Ashtanga is a vigorous sequence of poses performed with fluidity and grace. The flow may look effortless, but it is a demanding workout that builds up heat and endurance. This program offers a thorough introduction to Ashtanga yoga and leads the practitioner through Suryanamaskar A (Sun Salutation A) in a series of flowing Ashtanga poses. Tha accompanying poster includes 11 poses of Suryanamaskar A, to help the practitioner master the fundamentals of positioning and alignment used in Sun Salutation A, the essential core pose in the accompanying Ashtanga DVD. With Nicki Doane.