Yoga for Absolute Beginners: Sun Salutations

David Procyshyn
Hatha Yoga
Gentle Yoga
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Now that you know how to sit comfortably, David takes you through one of the most common movements in yoga, called a sun salutation. He shows you ways to adapt the sequence to your needs so you can join any class, anywhere, whether it's another class on this site or in a local yoga studio. This class is a part of a 'Yoga for Beginners' series, which you can find on our Yoga for Beginners page.


tight hamstrings
Peanutman 2 weeks ago

i was hoping you would discuss what beginners with tight hamstrings should do. What to do if your forward folds with straight back don't reach all the way down.

Tight Hamstrings
David Procyshyn 1 week ago

You don't really need to do anything different. Go to where you feel the stretch while maintaining a flat back and hold the pose while breathing and allowing the tight muscles to relax.

The three videos
Michael DC 3 weeks ago

David, thank you for such a good introduction to yoga. I have a class of senior beginners that will benefit from what I have learned from you.

Re: Volume
David Procyshyn 1 month ago

Hi Kathleen. Thanks for the feedback.
Do you hear anything or is it silent? Do you hear volume from other videos?

FoxFirelight 1 month ago

I really love these videos, but for some reason I can't hear them very well. I've tested that it isn't just my computer and I made sure the volume was up on both the computer and the video - is there something I'm missing? Do only subscribers get the right volume?

Re: volume
David Procyshyn 1 month ago

Hi there. The volume sounds fine on my end and it's no different whether you're a free or paying member. Is the volume on this video lower than others for you, or are they all the same?

Bee_Attitude 1 week ago

Hi David! First of all - you are a GREAT teacher for us "beginners or reacquainters"! I had the same volume issues with Beginners Session 2 & 3. I am watching on an iPad. My volume was at 100% and the volume on the video (bottom slide bar located within video) was also at 100%. It was definitely softer/harder to hear your voice then Session #1 and also a different beginner class I had completed earlier in week. Just wanted to chime in as I saw your questions. Namaste

thank you david
namastacey 4 months ago

lovely re-introduction to the flow--thank you!

Great way to bring sessions 1 and 2 together
tobyglynn 7 months ago

Lovely flowing sun salutation incorporating lessons from the 2 foundation session. Thank you