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.
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.
(Self) Absorbed and Lovin’ It
18 October, 2018
In this podcast David Garrigues discusses absorption and how the householder yogi can utilize the term in their daily practice. *Note: David mentions Yoga Sutra 2:40 and this is incorrect. The correct yoga sutra is 2:48.
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.
Meditation on Conflict, Forgiveness, and Resolution
12 July, 2018
In this Asana Kitchen podcast David Garrigues uses psychologist James Hillman's article on betrayal to discuss ahimsa and how it plays out in conflict, forgiveness, and resolution. "You can't even learn about trust and forgiveness without being betrayed."
From Practice Principle to Concentration
8 June, 2018
In this podcast David teaches how utilizing a single principle in your yoga practice can take you from a clouded, disturbed mind to a clear, lucid, settled, blessed mind.
Learning to Direct Desire
31 May, 2018
Drawing from the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika, David discusses what yoga philosophy has to say about perceiving, expressing, and restraining desire. This talk was given at the DG Mysore Intensive in Great Barrington May of 2018.