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.
The Fight of the Ages: Pain vs Creativity
10 March, 2021
In this podcast I speak about pain and creativity as an unlikely pair of opposites, a closely connected duo that are fated to coexist within me and to play off of each other in an ongoing battle for supremacy.
Catching the Price of Faith
17 February, 2021
In this podcast David discusses Shraddha (Faith) as a powerful but hard won ally that helps you to remain committed to a daily practice.
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.
Dharma and You
28 August, 2020
In this Asana Kitchen podcast, David takes an in-depth look at the word dharma. "What is my dharma? What does that even mean to me?"
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.
Silence, Pattabhi Jois, and Moving Forward in Ashtanga
12 July, 2019
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.