Writings: Breath

A Devoted Man and a Master

A Devoted Man and a Master

There was a devoted man, a self-taught yogi on a deserted island in the middle of the ocean. He had all of these devotional practices that were half based on Hindu rituals and half what he had made up.
My 10 year practice of Surya Namaskara

My 10 year practice of Surya Namaskara

I practiced only Surya Namaskara for ten years. I recently had a student ask me what I was doing during that decade. Here is my answer.
Two Great Allies: Creativity and Ingenuity

Two Great Allies: Creativity and Ingenuity

Every exercise in practice provides you with a microcosmic opportunity to advance along your solitary path to the macrocosmic pinnacle of yoga.

Crazy for Tapas

Every act of prayer contains an element of emptying yourself, a relinquishment of volition, will and ego. 
Energetic Concepts of Mula Bandha

Energetic Concepts of Mula Bandha

Your work with the pelvic floor is more than a physical practice of contracting certain muscles in the lower pelvis. Whether you contract the anus, genitals, or the perineum, it is more valuable to focus on mula bandha as an energetic redirection...
Solutide is Key for Home and Group Practitioners

Solutide is Key for Home and Group Practitioners

I’m a bit of a nut when it comes to practicing in solitude. I imagine at times this can be hard on my practice partner but she also knows how thankful I am for her and our practice time. 
Acknowledge Suffering

Acknowledge Suffering

What is the first waking moment you can remember in your life? I remember being 3 years old and locking myself in an unlit closet. I was trapped and crying for help.
Dear David, I’ve fallen off the yoga wagon. Please help!

Dear David, I’ve fallen off the yoga wagon. Please help!

When you look within you may very well find that in one sense you are way, way too hard on yourself.  For whatever reason you are applying a standard or a rigor at the wrong time(s) and/or in the wrong way(s).  What is the effect on you and your practice w
The Asana Practice, a Teacher of Breath

The Asana Practice, a Teacher of Breath

Breathing is the key to opening your body. There is obviously a genetic component to flexibility, but breathing helps you to open up to that.

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