Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners: Surya Namaskar A and B

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners: Surya Namaskar A and B

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Instructor Jeff Lichty
Average: 4.7 (39 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


Foundational Goodness

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.

1&2, Where is 3?
Jenavere 4 months ago

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

Re: 1&2, Where is 3?
David Procyshyn 4 months 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.

Please make more
elivensparger 4 months 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.

Strong to create balance and strength
Irishlove 7 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 7 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 7 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... 7 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 9 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 10 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!!