Revolved Bound Side Angle Pose: Reach and Wrap

Intermediate III

This is the second in a 3-part series where Fiji prepares your body for and teaches you how to do revolved bound side angle pose (parivrtta baddha parsvakonasana). This is a shorter class than the first, but packed full of challenging poses and a creative sequence that threads them all together. Fiji shines in this class, and you may find yourself moving into poses you never felt your body was able to access, including standing balances, back bends and twists. The first class in this series is Revolved Bound Side Angle Pose: Dynamic Twists. The third and final class is Revolved Bound Side Angle Pose: Workshop.

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Trishwit
January 5, 2021
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I had to do this class twice because it was so difficult to do the binds and keep an eye on the screen, although to be fair, I forgot to watch it before attempting the first time. Second time was a charm and my confidence soared. Namaste

MelissaQuin
October 11, 2020
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This class is exactly what I needed today! Thank you, Fiji, for everything!

jewellyship
September 3, 2020
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This class cemented for me what has always thrown me off wanting to do Fiji’s classes as part of challenges. She is firm and clear with her direction but I have always found a missing warmth in her tone (vocal delivery). This tone I detect was met with words in this class when she says “all you have to do is breathe. I am doing the poses and talking.” The comment could be seen equally as benign but for me personally, I am seldom able to find a good breath-asana connection in Figi’s classes. I was not able to do the pose nor was I in a good breathing rhythm from the transitions. I have been doing yoga for 20 years and always seeking some good Intermediate Hatha/ashtanga flows with preferably, warm teachers. Figi is a beautiful soul and there are moments this shines through but after about 10 classes, most of the time now, I skip her class.

I recommend keeping her classes under advance challenges only and perhaps compiling a challenge of good intermediate flow classes(45-60 mins) like Tracey’s that help us build breath focus and strength gradually. ( a short pranayama at the beginning is always helpful).

Feel free to read and not post this comment publicly. I just wanted to share my thoughts as a I truly appreciate your site. I imagine I’m not the only one with similar thoughts. Namaste.

brian murphy
March 11, 2019
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short, intense and challenging. Perfect for after a day at a desk.

khuyentran1401
September 11, 2018
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Love this class. Love how my body comes into alignment. Please have more of videos like this. Thank you fir being such a great instructor!

Kathlee
August 21, 2018
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This morning my daughter chose this class I I let go of the question of level and how long was the class, not thinking about it again until I saw at the end. I have definitely grown after this class and thoroughly enjoyed the mindful connecting and feeling of lengthening that it gave to me.Thank you Fiji for your guidance and shared knowledge! Kathleen and Aine

hlane
April 25, 2018
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Thank you, Fiji, as always! I finished feeling lengthened, relaxed, and grounded. I love how you can make me laugh mid-practice, and rather than making me lose focus, the laughter makes me take an even bigger breath and engage in the pose even more

KML
December 28, 2017
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I love these new twisting classes! Thank you Fiji:)

rebswifty
December 28, 2017
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Even though it is short, it really is "enough" and you finish feeling complete. Surprised that there is only one chaturanga though! ;)

LucyHB
December 26, 2017
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Short but satisfying class, Fiji is amazing as always, and this just flies by. Nice release for shoulders and hips. Thank you!!