The Space Within Us

Intermediate III
What are we made of? In this Intermediate practice, Fiji reminds us that we are mostly comprised of space. That sentiment of spaciousness is then infused into how we are able to move within and between poses. This practice helps us tap into an inner sense of lightness, expansion, and energy.
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emkaysee
emkaysee
November 22, 2021
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5
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I have neck and shoulder issues from using a computer every day, this practice provides a lot of relief and spaciousness, perfect for starting my day and setting body awareness. Just skip the side crow peak pose if your body is already aggravated. Those side twist stretches right beforehand feel GREAT and are worth holding! Thank you Fiji for another invigorating, well rounded, and supportive practice.

natalie.knos@gmail.com
natalie.knos@gmail.com
March 9, 2021
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This was an amazing class, kept a smile on my face all day with a youthful feeling in side from all the fun poses. Thank you so much

akurban
akurban
January 13, 2021
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Thank you Fiji, once again.
ALWAYS enjoy your classes.
You ROCK!!
Namaste,

MaryRose Metcalfe
MaryRose Metcalfe
August 24, 2020
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I appreciated this new knowledge and new ways of thinking about our bodies. The peak pose was not achievable for me but no matter - I took this time to practice crow pose and it's getting there - I love the feeling of the lift and I think of the trust I put in my arms and shoulders while in crow and just let the lift of hips happen.

Thank you,

wendygarner146
wendygarner146
July 24, 2019
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Great class Fiji. I find myself on holiday with family in France again and not able to attend my regular class. it occurs to me today it is a theme for me to use this site when I am on holiday to top up on my practice! I first did this in France when I had not long had my daughter with one of your classes.
Your starlight has filled my day and I shall watch the stars later with the telescope in this beautiful part of the world with this practice resonating in my body.
I could not manage the arm lift but yet again attempted crow that I have been practising in class.

haysnk1
haysnk1
July 2, 2019
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Difficult class for me -- the peak pose is a long way off in my practice. Yet at the end I felt quite calm, no sense that I had struggled. Fiji has a great way of connecting us to where we are and letting that be OK.

MC Lessard
MC Lessard
April 13, 2019
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Thank you Fiji for this eloquent space travel. I particularly enjoyed the words. I rated this practice a 3 just because I felt the poses were too advanced compated to other INTERMEDIATE classes.

NashvilleTraffic
NashvilleTraffic
March 5, 2019
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It is fitting that I never noticed this video until today - my 100th consecutive day of yoga (but who's counting!?). This practice was magical and really hit the spot tonight. Thanks to everyone at DYWM for making a daily yoga practice both realistic and affordable.

Mushu
Mushu
January 18, 2019
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Thank you Fiji for amazing classes. I really enjoy every time. I feel very calmed and peaceful after practicing with you.

monicasofia
monicasofia
November 20, 2018
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Thanks Fiji for such great class. I need it to make space in me, after a strong emotional liberation in my life.

crepuscule3142
crepuscule3142
October 31, 2018
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If we compressed all humans that had ever lived (about 100 billion) then they would all fit inside a sugar cube. Not just one person! If the earth were compressed in this way, it would be the size of a football stadium.

Thanks for the class, it was invigorating and challenging.

mromero
mromero
September 17, 2018
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Hello, this class is amazing! It's like Fiji narrating an episode of Cosmos within a yoga class!!!! Love love love!
Fiji has helped me find so much extra space in my shoulders and lats!! Beautifully instructed, well-rounded class!

yogiAndermoser
yogiAndermoser
August 15, 2018
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Wow, loved this class. Could really feel myself getting smaller/dense in the sinking eagle pose and then the wondrous feeling of space as I opened into warrior 3. What a wonderful class. Thank you Fiji!

Layla23
Layla23
August 7, 2018
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Hi, I use to work out with weights,, due to LBP ,can no longer lift the weights, due to pain. I wish I did YOGO earlier in life. Fiji you are FANTASTIC I have been enjoying your classes for five months........... WOW, I LOVE Your engery and knowledge. Thank you......I always look forward for my nightly workouts with you. I'm on the intermediate level now , thanks for getting me there comfortably.

TaimiC
TaimiC
June 2, 2018
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I loved the reflective meditations with the practice - the visualizations and sense of starlight helped me come closer to achieving those peak poses. Can't do them now, may never do them, but I loved the process and the attempts. A wonderful practice for a rainy day or a summer morning - Thank you!

