Asana Kitchen with David Garrigues

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1) Position yourself on all fours with the shoulders in a vertical line over your wrists and your hips in a vertical line over your knees. Make your pelvis neutral (sacrum level) and elongate your spine in a horizontal line away from the pelvis.

2) Walk your hands forward 12 inches and then Stamp the ground with the hands and fingers. Stabilize your arms and shoulders.

3) Lift your hips up and away from your hands. Momentarily bend the knees, move the pubic bone back between the legs and lift the sitting bones.

4) Press the inner thighs back to straighten the legs. Continue to press the thigh back strongly, see if you can make the thigh bones move deeper into your legs.

5) Press the hands into the earth, ground the legs and then elongate your spine along a descending diagonal line from the pelvis through the crown of the head.

6) Steady your gaze between your upper inner thighs.

7) Maintain the strength and stability of the arms and legs so that you can freely release your spine downwards along the axis and into the body

8) Breathe freely along the centeral axis from the root support at your pelvic base to the thousand petaled lotus at the crown of your head.

9) Create an uddhyana bandha action, hollow your belly, cause your stomach to ‘fly up’, and thus to disappear. Pressing the thighs back will help bring the greyhound dog shape to your belly.

10) Allow your entire body to become receptive to the actions that you are using to create your posture.

11) Make your posture a mudra, an inward seal of awareness, adopt a half smile, empty your gaze, and enjoy!

David Garrigues is one of the few teachers in the US certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga by the late world renowned yoga master Sri K Pattahbi Jois. As an Ashtanga Ambassador, he bases his teachings on the idea that 'Anyone can take practice,' a core idea in the teachings of Sri K Pattahbi Jois.

David's mission is to help others flourish within the contemporary lineage of Ashtanga Yoga. While staying true to the traditional teachings of Ashtanga, David is adept at adapting the practice to suit all levels of practitioner and make it accessible to everyone.
David is the creator of the Asana Kitchen Series (SUBSCRIBE for up-to-date videos at youtube.com/user/davidgar...) as well as additional resources for Ashtanga practitioners including led DVDs and his pranayama book, Vayu Siddhi, available for purchase on his website davidgarrigues.com.

This Asana Kitchen was filmed at David's studio in Kovalam, Kerala India at the Ashtanga Yoga School of Kovalam.

The Asana Kitchen series is created to answer common questions or address concerns about the practice. To submit questions for the Asana Kitchen series, you can attend David's workshops OR email him at the asanakitchen@gmail.com

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Asana Kitchen with David Garrigues

David Garrigues Ashtanga Yoga PRO

David Garrigues is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga School of Philadelphia. He is one of a few teachers in the US certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga by the late world renown yoga master Sri K Pattabhi Jois. As an Ashtanga Ambassador he bases his teachings


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David Garrigues is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga School of Philadelphia. He is one of a few teachers in the US certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga by the late world renown yoga master Sri K Pattabhi Jois. As an Ashtanga Ambassador he bases his teachings on the idea that 'Anyone can take practice', a core idea in the teachings of Sri K Pattabhi Jois.

David's mission is to help others flourish within the living, contemporary lineage of Ashtanga Yoga. He aims to be part of an ever wider circle of people who are committed to applying the teachings of ashtanga yoga in ways that promote physical, psychological, and spiritual growth in themselves and others.

He teaches workshops around the world featuring Mysore intensives and in-depth studies. David is also the author of following video instructional materials:
1) Ashtanga Yoga: Primary Series Guide
2) Ashtanga Yoga: Intermediate Series Guide
3) Ashtanga Yoga: Ujjayi Breathing Guide
4) Ashtanga Yoga: Pranayama Sequence Guide

He is also the author of the book called Vayu Siddhi: A Guide to Pranayama, Ashtanga Yoga's Fourth Limb. He has written and recorded two high energy Kirtan CD's entitled: Jaya Sat Guru and Bad Man Bhakti. David's website and highly popular youtube video channel each have a wealth of free, expert video and written yoga instructional materials to inspire progress in beginner through advanced practitioners.

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