Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners: Surya Namaskar A and B

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Jeff Lichty
Ashtanga Yoga
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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 and the half and full ashtanga primary series.


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Irishlove 2 months 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.

Re: Strong to create balance and strength
David Procyshyn 2 months 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,

Thank you so much Jeff. I
Jailene 2 months ago

Thank you so much Jeff. I just started doing yoga and you make it so relaxed and easy to go throw it.

Amazing and soothing
New kind of hum... 2 months ago

Thanks for this thorough class.
I am still dealing with lower back issues , but I did it and feel open now with a tingling sensation in the whole body. I have to get used to so much wrist challenge again...what is most amazing is really that you get a choice at what level you t do the posture. And there is enough time to settle into each asana. So even with an injury this is absolutely recommendable. In deep gratitude!

Beginner to Ashtanga
NatalieNZ 3 months ago

Thank you, Jeff.
My personal goal is to one day be able to do the Lotus, breathe and “smile” while doing so!

xsanchez 5 months ago

This was my first time doing yoga ever and I just loved this man's energy and the way he breaks every detail down. Even when things got rough I still felt relaxed, it's definitely a favorite!!

Absolutely awesome class! One
wilmita 5 months ago

Absolutely awesome class! One of my favourites now

WOW! This is great...such a
Ktrirogoff 7 months ago

WOW! This is great...such a wonderful addition to the Do yoga with me page. Really like this teachers style, and flow. I finally get how to lift up my body to spring forward thanks to his cues. Look forward to more videos with him. This video is an amazing intro to Ashtanga.

LLove 7 months ago

In all of the 18 years that I've been practicing Yoga, I have been resistant to trying Ashtanga because I thought that it was only for people who are Yoga olympians. Never before have I seen an Ashtanga class presented with the word "Beginner" in it, and that word stirred me to try it. I love it! Though I have been practicing Yoga for many years, I still think of myself as a beginner because there are many of the advanced poses that I cannot do. Jeff's classes are accessible for even true beginners.