Yoga to Build Resilience - Full Class

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.8 (72 votes)
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Find the source of your inner resilience with this class that combines pranayama, dynamic flow, and deep rest. Fiji teaches you how to grow your resilience by nurturing yourself on many levels, so you have the energy and wisdom to realise your best self! There is also a shortened version of this class if you're feeling like you don't quite have the time.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa/Power Yoga


Catefish 6 months ago

This class is a godsend!
- Ladies, I can't recommend this one enough for those times when those big hormonal shifts/drops leave you feeling especially depleted. Seriously, what an utter panacea.

But secondly, I do have a question for Fiji:
- Regarding the variation on Virasana/Hanumanasana nearer to the end of the class, with one foot folded back, the other leg outstretched, in order to lean forward over the extended leg... Where, ideally, should this stretch be felt? Is it intended to target more of the hamstring, the lower back, or the IT band? I can see, for example, that you (Fiji) manage to keep your foot/toes pointed pretty vertically, where as mine seems to need to roll outward (and it thus gets into the IT band the more I let that happen. Which honestly I'm a little too hungry for all the time...). I do have some mobility issues with my hips/hip flexors and a somewhat weak pirifomis (working on it), and sometimes "grumpy" knees. As well I do have, eh... a little "extra" in the thigh/glutes area... But I'm otherwise quite strong/flexible, so I'm simply hoping to determine where I'm at with this pose (anatomically versus flexibility).

I hope that makes sense! I do recognize, each time, the need to just listen to my body to go where "we" need to go, but I've run into this pose/situation in at least one other of your classes, and I'm trying to determine where to focus the effort & surrender (what to hold, what to let go). I tremendously appreciate your time if you manage to get to this. Thank you so much!

Fiji McAlpine 5 months ago

Hi Cate,

Thank you for speaking so highly of this class!!! I also love the depth of detail you shared here in your question, it really is a beautiful inquiry to read. The answer is already in your sight, it is intended to open the hamstrings, however by placing awareness on your foot you can shift the impact to different regions of the leg and hip. I would encourage you to stay with the hamstring when needed and shift to the outer hip when that feels more potent to you!

Catefish 5 months ago

Fiji, you are wonderful. I can't thank you enough for your warmth & reply (I've been pondering over this for so long!). I truly appreciate your time and consideration. Onward with greater awareness I go! Thank you again!

LindsayC608 1 year ago

From now on I'm going to think of "shaking with joy" when I'm doing challenging ab work. I love that reframe! <3 Thanks for this practice!

janetgutsche 1 year ago

Fiji is a light in everyday. She has been a light in my life. This class is no exception. From my heart to yours, Namasté.

deborahcb 1 year ago

Thank you for this beautiful practice. I will return again and again. My cup is full.

MereYoga4Life 1 year ago

Just what I needed to feel grounded, centered and ready to show up as my best self. Thanks for the beautiful class, Fiji.

AnnetteTurner 1 year ago

Fiji I am so lifted, filled, inspired, and energized by your classes. Thank you!

Adondero 1 year ago

Wow. That was honestly one of the most beautiful classes I’ve ever had the pleasure of taking. Powerfully grateful. Thank you.

debbodkin 1 year ago

thank you Fiji! A wonderful flow with the perfect amount of detailed instructions and mindful commentary. Saved as another one of my favourites from you!