Yoga for Absolute Beginners: Sukhasana and Dandasana

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.7 (152 votes)
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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. If you're a beginner who would like to learn more about yoga, check out our blog article Yoga for Beginners – Everything You Need to Know Before You Start, as well as more resources on our Yoga for Beginners page.

Equipment: Block, Bolster, Blankets
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga


MichelleE 1 week ago

Thank you for making these videos. We’re stuck in quarantine, and your beginning classes have helped us stay healthy and positive. How wonderful to have some healing throughout this anxious time.

MKanders 5 months ago

Thank you for offering these classes and your newsletter. I am so excited to get started on this new journey of self-discovery and the health benefits that come with consistent practice.

sng4ever 5 months ago

Great for me to help others as I go through YTT. David is always great with insructions.

Ninadenuk 6 months ago

It's amazing. I didn't find this anywhere else! Thanks

Dadalpaga 6 months ago

Thank you for this class! I'm an absolute beginner and this helped me understand the fundamental positions and how to do them right.

bak3dalaska 9 months ago

Amazing site and great informational videos!!! closed captioning would be fantastic for people who are deaf/hearing impaired!!!

David Procyshyn 9 months ago

Thank you! We've been looking into that but just don't have the resources yet. Hoping to soon!

DeeYvonnee 12 months ago

Hello my name is Dee and I wish to say thank you to all those who make this website possible. It is a wonderful resource to help people help themselves.

I am 41 and have been on a disability pension half my life for mental illness and recently diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (hooray not fun) and have found out the cause of my back pain finally....Anterior pelvic tilt I was born with.

Anyhow not having that much money to spend on Yoga classes or being able to step out of the house sometimes with extreme anxiety/depression I am soo grateful that I searched and found Do yoga with me I believe with a self commitment I can start to heal myself one class at a time mind, body and spirit. x Dee

David Procyshyn 11 months ago

Thank you so much! I'm really happy to hear that you're doing well with our classes. You're right, one class at a time with mind, body and spirit!