Ashtanga Yoga: Fundamental Asanas

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Jeff Lichty
Ashtanga Yoga
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This is the 3rd in Jeff's 3-part series on ashtanga yoga for beginners. In this class, he takes you through a quicker version of surya namaskar a and b (sun salutations a and b), then through a sequence that teaches you the fundamental asanas (poses) in ashtanga yoga. Jeff's pacing and clear instruction allows this class to be accessible to anyone, regardless of your experience or level of practice.


You might want to change the
Melanie Lichtinger 5 months ago

You might want to change the title then too, otherwise it's confusing when it comes up in search mode :-) Merci!

Excited about Ashtanga
Mercclem 5 months ago

Yea! I'm excited to see Ashtanga instruction here. I tried some prep classes several years ago, and I love it, but it's hard to maintain the discipline and learn all the poses when you can't attend every day.

Because it's about the flow, I love that the instruction has been separated from the practice class. This class will be a regular go to in the future, and I'm glad I won't be frustrated by the flow getting interrupted with instructions.

I regularly do 30-minute intermediate classes from Fiji and Tracey, and this class is more like an intermediate because the pace is challenging. That pace is why I'll love the class for a while, but it is faster than other beginner flow classes on DYWM.

If you are starting here, definitely do Jeff Lichty's into classes a couple of times first so you can understand the poses and the modifications. Then watch this all the way through at least once. You need to have your modifications in mind and blocks in place before you start this class.

Overall, very excited to have this resource!

Calm and connected to breath
Molly Anand 5 months ago

Thanks Jeff for this lovely class. I've done it 5 or 6 times now as it helps me to connect to my breath and leaves me with a deep sense of calmness. I find your teaching style humble and encouraging. Thanks agin.

This is not a beginner's
lmurphorama 5 months ago

This is not a beginner's class! Full Lotus? Seriously? Thought this guy was a show off, and did not explain postures well at all. No modifications. Turned it off after the lotus thing.

David Procyshyn 5 months ago

Thanks for the feedback. It's considered beginner because for each challenging pose, Jeff gives one or more easier modifications. For lotus, he takes you through a number of options before going into full lotus, making it accessible to all levels.

Thank you
Arctica 5 months ago

Thank you so much Jeff! It was great, loved it!

Wonderful flow, thank you for
Anny 5 months ago

Wonderful flow, thank you for sharing.

This is such a lovely video,
Jacqueline01 5 months ago

This is such a lovely video, so humbly presented. Thank you Jeff for this peaceful flow.