Podcasts: Asana

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.

Holy Equanimity and Skill in Action

26 February, 2019
In this Asana Kitchen podcast David discusses two empowering perspectives the student can utilize to extract knowledge out of their practice.

Yoga Practice Through Four Life Stages

25 November, 2018
David compares the 4 Hindu life stages (student, householder, forest dweller, and renunciate) to the stages of a yogi's life long practice.

(Self) Absorbed and Lovin’ It

18 October, 2018
In this podcast David Garrigues discusses absorption and how the householder yogi can utilize the term in their daily practice. *Note: David mentions Yoga Sutra 2:40 and this is incorrect. The correct yoga sutra is 2:48.

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.

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.

Learning to Direct Desire

31 May, 2018
Drawing from the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika, David discusses what yoga philosophy has to say about perceiving, expressing, and restraining desire. This talk was given at the DG Mysore Intensive in Great Barrington May of 2018.

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.