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
Yoga Sutra 3:17: Why Words Matter
17 June, 2021
Join me and Peg Mulqueen as we discuss Yoga Sūtra 3.17: There is a natural confusion of words, meanings, and our own conceptual experience that arises when we superimpose one upon the other. But with perfect focus on distinguishing between the three, we learn the language of all beings. Basically - words matter.
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.
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.
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.
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?