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 Asana Kitchen podcast certified Ashtanga teacher David Garrigues 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.
David Garrigues is an internationally recognized yoga teacher and creator of the Asana Kitchen video instruction series that is one of the leading online yoga learning resources on YouTube. David travels extensively throughout the US, Europe, and India offering workshops, in depth studies and retreats.
David also writes passionately and eloquently on the subject of yoga. He has written Vayu Siddhi: Secrets to Yogic breathing, King of Asanas: Mastering Head Balance and Inversion Principles, and Maps and Musings. David has numerous online courses and writings on his website that students around the world utilize to progress in their hatha yoga studies.
For almost 30 years David has maintained an enthusiastic personal practice that is dedicated to asana and pranayama study in the Ashtanga tradition. His intense dedication to practice and to teaching inspire his students who form a diverse soulful, open hearted, and serious global learning community.
David's mission is to help students of yoga flourish within the living, contemporary lineage of Ashtanga Yoga. He aims to be part of the circle of hatha yoga lovers who are devoted to applying the teachings of ashtanga yoga in ways that promotes physical, psychological, and spiritual growth in themselves and others.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DAVID VISIT http://www.davidgarrigues.com
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