Yoga Body Workout: Free yoga class (Ashtanga 30 min intro class) | Fightmaster Yoga Videos

– Hi, I’m Lesley Fightmaster. I’m here today at Pacific
Ashtanga Yoga Shala, and I have filmed a little introduction to the Ashtanga yoga practice
for you to try at home. So I hope you enjoy yourself. Please be careful, honor your body, rest when you need to rest, and, if you wouldn’t mind,
hit the donate button, and please donate for watching this video, so we can continue to make more. Thanks. Begin in samastitihi, big toes together, heels slightly apart, breathing in and out
through the nose, ujjayi, slightly constricting
the back of the throat, and we’ll start with our invocation. Exhale everything out. Inhale for Om, (inhales) (chanting) Om. Vande Gurunam Charanaravinde Sandarshita Svatma Sukava Bodhe Nih Sreyase Jangalikayamane Samsara Halahala Mohashantyai Abahu Purushakaram Shankhacakrsi Dharinam Sahasra Sirasam Svetam Pranamami Patanjalim Om. Ekam, inhale, the arms up. Dve, exhale, fold forward. Triṇi, inhale, is head up. Catvari, exhale, step or
float back, chaturanga. Panca, inhale, cobra or
upward dog, your choice. Sat, exhale, downward facing dog. Five breaths here. Spread your fingers wide,
arms shoulder distance, feet hips distance, two. Three, exhale, lift
your belly and ribs in, four, exhale, five, sapta, step or jump your feet, inhale, astau, exhale, fold forward, nava, inhale, root down to rise up, exhale, samastitihi. Ekam, inhale, reach up. Dve, exhale, folding forward. Trini, inhale, look up and lengthen. Catvari, exhale, step or
float back, chaturanga. Panca, inhale, up. Sat, exhale, back, breathing here for one. If you find you come
into upward facing dog and it’s not feeling
good on your low back, just stay with low cobra,
just peel your chest up off the floor, three. Exhale, lift the knee caps from your quadriceps, four, exhale, and five, sapta, step or
jump your feet, inhale. Astau, exhale, folding forward. Nava, inhale, reach all the way up. Exhale, samastitihi, once more. Ekam, inhale, reach up. Dve, exhale, folding forward. Trini, inhale, offer your heart. Catvari, exhale, step or float back. Panca, inhale, shoulders back and down, sat, exhale, stretching back, lengthening your spine by
spreading the fingers wide, pressing down into the base of each finger and lifting your forearms away, take the weight up to the hips, press it down through the heels, three, exhale, steady ujjayi, four, and five, sapta, step or
jump your feet, inhale. Astau, exhale, folding. Nava, inhale, root down,
reach all the way up. Exhale, samastitihi. Surya namaskara B, ekam, inhale, bend the knees and reach up. Dve, exhale, folding forward. Trini, inhale, look up and lengthen. Catvari, exhale, step or float back. Panca, inhale, up. Sat, exhale, stretch back. Sapta, right foot steps
back, foot is flat. Inhale, reach all the way up. Astau, exhale, lower back down, elbows in. Nava, inhale. Dasa, exhale, back. Ekadasa, left foot steps by
the left hand, back foot flat, reaching up, belly in. Dvadasa, exhale, lower back down. Trayodasa, take your breath in. Caturdasa, stretch back, for one. Exhale, gaze between your knees or up toward your navel, is your drishti, or focal point, three. Exhale, soften the shoulders, four. Exhale, five, pancadasa, step
or jump your feet, inhale. Sodasa, exhale, fold. Saptadasa, bend your knees
and reach all the way up. Exhale, samastitihi, last one, ekam, inhale, reach up. Dve, exhale, fold forward. Trini, inhale, offer your heart. Catvari, exhale, step or
float back, chaturanga. Panca, inhale, shoulders down. Sat, exhale back. Sapta, right foot steps,
inhale, reaching all the way ’til the fingers touch. Astau, exhale, ride the
breath down, elbows in, belly lifted, nava, inhale. Dasa, exhale back. Ekadasa, left foot steps,
spin the back heel down, reach all the way up. Dvadasa, exhale and lower. Trayodasa, take your breath in. Caturdasa, stretch it back, one. Exhale, two. Exhale, this becomes your
moving meditation, three. Exhale, four. Exhale, five, pancadasa,
step or jump, inhale. Sodasa, exhale, fold. Saptadasa, bend your knees,
and reach all the way up. Exhale, samastitihi. Padangusthasana, step or jump your feet, hips distance apart. Folding forward, take your
big toes with your first two fingers, wrap ’em around. Ekam, inhale, lengthen
your spine, and look up. Dve, exhale, folding forward. Let your relax down, lift
up your ribs and belly, two. Exhale, notice, if the
weights in the heels, if it is slightly shifted forward. Ekam, inhale, head up. Exhale, padahastasana, stepping
