Yoga for Absolute Beginners: Sukhasana and Dandasana

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.7 (147 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


MKanders 2 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 3 months ago

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

Ninadenuk 4 months ago

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

Dadalpaga 4 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 7 months ago

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

David Procyshyn 7 months ago

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

DeeYvonnee 9 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 9 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!

DeWaat 10 months ago

I'm doing yoga for a few years now and yet I learned so much from this class. So much I didn't know... And we moved through these 'basic' poses so mindfully.. The stretched seemed more profound than I can remember.. A lovely class. Thank you David for sharing this.