Yoga for Absolute Beginners: Sun Salutations

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.7 (78 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. Moksana Yoga Studio donated their space for the filming of this class.

Equipment: Blankets
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga


Peanutman 3 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 3 years ago

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

David Procyshyn 3 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.

Michael DC 3 years 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.

David Procyshyn 3 years ago

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

FoxFirelight 3 years 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?

David Procyshyn 3 years 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 3 years 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