Podcasts: Practice Elements

Three Levels of Yogic Purification

13 September, 2018
In this Asana Kitchen podcast David talks about the three levels of purification and how all three are necessary to climb the staircase from hatha yoga to raja yoga.

Svadhyaya and the Poetry of Self

6 August, 2018
The 3 practices that make up Kriya Yoga (Tapas, Svadhyaya, Isvara Pranidhana-YS II-1) are central to the study of yoga. The classical application of Svadhyaya is to consult the sacred texts to gather definitions of Self that help you distinguish between the little you (self) and you as sacred Seer to the world (Self). In this podcast David reads bhakti poetry as an example of how the student of yoga can start their own practice of Svadhyaya and begin to contemplate the sacred seer Self.

From Practice Principle to Concentration

8 June, 2018
In this podcast David teaches how utilizing a single principle in your yoga practice can take you from a clouded, disturbed mind to a clear, lucid, settled, blessed mind.

Vinyasa as Mudra

30 May, 2018
In this talk David teaches how vinyasa in the Ashtanga system is an entry point into one of the 4 major categories of Hatha Yoga, Mudras. This talk was given at the Mysore intensive in Great Barrington, May of 2018.

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