the feet onto the hands, bend the knees as needed to get a nice wrist stretch, two. Three, exhale, gaze off
the tip of the nose, nasikagra drishti, four. Five, inhale, let’s head up. Exhale, hands to hips, inhale,
all the way through center, exhale, samastitihi. Utthita trikonasana, ekam,
inhale, step to the right. Turn your right leg all the way out. Dve, exhale, reach out and then down. Your front heel lines
up with the back arch, and then looking up toward your hand if that’s okay on your neck Two, lengthen your spine. Exhale, three, steady breath, and inhale it up, trini, switch your feet. Catvari, exhale, reach
out and down, for one. Exhale, soften your shoulders, two. Exhale, three. Four, and five. Panca, inhale, come up. Parivrtta, square up
your hips and shoulders toward the wall, inhale, arm up, exhale, left hand down, reach up though the right arm, inhale, lengthen your spine and exhale, pull your right hip back
as you breathe, two. Three, exhale, squeeze the inner thighs. Inhale, come up, windmill
your arms around, walk your left foot to the left a little. Catvari, exhale, right hand down. Inside or outside of the
foot, or to the shin, if it doesn’t reach the
floor, reach up tall, two. Exhale, three. Four, and five. Panca, inhale it up, step
or jump, samastitihi. Utthita parsvakonasana, ekam, inhale, take a bigger step to the
right, turn your right leg out. Dve, exhale, bend your
knee over your ankle, forearm to thigh. Reach your left arm over
in line with your ear. The right forearm can stay on the thigh, or the hand can go to the
pinky toe side of the foot, or a block, and stretch. Inhale, back to center,
take your feet to parallel. Trini, exhale, bend the
left knee over the ankle, reach your right arm up and over, open the chest toward the ceiling, as you breathe, three. Exhale, make sure the knee’s
right over the ankle, four. Five, inhale, come up, parivrtta, square up
the hips and shoulders. Ekam, inhale. Dve, exhale, bend the
right knee over the ankle, left elbow across and twist. Press your palms in toward
the center of the chest. Or you can take the hand to
the pinky toe side of the foot. Draw the shoulder blades back and down. And trini, inhale through center, walk the left foot over
to the left a little. Catvari, exhale, bend the left knee. Take your right elbow
across and twist, one. Press the weight into the front heel. Press it through the outer
edge of the back foot, three. Four, and five, panca, inhale, come up. Step or jump to the front, samastitihi. Prasarita Padottanasana A. Ekam, inhale, step to the right, feet parallel, hands on hips. Dve, exhale, hinge from your hips, fingertips to the floor. Inhale, look up, lengthen your spine. Keep the length, trini,
exhale, folding forward. Lift your shoulders away from your ears, and squeeze your outer
hips and inner thighs toward each other like you
have a giant beach ball that you’re holding there, three, four, five, inhale, let’s head up. Exhale, hands to hips. Inhale, back to center for C. Ekam, inhale, reach the arms out. Duve, exhale, clasp your hands behind you. Trini, inhale, lengthen and look up. And exhale, folding in, take the arms with you as you go. Crown of the head may or
may not rest on the floor. Doesn’t matter, let’s
get a nice long stretch, let the shoulders relax, three. Four, exhale, lift your belly and ribs. And five, panca, inhale, and come up. Step or jump to the front, samastitihi. Parsvottanasana, ekam,
inhale, take the arms to a T. Bend your elbows, either press your fists or your palms together. Step your right foot back, pivot. Walk the right foot over a little. Dve, exhale, folding forward. If you’re wobbly here, try
to walk your right foot to the right a little, so your front heel lines up with the back heel. Pull the right hip back, two. Three, exhale, four, and five, trini, inhale through center, walk the left foot to
the left a little bit. Catvari, exhale, folding forward, for one. Pada drishti, gaze
toward the big toe, two. Three, four, and five. Panca, inhale, come up. Step to the front, samastitihi. Ardha baddha padmottanasana. Ekam, inhale, pick up your right leg. You’ll take it into half lotus. If that bothers your ankle or your knee, take it into tree pose, anywhere above or below the knee. And if you’re in half lotus, the right hand comes behind the back to hold onto the left arm, or eventually, it holds the toe. We’ll just stay standing today. If you have the toe, you
