Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners: Surya Namaskar A and B

Jeff Lichty
Instructor Jeff Lichty
Average: 4.8 (55 votes)
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This is the second of Jeff Lichty's 3-part series that introduces the ashtanga yoga system to a beginner student. In this class, you will be learning surya namaskar a and b (sun salutation a and b), which together form the vinyasa flow of ashtanga yoga, along with a few of the basic asanas. Once you can move through these sequences, you can progress into learning the Fundamental Asanas, the Half Primary Series and Full Ashtanga Primary Series.

Equipment: None
Style: Ashtanga Yoga


alexjb 4 months ago

good 40 minutes, moderate pace, sun salutations plus a few other poses.
I'd be tempted to call this beginner rather than intermediate, but that's subjective :-)

Loved how Jeff offered a very clear, well paced foundational flow that challenged me in just the right way.
Back to breathing depth, lightness (no Darth Vader forcing lol) and coordination with movement.
Less is more - great quality, and Jeff's kindness shining through all along.

Jenavere 2 years ago

I am wanting to do all 3 classes, but only see 2, help.

David Procyshyn 2 years ago

Hi there. I added a link in the description that takes you to the 3rd part, the Fundamental Asanas. There are also links to the Half and Full Primary Series.

Melekeda 1 year ago

can you tell me please on what moment namaskar B begins in this video? i have a very slow connection and i finished trying surya namaskar A last month, but now i cannot find the begining of B. and also im very tired to do A again... or you can split the videos, thank you if you answer me.


David Procyshyn 1 year ago

Hello there. Surya namaskar b begins at 11:05 so you can skip to that point if you'd like to begin there.

elivensparger 2 years ago

I really appreciated the detail and knowledge. Please make more with Jeff. I am really wanting to do Ashtanga yoga and this was very helpful. His pace was great and I loved how the accommodations were built right in.

Irishlove 2 years ago

I actually find Ashtanga done more slowly to be more intense and to generate and even greater heat. Alignment is the key actually. This teacher really does have an awesome energy. I would love to see more class with even intensives/focused asana work like classes on backbending, hip openers, twists, inversions. I love the Ashtanga pratice. Will there be any more? Namaste from Ireland.

David Procyshyn 2 years ago

Hi there. Thanks for the great feedback. Yes, we do plan to film more with Jeff. We don't have dates established yet, but we will this year.
Take care,