Podcasts: Foundations

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?"

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.

Place of a Yogi During a Revolution

1 June, 2020
"DEAR DAVID, WHERE IS THE PLACE OF THE YOGI IN A REVOLUTION? SITTING STILL GOES AGAINST EVERY FIBER OF MY BRING BUT WHAT WOULD THE SUTRAS SAY?

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.  

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.

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.