Avoiding the Trap of Perfectionism
2 April, 2021
In this podcast I discuss how to avoid the traps of perfectionism and win the freedom to try as hard, as long, and as openly as you want everyday.
How Tapas Can Help In These Times
23 January, 2021
In this podcast David talks about how practice helps you manage inner and outer conflict.
All About the Virtuous Posture
18 November, 2020
An in-depth explanation about what constitutes goodness and auspiciousness in your yoga poses and in the rest of your life.
4 Attitudes to Clear Your Mind
20 June, 2020
In this podcast David uses Yoga Sutra 1:33 and discusses the four different attitudes to take to go from a clouded mind to a clear mind.
Practical Use of Yoga Powers
11 April, 2020
David discusses the concept of infinity and how it plays out in the asana practice, nirodha, and creates yogic powers (siddhis) in the practitioner.
Let Nothing Steal Your Practice
24 March, 2020
In this podcast David gives the 3 top reasons to let nothing steal your practice.
Certainty in Ashtanga, Practice, and Yourself
31 December, 2019
In this podcast I dive deep into yoga sutra 1:20 and look at how doubt and faith reveal themselves in the practice. David's new video course, Yoga Sutras for Ashtanga Students, is now available for purchase in his store. There are 22 talks on Book 1 (Samadhi Pada) and on Book 2 (Sadhana Pada). You can purchase each book separately or together. In both books, David breaks down each sutra and relates it to the practice of Ashtanga Yoga.
Outsmart Pain In Practice
28 September, 2019
In this podcast David discusses the five root causes of pain and gives practical ways to work with pain in your asana practice.
Action Makes An Asana
15 May, 2019
One main part of practicing is to continually wonder about how to be in your pose when you are staying there, what to think about, what is the goal(s), what to do with your body, when to be effortful and when to relax? In this podcast I answer these questions and I discuss the concept of action in the state of the asana and give tips on how to come to a more subtle understanding of yoga through creating actions throughout the body when you are in a pose.
Customizing Your Practice Is The 7th Series
27 March, 2019
In this podcast I discuss the evolution of your ashtanga yoga practice. What happens down the road, when you are years or decades into your sadhana? There are many clear rules that get you started such as practicing 6 days a week or learning a series one posture at a time. The most talked about or emphasized ashtanga practice tenets can serve you well for many years. But sooner or later there comes a time when you need more or different or further guidance.
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