Class 1 of the Ashtanga Beginners' Course. An introduction to Sun Salutation A. This class includes instructions on using breath, body locks (bandhas) and gaze (dristi) to focus your mind and flow safely through the practice. Sun Salutation A will help you build up your strength, flexibility, physical awareness and focus in preparation for what lies ahead. Please repeat this lesson until you have memorised the sequence, then move on to lesson two.