can fold forward, three. Lift the belly and ribs, four. Exhale, and five. Inhale, and release. Sat, left side, pick up the left foot, either tree pose anywhere
above or below the knee. Or if it’s okay with
your ankle and your knee, we’ll take to half lotus, so heel toward the navel, and then let the knee
point toward the floor. Left hand behind the
back, holds the right arm, or eventually takes the
toe and folding forward, or not, two. Three, lift the belly. Find a little spot to focus on, to help with your balance, four. Exhale, and five, release, samastitihi. Vinyasa to utkatasana. Ekam, inhale the arms up. Dve, exhale, folding forward. Trini, inhale, lengthen and look up. Catvari, exhale, step
or float, chaturanga. Panca, inhale, up. Sat, exhale, back. Urkatasana, bend the
knees, step or jump, sapta. Knees and feet together, sit back in your imaginary chair, reach
up through the arms, but let the shoulders relax. Two, belly lifts. Three, lengthen your
tailbone, your low back, four, press the shins back, and five, fold forward, optional bakasana, take the knees to the
outsides of the triceps, squeeze the legs, pick it up. Step or float back, chaturanga. Panca, inhale, up dog. Sat, exhale, back. Virabhadrasana A, sapta. Right foot steps back foot flat. Inhale, and come up,
pull your right hip back. Try to square up the hips as best you can. Make sure your knee’s
over your ankle, two. Exhale, urdhva drishti, looking up, three. Four, five. Straighten the right leg, pivot. Face the back wall, left
foot over to the left, bend in again, one,
soften the shoulders, two. Exhale, pull the left hip back, three. Four, exhale, and five. Open your hips, open your
shoulders, virabhadrasana B. Fix your front heel to
line up with the back arch, and gaze over the fingertips, one. Press into the front heel, press the outer edge of
the back foot, three. Lift the belly and ribs. Inhale, switching legs,
left leg out, or sorry right let out, bend the
knee over the ankle, one. Exhale, belly in, two. Exhale, three. Four, and five, windmill the arms down, step it back, catvari. Panca, inhale, come up. Sat, exhale, back. Yoga chikitsa, yoga
therapy, bend the knees, step or hop to seated. And as you’re ready, sapta. Extend the legs out,
sitting down, dandasana. Sitting tall, pull your toes back, lengthen your spine, chin slightly in toward the chest, three. Exhale, four. Exhale, and five. Pashimottanasana, reaching for your toes. If you can’t reach your
toes, hold your ankles. Lengthen, inhale, the spine, and astau, exhale, extending forward. Five breaths here, one. Two, exhale, steady breath, three. Four, and five. Inhale, head up. Or a little bit longer, exhale, release. Dasa, cross your ankles, press down, pick up anything that’ll come up, set it down. Right into parsvottanasana modified, so bending the knees,
feet flat on the floor, reverse table, pick it up. If you want to work this
a little bit harder, straighten the legs, pressing
the soles of the feet into the floor, three. Four, keep the belly lifted, tailbone toward the backs of the knees, and five, release, cross the ankles, press down, pick up anything that will come up. Either stay right here or roll forward. Step or hop back to catvari. Panca, inhale it up. And sat, exhale, stretch back for Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana, sapta, step or jump through,
straighten the legs. Bend your right knee in. Either right ankle just
above the left knee, or taking it into half lotus. So if it doesn’t bother
your ankle or knee, take the heel toward
the navel, set it down. Right hand behind the back
reaches for the left toe or hold your shirt. Lengthen, inhale, astau, exhale, left hand reaches for the left foot. Pada drishti, gaze towards your foot, two. Three, four, and five, inhale, let’s head up. Exhale, release, dasa, switching sides. Straighten the right leg,
and bend in the left. Take your left hand behind your back, holding your toe or reach for the shirt. Inhale, lengthen, pancadasa,
exhale, extending forward, right hand toward the right foot, two. If you can’t reach the foot, no worries. Hold onto your ankle,
or if you have a strap, you can use that, four. And five, inhale, your head
up, and exhale, release. Sodasa, cross your ankles, pick it up. Either stay right here or
float back, catvari position. Panca, inhale, up. Sat, exhale, back for tiryam-mukha eka-pada paschimottanasana. Sapta, step or jump
through, right knee bends, left leg extends. If this bothers your knee, put a block or a blanket under your left hip. Reaching forward, lengthen,
