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.
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.
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.