Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners: Surya Namaskar A and B

Jeff Lichty
Instructor Jeff Lichty
Average: 4.8 (59 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


leah_joojoo 3 months ago

I'm totally new to ashtanga although have been doing at home yoga for over a year now. These classes are a fabulous introduction to ashtanga and I really appreciate the slow pace along with detailed instruction. A few of the movements meant I was facing away from the computer a few times so couldn't see what was going on, but Jeff's explanations meant I could still follow along.
One thing I'm curious about is why Jeff doesn't say Namaste at the end as all the other teachers on this site do at the end of practice. Is it a personal preference? Or specific to ashtanga?
Thanks Jeff

Fiji McAlpine 3 months ago

Great to hear you are enjoying Ashtanga! The way each teacher closes a class is unique, in Ashtanga I have had teachers how close with Namaste and others who simply close with the final chant.

Hajy 6 months ago

Love coming back to this class. Jeff is a great teacher, I highly recommend this class for those who are interested in this series. Thanks again Jeff!

jmart3977 8 months ago

As someone recovering from a back injury and now ready to ease gently back into Ashtanga, I really appreciated this class - the pacing, focus on fundamentals, and...humor! Thank you Jeff!

alexjb 1 year 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 :-)

Melanie Lichtinger 2 years ago

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 2 years 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.