and astau, exhale, two. Pada drishti, three,
belly lifts, four, exhale, and five. Inhale, your head up, and exhale, release. Dasa, switch sides,
straight the leg, right leg, and bend in the left. Reach for your right toes, lengthen your spine, inhale. Pancadasa, exhale. So keeping your breath nice and steady, this is a breath practice, two. Don’t worry about the poses, you’ll open up with time, three. Four, five, inhale, head up, and exhale, release,
sodasa, cross your ankles, pick up anything. Stay here or float back
to catvari position. Panca, inhale, up. Sat, exhale, back. Janushirasana A, sapta,
step or jump through. Extend the legs. Bend your right knee in, right sole of the foot
to the inner left thigh. Pull your left toes back, reach for the toes, lengthen, inhale. Astau, exhale, one. Exhale, just come as
far forward as you can, so you get a good
stretch in the hamstrings and the low back, three. If you’re tight in those areas, this is the perfect
practice for you, four. Exhale, five, inhale, head up. Exhale, release, dasa, switch sides. Bend the left knee, extend the right. Reach for your right
toes, lengthen, inhale. Pancadasa, exhale,
extend and breathe, one. Exhale, soften your shoulders, soften your jaw, two. Three, Four, five, inhale, let’s head up, and exhale, release,
sodasa, cross your ankles, pick it up, stay here,
or float back to catvari. Panca, inhale, up. Sat, exhale, back. Marichyasana A, sapta,
step or jump through, Extend the legs. Bend your right knee, take
the right sole of the foot on the floor, right in front of the hip, reach your right arm forward, wrap it around, clasp what you can. Inhale, lengthen, and astau, exhale, fold. So if you’re newer to this
one, it’s a little tricky, the right arm comes to
the inside of the thigh, reaches forward, and then wraps, three. Pada drishti, gaze toward the foot, four. Exhale, five, inhale, head up. Exhale, release, dasa, switching sides, straighten the right leg, bend the left. Left arm inside, reach forward, wrap it around, clasp what you can. Inhale, lengthen your spine. Pancadasa, exhale, extend forward. If you can’t clasp hands behind your back, that’s completely fine, hold your shirt or grab a towel, and hold
that between the hands, two. Three, exhale, soften the shoulders, four. Exhale, and five, inhale, your head up. Exhale, release. Sodasa, pick it up. Stay here or float back, catvari position. Panca, inhale it up. Sat, exhale back, marichyasana c, sapta, step or jump through again. Extend the legs, bend
the right knee right, so the foot on the floor, take the right hand behind you, left arm up, inhale tall. Astau, exhale, left
elbow across, and twist. As you inhale, sit up nice and tall, lengthening your spine. As you exhale, roll your
right shoulder open, and pull your left toes back, three. Exhale, four. And five, inhales, head to center, and exhale, release. Dasa, switch sides, bend the left knee, left hand behind, right arm up tall. Pancadasa, exhale, and fold and twist. And eventually may wrap,
the arm around the leg but that comes later, just a
bigger shoulder opening, three. Four, exhale, and five. Inhale, head to center. Exhale, release, sodasa. Cross ankles, pick it up, and we’ll go right into a navasana, so sitting up nice and tall, the knees can be bent or straight, very important to keep
the spine long, three. Four, belly lifted, ribs in. Five, cross your ankles,
press down, pick it up. One more time, knees bent or straight, long spine, two. Three, four, and five, release. And lie all the way back
for urdhva dhanurasana. So, astau, prepare, take your feet hips distance apart, arms by your side, so we’ll start with bridge. Pull your belly in, and
press into the heels, pick it up. Clasp your hands, spiral your thighs in toward each other. Lengthen your tailbone toward
the backs of the knees, chin away from chest, three. Four, exhale, and five, release. We have two more to go. Go second one, astau,
prepare, arms by your sides, or if you take urdhva, arms
by your hands by the ears, and pick it up, one. Two, exhale, tailbone long, three. Breathe into the chest, four. Exhale, five, release. We’ll do one more. Urdhva dhanurasana option, hands by the ears, press
onto the crown of the head, line up your wrists and elbows first, and then straighten the arms. Notice how the arms were
parallel before I went up. Keep the arms parallel, the elbows want to sway out, don’t let them, three. Four, still spiraling the thighs in. And five, chin in toward chest, you come down, land on
