Yoga for Absolute Beginners: Sun Salutations

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.8 (73 votes)
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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.

Equipment: Blankets
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga


sng4ever 5 months ago

David is wonderful at explaining everything in this video. Loved this practice for YTT.

JoePauline 6 months ago

David: First, as a totally new person starting yoga, I appreciate everything shown to me thus far. Some comments---I personally have difficulty in hearing you, especially6 when you lower your head/face. Second, would like the 'meaning' of the art behind you with the primary/secondary colors? Also, the meaning of the characters inside--what does it say/mean? Third and finally, would like to know if you personally are a Ukrainian or Russian. I am 100% Ukrainian. Thank you sir. Joe STRAHOSKY

Chrysalis 1 year ago

This sun salutation class is such a great addition to the return to yoga series for seniors. I needed just a little more.... and there you are! Thank you David and the DO YOGA WITH ME family.

KuriousKat 1 year ago

Thank you David, I’m just returning to yoga and this was an excellent beginning.

Neita 1 year ago

Thank you! Excellent instruction. I feel that I can now progress in my sun salutations.

Heidi2207 1 year ago

I started attending a yoga studio near home, but they never explained to me the postures like this. Now I feel empowered. I travel a lot with my job, as I am a flight attendant, and this videos are excellent for my stays at hotel rooms. Thank you for being there!

ginny sutter 1 year ago

So helpful! I am having trouble w/ going from Downward to foot btwn hands. I am improving, THANK YOU! SOUND THING:It is soft for me too. It helped to turn up my hear

Peanutman 2 years 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.

Suheyla 2 years ago

You can bend your knees to reach your hands to the floor. This will also protect your low back.

David Procyshyn 2 years 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.