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Satsaṅga

Satsaṅga

By David Andrew Miliotis
Satsaṅga Prāṇāyāma, Chanting & Philosophy classes: Gathering together, we shed light on the vast practices & philosophies of yoga stemming from the Indian culture of seeking Truth. We cover a wide range of topics including Yoga Sūtras, Bhagavad Gītā, Sanskrit writing & grammar, and many many other yoga related topics. No experience necessary - all are welcome!​ Satsaṅga Schedule: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/schedule Purchase Our Books: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Free Sanskrit Resources: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/chanting
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Ep. 3.08: Yoga Sutras 4.11 - 4.13, Gunas Everywhere - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Yoga Sūtras, Fourth Chapter, Kaivalya Pāda 4.11 - 4.13, Guṇas Everywhere! Check out the discussion on either Youtube or Podcast. Om Tat Sat. Live Class: Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PDT) Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/qyRTyK3SLKw Kaivalya Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 60, or Vol. 4, Pg. 19. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 4th Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis & pursuit of self-realization. Chapter 4, Kaivalya Pāda is filled with poignant insights into the nature of both yoga & bhoga. It reveals the origin of our ignorance and the wonders of overcoming our ignorance. These insights support us in removing the last traces of impurities covering our spiritual heart so we can actualize reach the state of no more outflows. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
1:15:34
November 21, 2020
Ep. 3.07: Chanting with Guest Recordings - Guruji & Astro Jyoti
Jai Sri Krishna & Emituofo Friends! I am thrilled to share these recordings with you. We begin with a few rounds of alternate nostril nadi shodhana breathing. Guruji Pattabbhi Jois leads us in the Ashtanga Yoga opening & closing mantras. We recite the Divya Stotrani & Devi Aparadha Kshamapana Stotra, and a very special recording by astrojyoti.org of the Ganapati & Saraswati Dhyanams (Prarthanas). I hope you enjoy this offering. May we all awaken to the blessings available each & every moment, and may we all quickly realize the Infinite Truth of Being. Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/3rB7WzN01x0 To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
20:14
November 15, 2020
Ep. 3.06: Yoga Sutras 4.10 - 4.12, Caught Between Past & Future - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Yoga Sūtras, Fourth Chapter, Kaivalya Pāda 4.10 - 4.12, Caught Between Past & Future: Check out the discussion on either Youtube or Podcast. Om Tat Sat. Live Class: Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PDT) Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/qyRTyK3SLKw Kaivalya Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 60, or Vol. 4, Pg. 19. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 4th Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis & pursuit of self-realization. Chapter 4, Kaivalya Pāda is filled with poignant insights into the nature of both yoga & bhoga. It reveals the origin of our ignorance and the wonders of overcoming our ignorance. These insights support us in removing the last traces of impurities covering our spiritual heart so we can actualize reach the state of no more outflows. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
1:21:02
November 13, 2020
Ep. 3.05: Yoga Sutras 4.06 - 4.09, Above & Beyond Karma - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Yoga Sūtras, Fourth Chapter, Kaivalya Pāda 4.06 - 4.09, Above & Beyond Karma: Check out the discussion on either Youtube or Podcast. Om Tat Sat. Live Class: Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PDT) Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/rAOOJ9lC83U Kaivalya Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 60, or Vol. 4, Pg. 19. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 4th Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis & pursuit of self-realization. Chapter 4, Kaivalya Pāda is filled with poignant insights into the nature of both yoga & bhoga. It reveals the origin of our ignorance and the wonders of overcoming our ignorance. These insights support us in removing the last traces of impurities covering our spiritual heart so we can actualize reach the state of no more outflows. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
1:14:20
November 6, 2020
