Podcasts: Asana

Dear DG, Question and Answer

18 November, 2021
In this podcast, David answers students questions. List of questions and time code provided in the notes.

Do Your Practice and All Is Coming?

13 October, 2021
In this podcast I discuss the often misinterpreted Ashtanga saying: “Do your practice and all is coming”.

New Ideas for Adjustments in Ashtanga

19 August, 2021
In this podcast I speak how, in Ashtanga yoga, physical adjustments have been the exclusive means of correcting a pose whereas giving verbal cues or using props to adjust have been tabooed or discouraged. Experience has shown that significant harm or imbalance results from giving only physical adjustments and that is why I discuss the need for a new paradigm of adjustments that calls for the teacher to have skill enough to work with a balanced combination of all three of these excellent means (physical, ver

Tapas: Honoring the Old and Embracing the New

7 May, 2021
In this podcast I discuss the value of older, harsher ideas of tapas and the evolving new paradigm of tapas.

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.

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