your shoulder blades. And then give your knees a hug. Hug the knees, rock a little side to side. Gives your low back a nice little massage. And then roll it all the
way up for pashimottanasana. Extend the legs, pull the toes back. Reach for your toes, inhale. Astau, exhale, extend. Taking five long breaths here, soften the shoulders and the jaw, moving into our finishing sequence, two. Three, exhale, four. Exhale, and five. And a little extra breath here
for the finishing sequence, so we slow it down a bit. Inhale, your head up. Exhale, release, lie down for
sarvangasana, shoulderstand. So if you have any injuries, you’re just gonna go halfway up, keep your hips on the floor. Otherwise, lifting up, hands to the low back, press down into your
elbows and your forearms, and lift up through your shoulder blades, chin away from the chest for a long neck, and nasagra dristhi, gaze
off the tip of your nose, so find a little spot on your
shirt, focus there, three. Lift up through the legs, four, and five, halasana,
keep lifting your spine. Legs active, your feet
may not touch the floor, your legs might not be
straight, but it’s okay. Two, this pose is really good for boosting the metabolism by
stimulating the thyroid gland. Now, bending your knees for karnapidasana, just for a moment. And then begin to roll yourself out to one vertebra at a time. When you get to your low back, take your hands under your hips. That will protect your back, so you can come down slowly, and then when you get all the way down, lift up, come onto your
forearms and elbows, and reach the crown of the head back toward the floor behind you. Matsyasana, fish pose, three. Four, exhale. And five, release, coming down, hugging your knees into your chest. And then roll yourself up. Rolling forward, step or
float back, catvari position, panca, inhale, up dog or cobra. Sat, exhale. Baddha hasta sirsasana, sapta to the knees for bound hand headstanding. Clasp your hands all
the way to the webbing. You can use the wall for
this if you’re going up, and you don’t have to go up. Crown of the head down,
make sure your elbows are no wider than your shoulders. You can stay with your
feet right onto the floor, or if you’re ready to go
up, you’ll lift up, one. Lift up through the
shoulders, belly pulls in. So this is a more advanced asana pose, so if you’re not ready for it yet, just don’t worry, keep
your head on the floor, keep your feet on the floor,
or use the wall, four, five, lift the shoulders, belly in. Seven, eight, now halfway down, hips pass the shoulders,
start to take the feet little by little, this is ardha sirsasana. Use your core muscles to hold you. Let’s take a few breaths here. Inhale the legs all the way back up. And then exhale, slowly coming down. And all the way into balasana,
child’s pose, resting here. Just take a few breaths, resting. Lean forward, we’ll make our
way back to catvari position, nice, strong catvari. Panca, inhale, upward dog or cobra. Sat, exhale back. Baddha padmasana, step or
jump through to seated. So we’ll take your lotus,
whatever works for you, so either crossing your shins, or you can take the right heel toward the navel for half lotus, or take both legs up, only do this if it doesn’t hurt your
ankles or your knees. Then take your elbows behind your back, hold the outsides of the
elbows or take the toes. Inhale, lengthen. Astau, fold forward, sealing in the benefits of our practice, one. Exhale. Four. Five, inhale, and come up, jnana mudra, first finger and thumb together, straight arms, sit up nice
and tall, five breaths. Jnana mudra. Release for urdhvaplathahi. Hands under the thighs,
press down and pick it up. It’s an upwarded lotus. Pick up anything you can, three, exhale, four, five six, seven, eight, nine, and ten, release. So you can either go right into
shavasana here and lie down, or if you want to work
on one more vinyasa, come up onto the knees. Take your elbows right into your navel, let them press there, make a
little shelf, lean forward, pick up your legs, extend
them back, catvari position. Panca, inhale, up dog or cobra. Sat, exhale back. Shavasana sapta, step or jump through, and lie down. This is where you get to take your rest. Take your feet about hip’s distance apart or a little bit wider,
let your feet flop open, arms away from the body
a little, palms face up. Draw your shoulder blades
away from your ears. Close your eyes, and release
your ujjayi breathing, so just nice, natural breath. A quiet mind, quiet.


  1. this class is so great! the only thing is that the recording gets wonky at the end and throws off practice – would be a PERFECT intro if it were smoother at the end. i love these ashtangas <3 thank you!!!! #thebest

  2. Thank you for making this! It's helping me so much. I just want to point out that the sound cuts in and out frequently closer to the end, so if there's any important information there, we're missing it. 🙁

  3. Really good session but I do wish the sound quality was better. It does skip in and out of sound, which makes the instructions difficult to follow x

  4. Please fix the audio! -The music cuts out a lot towards the end especially. Otherwise it's a lovely class. Thank you.

  5. I luv how u have music playing in the background. U hardly do this

  6. Really relaxing background music….

  7. Quite good, thank you. But you could lose the background music. Yoga is not done with music.

  8. I love this! Both as a concept and the way it was executed. Ashtanga yoga is a vigorous practice, and I feel like this is an honest stepping stone toward introducing students to the full primary series. No form of Ashtanga Yoga can be called "easy", but kudos to you for offering students an access point into the series.


  9. I love all of your videos. I bounced back so quickly and felt myself getting stronger each day. The holiday season was a long one so coming home after work and popping on your videos got me back on track. Thank you so much for your kind words and gentle guidance.

  10. Really great 30 minute practice. Nice level of intensity for an intermediate practitioner. Audio issues are distracting.

  11. Thats hard.

  12. Ridiculous. Instructions impossible to follow. Skip the Sanskrit.

  13. Did anyone else have audio issues? Besides that, great class – thank you, Lesley!

  14. tooooo fuckingggg fast

  15. Love this video – thank you!

  16. Leslie, I practice with your 50 and 1 hour video regularly. (which I love) I must say, this video is not nearly as good as those , and its the INTRO!

    .I'm sorry to say, had I not practiced Ashtanga prior, this video would likely discourage me, Its way too fast, the audio is poor, and the instructions are confusing. I would love to see this video remade. Having a good 30 min Ashtanga video will be great in a weekly arsenal of yoga.

    -More videos coming-,

    When the others need improvement, this seems pointless. Its like trying to do lotus when you cant do half lotus… I wish people would implement the idea of " good practice" in all daily matters. That is the point of yoga. Ones daily routine becomes the "moving meditation" away from yoga and improved by practicing yoga.


  17. I love this class, I don't often have the time for a full Primary Series practice and this is a great way to dip into it. It would be great if you could redo the audio on it though as it cuts in and out a lot which is very distracting. And more classes of this style would be amazing too 🙂 🙂

  18. TOO fast and confusing for an intro class.

  19. Thank you. And, in advance, Happy Mother's Day.

  20. From someone who has done yoga for over 3 years I highly do not recommend this to any beginner. It is way too fast and doesn't have proper modifications for a beginner, so it can create injury.

  21. I love your videos, thanks, hey what is the name of the music in the video??

  22. Do you have the translation of the words you say? It would be beautiful to have them.
    Thank you very much for your class. I am doing them and they mean a lot, they change a lot my inner feeling, and are physically both so vigorous during the exercises and so relaxing at the end.
    Thank you for this discovery.

  23. Great practice, but the audio is shit

  24. This is going waaay to fast for non sanskrit speakers.

  25. This Ashtanga 30min intro and a couple other of your 2012~2015 beginner videos have been my go to Yoga workouts for a few months now. They fit my pace, athletic ability, timeframe, breathing rhythm, and expectations of benefits. I haven't mastered the Crow and Headstand, but there's still enough I can do to make my body feel stronger, more flexible and rejuvenated. I wish I'd been doing this for years. Thank you for making Yoga practice so accessible.

  26. Great video ruined with fast counting

  27. Still my all time favorite, efficient and challenging go-to beginner Yoga practice. I like the tranquil studio and audio instruction and even the music interruptions are more like friendly indicators for where I am in the workout. It's all good.

  28. I love this vid and the practice, I do it all time, but there seems to be some issues with the audio! Any chance of fixing it for all of us?

  29. audio is missing for the last 5 or so minutes

  30. God this comment is full of ppl complaining. No wonder they need yoga. Be more thankful yall!

  31. Just found this older video from you! Great Job 🤗 You always give us the best classes. Thanks for the long time! 🙏

  32. too fast

  33. One of my favorite videos on YouTube. Thank you for keeping it simple!

  34. Where is the donate button?

  35. How is this for beginners? It's extremely fast and not easy to follow. Who makes a real beginner class, with instruction? Anybody?