Ep. 3.04: Yoga Sutras 4.02 - 4.05, The Roles We Play - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Yoga Sūtras, Fourth Chapter, Kaivalya Pāda 4.02 - 4.05, The Roles We Play: Check out the discussion on either Youtube or Podcast. Om Tat Sat. Live Class: Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PDT) Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/m5MbQ8dVygs Kaivalya Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 60, or Vol. 4, Pg. 19. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 4th Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis & pursuit of self-realization. Chapter 4, Kaivalya Pāda is filled with poignant insights into the nature of both yoga & bhoga. It reveals the origin of our ignorance and the wonders of overcoming our ignorance. These insights support us in removing the last traces of impurities covering our spiritual heart so we can actualize reach the state of no more outflows. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
1:04:12
October 30, 2020
Ep. 3.03: Yoga Sutras 4.01 - 4.02, Atha Kaivalya - Mysticism vs Spirituality - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Yoga Sūtras, Fourth Chapter, Kaivalya Pāda 4.01 - 4.02, Atha Kaivalya - Mysticism vs Spirituality: Today we gave a very brief overview of the Yoga Sūtras. We looked at the first word of each of the four chapters and talked about how these words summarizes the essence of each chapter. We also discussed the first two sūtras. Check out the discussion on either Youtube or Podcast. Om Tat Sat. Live Class: Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PDT) Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/ReFMMVS5QDY Kaivalya Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 60, or Vol. 4, Pg. 19. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 4th Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis & pursuit of self-realization. Chapter 4, Kaivalya Pāda is filled with poignant insights into the nature of both yoga & bhoga. It reveals the origin of our ignorance and the wonders of overcoming our ignorance. These insights support us in removing the last traces of impurities covering our spiritual heart so we can actualize reach the state of no more outflows.  These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
1:05:47
October 23, 2020
Ep. 3.02: Dr MA Jayashree - Chanting - Guru Ashtaka - Aditya Hridaya - Ganesha Panca Ratna Stotra (18 min)
Dr MA Jayashree has a beautiful strong voice that makes learning to use our own voice so pleasant. So I wanted to share these recordings to help you with these chants that we recently began working on. I know that you will enjoy them! Guru Aṣṭaka, Āditya Hṛdaya & Gaṇeśa Pañca Ratna Stotra - Please find the chanting to these recordings in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 4 on pages 9, 10 & 14. You can learn more about Jayashree here: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/sanskrit & anantharesearch.org We will begin studying the 4th Chapter of Patañjali Yoga Sūtras, Kaivalya Pāda, next week on Thu (10/22/2020).  #DavidMiliotis #DavidAndrew #DavidAndrewMiliotis #AshtangaYoga
17:34
October 16, 2020
Ep. 3.01: Dr MA Jayashree - Yoga Sutra Chanting - Kaivalya Pada (13 Minutes)
I first met Jayashree during my second trip to Mysore, India in 2002. She has a strong voice that makes learning to use our own voice not only easier, but pleasant too. I instantly knew she was a valuable gem and took every opportunity to study with her while I was there. If you look at the date of my chanting book, you will see the project began that same year (2002). My following trip 2004, Jayashree began teaching Yoga Sūtras chanting. I am incredibly fortunate to have learned Yoga Sūtras chanting from her. I cannot imagine a better foundation for studying the philosophy then having the sūtras readily available from memory. If we are patient & persistent - as long as you never quit - we will always continue learning. How much we can learn is mind boggling! So do not hesitate, do not postpone. Whatever you value, do not think of how daunting the project may be, just take it step by step and do not ever quit! I hope you enjoy this recording of Jayashree reciting the next chapter which we will begin studying next week on Thu (10/22/2020). You can learn more about Jayashree here: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/sanskrit & anantharesearch.org You can find Kaivalya Pada on Page 60 in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3 or Page 19, Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 4 View on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/PB6ADQzKfjc #DavidMiliotis #DavidAndrew #DavidAndrewMiliotis #AshtangaYoga
12:56
October 15, 2020
Ep. 2.44: Yoga Sutras 3.54 - 3.55, