Yoga for Absolute Beginners: Sukhasana and Dandasana

Hatha Yoga
Gentle Yoga
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Class Description: 
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.


amazing intro
yoginoobi 2 weeks ago

exactly what I needed for my first ever yoga lesson :D ditto the audio being slightly off past the midway point, but it didn't interfere with the lesson. I feel great to start the day now, thank you!

Audio is slightly off halfway
jacquiemdfr 3 weeks ago

Excellent video. I have been away from the mat for several months and this is a lovely way to reinforce the basics. The audio seems to be slightly off about halfway through but it does not interfere with the lesson.

Back To Basics
islandbound 1 month ago

After an injury to my spine and neck this summer, this series is just what my body has needed to realign and re-energize my stagnant muscles. I've followed all of your classes David in this beginner series, very helpful. Thank you.

gaylans 3 months ago

I'm coming back to yoga after many years and rapidly deteriorating knees and ankles. I've struggled to find even beginner videos that I can do. This series is very helpful not only for my joints but my enthusiasm! Thanks!!

Great for seasoned yogis as well as beginners
Rbreid73 3 months ago

Great to see this program on DYWM. I have been practicing yoga for a few years so it's going to be very useful to do this series to refresh my skills on doing the basics. This class has helped make subtle tweaks to poses to avoid bad habits and increase the benefit.

Hi David - love this series,
nicolefromtoronto 3 months ago

Hi David - love this series, thank you.

I'm returning to yoga (age 48) after five years off due to injury. I've never found staff pose comfortable, even when I was a regular practitioner, but now due to tight everything (mainly flexors) it's agonizing no matter the knee position or bolster. Any suggestions? I do find keeping my legs apart rather than ankles together is slightly easier but I still cannot sit in this pose for any length of time.

Hip replacement
avallorz 4 months ago

Can I do these moves 6 months after hip replacement?

I don't know. I think you can
David Procyshyn 4 months ago

I don't know. I think you can really only get a good answer to this question from your doctor.

Great place to start
tobyglynn 4 months ago

if you're getting into yoga, or coming back to it after a break, this video is a great place to start to remind yourself of some of the foundations