Podcasts: Sacred Texts

Hatha Yoga and Bhakti Poetry: A Great Duo

19 February, 2022
In this podcast, I discuss the inspirational and insightful relationship that exists between Hatha yoga and Bhakti (Devotional) poetry. 

Dear DG, Question and Answer

18 November, 2021
In this podcast, David answers students questions. List of questions and time code provided in the notes.

Do Your Practice and All Is Coming?

13 October, 2021
In this podcast I discuss the often misinterpreted Ashtanga saying: “Do your practice and all is coming”.

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.

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