Yoga for Absolute Beginners: Sukhasana and Dandasana

David Procyshyn
Hatha Yoga
Gentle Yoga
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In this class, David shows you how to comfortably sit on the floor in two of yoga's more common seated positions, easy cross-legged (sukhasana) and staff pose (dandasana). He also helps you understand some of the basic yoga principles as you learn how to stretch your body effectively. This class is a part of a 'Yoga for Beginners' series, which you can find on our Yoga for Beginners page.


I dig this!

This class was my very first experience with yoga and I came out of it like "It's already over?" I'm working on getting my fitness and diet on track and was very pleased with this introduction. Can't wait to do more! After work I feel drained, but today I'm ready to face the evening! I feel so relaxed! Huge shout out to Every Damn Day Fitness for directing me here!

Rosa Sousa 3 weeks ago

This class is absolutely perfect for first timers in yoga. The pace is very calm, very soothing as it should be, has mindfulness put into it, the focus on the breathing... Fantastic, thank you.

I would also like to add that I have back problems due to long term exercise in a bad shape, so it was extremely important for me the focus the teacher had on the back curve and position. Will never forget that.

Much love to all of you. Namaste

Thank you
Yvonne17 1 month ago

I'm so grateful to learn yoga first time here.
Thank u so so much!!

Thank you so much! I would
AfroMama 2 months ago

Thank you so much! I would like to take this class again.

Danamck 2 months ago

I had a left hip replacement 6 months ago and have been released with no restrictions. I know I won't be able to sit cross legged in the beginning. I've never done yoga before but have always wanted to.

Don't give up
Rosa Sousa 3 weeks ago

Don't give up on the classes. I'm sure you will find a way to adapt the exercises in your conditions. and yoga is not all about the poses. I wish you well for your recovery! Namaste

So helpful
Kazzawin 2 months ago

I consider myself fairly flexible but have never mastered sitting cross legged either well or for very long. Your suggestions were so helpful and made the class comfortable and enjoyable. Thank you, I look forward to lesson 2.

Thank you David for your help
Guido Sarango 3 months ago

Thank you David for your help! As a student I went through a lo of stress lately along with other personal issues I developed some anxiety and insomnia and some type of muscle tightness so my physio avised me to give it a try. And so far I have enjoyed it, thanks David. You are a good person.
One day, Ill become a paid subscriber I promise!!!

Great beginning!
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This is a great first video for someone new to yoga or someone who desires to learn the details correctly. I am so thankful to have found this website. Even though I've been an "avid exerciser" for many years, it's been mostly cardio work - to the now obvious neglect of my core strength and muscle tone. I expect that yoga will be an answer to help me regain the health and flexibility that recent injuries have brought to my personal priority. I jumped in to a yoga class at my gym, but from watching this video, I know now that I need the basics explained and this is the perfect way to help me catch up!