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.
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.
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.