AngelikaZa
AngelikaZa
June 1, 2018
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.... for this very nice class! I always enjoy your wonderful yogaclasses!
Namaste, Angelika

mjrowlee
mjrowlee
May 19, 2018
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all your classes. Thank you for doing what you do!

emhenry
emhenry
May 16, 2018
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Such a strong practice, but with the Fiji's reminders about the space and power of our energy within us, I felt confident and safe in my own abilities (and limitations!) I did Fiji's class for self empowerment yesterday and this compliments it nicely. Feeling a bit unsure of myself just now and yet I feel so comforted and supported by these classes. As ever, a debt of gratitude to you all xxx

Fiji McAlpine
Fiji McAlpine
May 29, 2018
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I really love what you wrote here. I often tell my students, that in my mind being an advanced practitioner is not a reflection of how many difficulty poses you can do, but your ability to know and trust your own body in each moment. I am happy you are enjoying the new classes and that you understand yourself on the mat so well. That same confidence of self is within you, in all aspects, your learning to listen.

emhenry
emhenry
September 29, 2018
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Fiji, I am equally delighted and horrified to see this comment: I am beside myself that you took the time to reply at all, let alone with such a thoughtful and very meaningful response. But I am horrified that I am have only just seen it and so am replying so late after the fact. I am so sorry if I appeared rude. Although funnily enough, I think I really needed to see this today. I would just like to add, you talk at the end of class of your hope of sharing light and healing and I can tell you that you have, and you do. Certainly, your stardust has reached me here in Scotland and has helped in more ways than I should probably share on a public forum on the internet. But please know your teaching has meant, and continues to mean, a great deal to me xx

Pam Palmer
Pam Palmer
April 28, 2018
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I remember when intermediate practices were my comfort zone, and now, the offer me some challenge, as my upper body has weakened. I appreciate a slow moving class with challenge. I was not able to master several of the poses, but I moved closer than I would have if I hadn't gotten onto the mat. I am better for having practiced with you. Thank you Fiji.

KelseyA72
KelseyA72
April 18, 2018
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Thank you for sharing this class. I was feeling agitated because my day was hectic and I hadn't had a chance to move my body yet. I'm so happy I took the time when I got home to do this, I feel so much better. Energy is now flowing freely and I feel much more at ease. Namaste

pvetsen
pvetsen
April 14, 2018
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This one pairs really beautifully with Finding Your Ground. Thank you, as always, for all that you do.

@JernYoga
@JernYoga
April 13, 2018
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Fiji delivers again and again. I really liked the peak pose and the preparation for it. All the talk of energy and space was a bit to much for me. I'd say focus on the practice.

Melanie Lichtinger
Melanie Lichtinger
April 13, 2018
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Even though the peak poses were in my sense too challenging for intermediates I'm so glad it was classified as such otherwise I would have missed the wonderful visualization practice with Fiji and my own super spacious pranic experience.
Will revisit, and again be spacious with myself re: 'attaining' the peak. It's all space, it's all good :-)

karen77ca
karen77ca
April 13, 2018
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Once again, I enjoyed this class. Some parts were definitely advanced. Not sure I'll ever achieve the side eagle pose (if that's what it's called) but I had fun trying! :)

lpyles
lpyles
April 11, 2018
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Enjoyed the relaxing stretches at the start and loved what followed! I really like that in this and your other newest class you incorporate in the flow multiple intermediate-advanced poses. In many classes you have just focused on one peak pose and that is great when you are learning, but I like that these classes assume we know how to get into those "peak poses" and we get to do multiple in one practice. I enjoyed the transition from seated eagle into the variation of warrior III, feels so light and freeing! Hope you do many more like this practice! Namaste'

jemusto
jemusto
April 11, 2018
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Was lovely for my stiff body. Liked the challenge and the thorough approach.

PhoenixNz
PhoenixNz
April 10, 2018
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It wasn't raining here when I started this class, however during savasana the most amazing hailstorm rained down on my tin roof here in New Zealand......Perhaps your light & space reaches further than you think Fiji?;) Inspirational as always, thank you x

Puffelda
Puffelda
April 10, 2018
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I am an intermediate level practice level. I feel that this class was definitely more of an advanced level. Very challenging.

Nyamyj
Nyamyj
April 10, 2018
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Although I’m a beginner, every so often I enjoy experimenting with your classes Fiji. Your guidance and philosophy of the space within us is so helpful and enlightening. I do feel a terrific sense of opening and softness in my shoulders, which are a problem area in my body. I will use this as a steady reminder to help me both on and off the mat. Thank you for a beautiful class.

KML
KML
April 9, 2018
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Love the challenge of this class, I will be back to do it again and again! My muscles were very sore befor this class and I feel well stretched out afterwards...The reward:)