Yoga for Absolute Beginners: Sukhasana and Dandasana

Beginner I
(177 Reviews)
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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 Yoga for Beginners page.

Looking for more of a challenge? Check out the 14-Day Intermediate Challenge here.


  • Blankets
  • Block
  • Bolster


  • Flexibility
  • Hips
  • Spine


  • Gentle Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga
January 5, 2023

Great class even for non beginners. Clear and concise. Wonderful!

January 3, 2023

Excellent instructions, thank you David.

December 26, 2022

I am a 74 yr old female who has had a left hip replacement several yrs ago due to a fall and then 2 revisions due to a faulty hip liner from the 1st operation. I have done some yoga classes but can’t sit comfortably cross-legged because my hip was set in a position to prevent dislocation (I had dislocated twice). My left knee sticks way up and doesn’t feel good even with blanket support. I want to do yoga and flexibility exercises. Any suggestions how I should sit to do yoga?

Comment Replies

David Procyshyn
January 2, 2023

Hi there. Have you tried adding a lot of height under your bum, along with a folded blanket or pillow to support your legs?