolute cracker. Being 60+ minutes, it's a class you can really get into. Fiji's teaching cues are spot on, so detailed you could almost practice with eyes closed (I wouldn't recommend doing so!). As much as this class is about strengthening the shoulders and lateral obliques, a mention should also go to the quads which burn (in a good way) in the lunges. Seek out this class - you will not be disappointed. Another keeper of a class that I will return to over and again. Thank you Fiji.

BevieKnowles
BevieKnowles
May 25, 2018
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Fiji has a really nice way of speaking you though the challenging stuff. Thanks.

Bemaya
Bemaya
May 21, 2018
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A great class that I got the strength to do over a period of weeks by taking Fiji's other forearm balance classes. Almost there. Plus work at a wonderful studio here in New Orleans. Could never love yoga without the local real people who support and guide personally. I'm not all the way there yet but the classes have taught me so much. Stayed in crow yesterday for 5 breaths!!!

Lu
Lu
March 1, 2018
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Fiji This class was amazing! Zowie is all I can say! Thank you!!

lea.muller@student.maastrichtuniversity.nl
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Dear Fiji, I really liked this practiced. I did it together with my boyfriend and we were both challenged, but found strength in it. You are amazing in explaining the movements. Thank you!

pgeorghiou
pgeorghiou
July 23, 2017
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Fiji keeps delivering that wonderful balance of challenge and reward. I struggled a bit more with this class than I did with her other intermediate courses, but it made the close of the class that much more relaxing. I will definitely revisit!

charon
charon
April 27, 2017
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thank you! i made it up - oh so briefly - in crow for the first time. you have a nice way of preparing me mentally, reminding me that small degrees can make a big difference along the way.

Helenita
Helenita
March 27, 2017
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Challenging yet subtle and beautiful yoga practice accompanied by the strong, motivating and wise words from Fidji and leading to a bliss state at the end of the practice. Thank you once again for your magic, Fidji. Namaste.

Helenita
Helenita
March 27, 2017
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Challenging yet subtle and beautiful yoga practice accompanied by the strong, motivating and wise words from Fidji. All in control and evolving gently towards a bliss state at the end of the practice. Thank you once again Fidji for your magic. Namaste.

mananna
mananna
March 8, 2017
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Thanks for this amazing practice. You are my favorite!!!

Dakota Drummer
Dakota Drummer
March 3, 2017
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This was an invigorating challenge that I will re-vist in the future. I want to push my mind and body to learn and grow. What a great class. Thank you.

Can you tell me which classes are similar? inversion and shoulder classes?

ucheoseb
ucheoseb
February 17, 2017
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I started my practice today unhappy, thinking about how all my other yoga friends are leaps and bounds ahead of me and how things were too hard and maybe I shouldn't practice today. This class was a not-so-gentle-yet-needed reminder that I'm exactly where I need to be, and that if I continue to practice I will improve. Plus, one of my yoga goals is Pincha Mayurasana, so this class was absolutely perfect for me. Thank you!

lovedrumtalk
lovedrumtalk
February 9, 2017
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i was looking for a shoulder/heart opener and was scared that this practice would work it too much instead, but i decided to do it anyway because Fiji's classes are always good. And this class is just what i needed!! my shoulders do feel light and "reset".

thank you so much for all the wonderful practices Fiji!!

kara_western
kara_western
January 18, 2017
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I was really nervous about this class. I find Fiji's classes to be already challenging (in a good way) and then this one was labelled CHALLENGING intermediate, and on top of that a full length class! But it was actually a really great class that pushed me in ways I never knew! I have no arm strength and my shoulder's are really tight, but this class allowed me to progress slowly and push my boundaries in gentle ways. I wasn't able to do any inversions, but just working on my arms and forearms let me strengthen my body to help me get there down the road... thanks!

terriblemonde
terriblemonde
January 16, 2017
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powerful & with great, detailed instruction that made my poses more effective. thank you

juneonthemoon
juneonthemoon
January 16, 2017
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What a beautifully challenging practice. I will definitely be coming back to this one to further the poses.

beckymartello
beckymartello
January 14, 2017
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Somehow yoga gives you just what you need. Beautiful closing sentiments. Thank you, Fiji.

