Yoga to Build Resilience - Full Class

Intermediate II
(78 Reviews)
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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

Focus

  • Vigorous/Energy
  • Spine
  • Flexibility
  • Core Strength
  • Balance

Style

  • Vinyasa/Power Yoga
RBelsky
February 27, 2022
Comment:

This class was lovely - slow but with a lot of intention, good leg stretch and twists, amazing as always direction from Fiji w/a great message too! I’ve downloaded and will do again!🌈

tjbolotnick
January 16, 2022
Comment:

Hi Fiji. I see this class pre-dates covid but I wanted to let you and the DYWM community know that (at least in my experience) it is a great way to get back into the swing of yoga following covid recovery (along with some of your other gentle classes). I have been doing yoga since 1999 and have had dozens of instructors, and you are truly among the very best. It is wonderful to come across a person who is so great at what she does and so clearly and perfectly suited to her work. Thank you!

Catefish
January 27, 2021
Comment:

This class is a godsend!
Firstly:
- 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!

Comment Replies

Fiji McAlpine
February 8, 2021
Comment:

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!

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Catefish
February 22, 2021
Comment:

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!