  36. the breaths were way too fast. if i was taking full breaths, i was only getting 2 or 3 to your 5 count. i feel like it was a good series but more focus should be placed on full slow breaths.

  37. Great express Ashtanga video, especially for someone still getting used to the Ashtanga flow. Glad I've taken an Ashtanga class in person though, so I understand the flow. One note – Lesley, can you rerecord the audio? Namaste

  38. You are so beautiful and graceful! Thank you for your work!

  39. Hello Leslie. I tried this class again. It felt amazing. I noticed the change in your style of leading a class and I might say that you really did a great job. Thanks for being such a great and devoted teacher! Namaste!

  40. The breath and the clue are so not clear

  41. I thought it would be interesting to see your oldest class! I know everyone has been complaining and truthfully I did found this a little fast and I had to keep pausing – but I've been doing your latest videso but I got to see that even you have gotten better at yoga over time and also at teaching too! Progress all round 🙂

  42. Amazing little Ashtanga sequence! I really appreciate, that you used the traditional Mantra as a opener and mind cleanser for the yoga practice. Thank you 🌞

  43. Sorry, but for an intro class its too confusing.. and I am not even a beginner

  44. Your ashtanga yoga videos are by far my favorite on YouTube! 😍🌈

  45. I've been taking yoga for over a year now but this is way too fast.I tried slowing it down as suggested but it just doesn't work. Kind of stressful. I appreciate it though and kudos to all who can keep up.

  46. inspirerende

  47. Is there any other video with a more advanced series but not as much advanced as the complete primary series?

  48. Thank you anyway.

  49. this is defintely not for me…too fast.

  50. So wonderful! What artist is this in the background? How can I find music like this?

  51. Thank you so much for this wonderful class. I am slowly reintegrating back into this practice after being absent from it for about 10 years. I am recovering from injuries and your gentleness and reminder to take it slow is really helpful as I am basically starting all over. I have to remember that what I once could do with ease will now take patience and practice. I'll be using this daily, thank you so much. You've made a difference in my life and I'm so very grateful! <3

  52. Thank you so, so much! This was excellent! I loved it! T'was great that you were using the Sanskṛt names of the Āsanas.

  53. Just what i was looking for, simple and traditional and not too long a routine. I used to do 90min classes years ago but fitting this in as a busy mum is actually manageable. Thank you

  54. Lesley, may I ask what yoga mat you are using? I'm thinking of upgrading from my old one and I am looking for something thinner and non-slippy – yours looks perfect! Thank you for the video ^_^

  55. Great work out. I hope I can do all of this some day.

  56. Yh I tried but fuck this

  57. Hi Leslie. I've been doing Ashtanga yoga on and off for about 8 years. I love how you show clearly how to "fold" into the positions. My teachers haven't been that thorough, and I've come to realise that I've been doing a lot of these poses wrong. May I ask how long you have been practicing, and how long did it take for you to become so comfortable getting into these poses?

  58. Too FAST for beginners!

  59. Nice vid! BEGINNER YOGA FAILS on my channel 😂

  60. Nice and it was what I was looking for, but too fast and voice and movements are not always synchronized. Good for the upload anyway.

  61. This is a really great class! The ashtanga sequence is great but i don't like that most classes are over 1hr sometimes nearer 2. This class has all the main postures of ashtanga but in a compact and easy 30min class. Another great video. Thanks fightmaster

  62. wo – way to fast

  63. Little fast for a intro class!

  64. Far too fast for introduction class. Impossible to follow.

  65. Commercials in the middle of the practice!

  66. This is not a beginners vinyasa. with jumping and landing on tops of toes.

  67. that backtrack sounds lit? anybody got the artist? 14:00

  68. It's already fast, I don't know why you're making it harder and more confusing by adding the instructions in Sanskrit too.

  69. the sanskrit is confusing and inconsistent, and the pace is too fast when coupled with the lack of clear instruction, I kept having to break poses to see what you're doing. I stopped after 10 minutes and will find another video.

  70. I loved the speed! Most other classes are way too slow for me. This was a little complicated for a beginner but it's a great daily practice to try and do until you master the whole thing!

  71. Pulled this oldie from the Fightmaster vault! 😛 Trying to do some more Ashtanga yoga as I practiced the second series you just released and I couldn't even finish. Thought I'd try something less intense. This was perfect!