Karrie
Karrie
January 14, 2017
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Fantastic practice, Fiji! Thank you!

loriinman
loriinman
January 14, 2017
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First of all, I'm loving the Challenge! Doing classes I hadn't done before and really stretching into new challenges. It's easy to gravitate to the same classes and get in a rut. Second, after the Challenge I would love to see suggestions on how to put the videos together in a series to work on certain goals. For example, if you want to start building more spine flexibility, list out 7 classes in a certain order that help you build toward that. I'm so random in how I pick classes. I would love some goal-based suggestions to help me branch out.

birdnthesky
birdnthesky
August 14, 2016
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Great shoulder class. I need to incorporate it into my weekly routine.

daphne.levasseur
daphne.levasseur
April 22, 2016
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Picked this class because I wanted to go easy on the lower body, nothing more, but then felt a beautiful release from this smooth yet challenging flow. Really got focussed into the class, felt really light afterwards. Thanks Fiji!!

Wagsgirl
Wagsgirl
March 31, 2016
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Fantastic shoulder strengthening class. I am recovering from a torn rotator cuff and this class, with the reminders to go slow and teaching proper stance is helping to strengthen my shoulders to avoid another injury. Not to worry though, I got the ok from my doc before starting.

hpdrrglover
hpdrrglover
February 27, 2016
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I love this shoulder power! I am still struggling finding the right placement/focus for my elbows in dolphin pose, but I am feeling progress. Thanks, Fiji!

LovemyLife
LovemyLife
February 23, 2016
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Fantastic shoulder class! Even though I haven't practiced in years, jumping into this class was good with the modifications, and your guiding reminder to work up to the strength. Thank you!

Hamish MacCuish
Hamish MacCuish
December 22, 2015
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Another fantastic class. Thank you.
I was so surprised to actually hold my first ever forearm balance!!
I didn't realise I wasnt keeping the shoulders engaged properly, but with the guidance. ..what a workout! Loved it!

akurban
akurban
September 6, 2015
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Thank you Fiji!
Excellent class.
Instructions are clear for this challenging class, especially the shoulder stances.
Great for of us who are on computers a lot, or just holding tension in the shoulders.
Thank you for another wonderful class.

Teo
Teo
September 5, 2015
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I enjoyed so much this class. It is so good to focus on the shoulders, the space around them, to check their strength and stretch them. The class is also challenging , I found it difficult for my shoulders to carry the weight which is carried so well by the legs. I felt so well and so light after the class.

alexwongc
alexwongc
August 24, 2015
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I enjoy each one of your classes!! thank you for taking your time doing this videos.

full power

best vibes stay irie!!

anymij
anymij
May 25, 2015
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Fiji,

once i let go, i was able to feel the true opening of letting go from a spiritual perspective. Thank you for your assistance!

jimyna

anymij
anymij
May 25, 2015
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Fiji,
once I finally let go of the baggage, I was blessed enough to feel the true opening of letting go on a spiritual level. Thank you for your assistance.

Jimyna

Jannike
Jannike
April 28, 2015
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I really liked this class - it was exactly what I needed, my shoulders got a great workout without any tension being build up, as I can get when I workout at the gym. A whole new different poses for me so it was much fun and sweaty, though I sometimes found it hard to follow the flow, what the next move was, without looking at the screen.
Afterwards I got a nice, open (and tired) feeling in the shoulders and all the way down my back and sides of the shoulder-blades (with juicy, sore muscles for days afterwards). Even the legs and stomach got a good workout for me, my body tells me I need to do yoga more often and I will DEFINITELY do this class again 'cause I LOVE IT! Thank you Fiji!

lizziewinter
lizziewinter
April 5, 2015
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I have always feared about inversion and arm balances. Fiji's awesome, and clear instructions help me to challenge myself. It was a new and wonderful perspective! Thanks Fiji for your videos.

PY
PY
February 24, 2015
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I believe that it was because of this class I gained the strength to complete my first forearm handstand. A milestone for me. Brilliant.

Kiratee
Kiratee
February 9, 2015
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Another excellent class. Fiji’s instruction is detailed but never superfluous and I always learn something new with her. Thank you so much!

ortrudes
ortrudes
January 21, 2015
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This was fantastic. Great lessons. Great practice. Fiji is a wonderful teacher.

belladonna_in
belladonna_in
January 4, 2015
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i really love to practice yoga with fiji. her instructions are very clear and she helps me to stay with myself. thanks a lot for one more great video!!