  72. If you're looking for a dynamic yet not too difficult yoga -skip it and move on to the next tutorial. Speaking is a bit too fast , asanas too slow and not so dynamic but at the end again too difficult or even abstract. Last but not least irritating indian names on the top of that. Otherwise good for those who like it relaxed and dont find Indian an annoying language.

  73. This is one of my favorite videos! I do it over and over. A short Ashtanga practice, but still helps a lot. Just one question, is there any chance you can do the sound/voice over again? I guess you know why. It would be super. I know you have other Ashtanga vids, but I just keep coming back to this one. Maybe because it was the very first one I did from your channel. Thanks for all you do. Happy New Year!

  74. This video is good however why do you ask for a donation when creating and uploading content to YouTube is free? I haven't come across any other fitness videos on YouTube that ask for money. Why do you? What is it for?

  75. 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️

  76. Not my fav video of hers. Using all of the advanced names and not really explaining movements was difficult for my bf and I to follow. I wouldn't quite say this is beginner friendly but more for someone who already has a good understanding of the poses but wants a more gentle workout.

  77. Watching this video again after a long time, convinced me I should try an abbreviated Primary Series again, which I ditched a long time ago to see "isn't there someting else", so, I might return to Ashtanga for a while.

  78. Did this one again. It was one of the first videos of yours that I found. Love it!!! 💖 Hard to believe it's been 6 years!!!!

  79. beautiful feet and toe😍💖💕😍

  80. Really enjoyed hearing all the traditional names of poses. I had never even attempted full lotus before, fun! Thank you for all you do. And… the camera work was making me giggle.

  81. I think that is good when you just don't have time, you can make this postures, but the count is to fast, I just can't finish the breath, remember that the pranayama is important too.

  82. Thanks for the free upload! Namaste, OM.

  83. Soooo good Lesley! Old Skool Fightmaster 🙂 loving it! I will have to do this one several times before I try your other Ashtanga videos. I'm diggin ashtanga! Much love. Namaste

  84. I love this sequence! Half an hour is perfect and there is still a headstand at the end. But the sound of the video seems damaged. Am I the only one to get this? Sound is getting up and down and on and off at the end…

  85. Amazing video, thank you! The only problem was the audio missing in the end but everything else is great! Namaste

  86. Like it

  87. Thank you for that. I have not been doing yoga for too long. I'm trying to figure out the differences from he the different yoga styles – Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Baptiste. I have been to 2 yoga studios and Vinyasa is what most of the classes are called.

    What is interesting is that she uses the traditional pose names (South Asian-Indian language?) and not the generic names like, down dog, up dog, triangle, warrior, ext. That made it a little hard to follow, but I guess you would learn fast.

    Camera man – Its OK to zoom out instead of paning all the time when she goes out of frame. The commercials almost ruined it. I was hit with a bunch.

  88. The routine is not bad even it starts too fast and sets to a normal rithm at the middle. There's sound problems many times and some adds to skip… but thanks Lesley for the class and effort you put on it.

  89. This was a great practice but I felt very all over the place with the queues and the unfamiliar terminology that I don't hear in other yoga practices. I haven't done much of anything with ashtanga yoga specifically, so I'm sure that's why. I think once I can figure out the rhythm for this type of practice it won't feel so confusing. I did work up a sweat, which I needed!

  90. It would be amazing if you could redo the audio on this. This video has been helpful for many ppl but the audio just throws the practice off

  91. Routine is great. Lack of ENGLISH in addition to Sanskrit makes this impossible to follow for those of us not fluent in dead languages

  92. You do each pose for 5 breaths, yet those breaths go really fast! I only end up doing 2 or 3 breaths! I am listening to your voice, being almost in trance and following what you are doing, and then all of a sudden music starts! And pretty loud too! This made me fall out of concentration which is a bummer!

  93. Thank you so much for this video

  94. Too many ads interrupting

  95. short and effective, use it for daily practice when im crunched for time. This is excellent!! Thank you!

  96. Hi thanks for this class you can writte hwre thexentire the begeninning? Prayer of astangha? The first minuts? Thanks

  97. I’d really like to do the one hour Ashtanga with Lesley thank you

  98. I've saved this as the perfect go-to vid for when I want a reliably swifty, dynamic practice. Thank you again Leslie XXX

  99. Oh no! There is a commercial right in the middle of the class 🙁

  100. It’s too fast for beginners 🙏🏾namaste

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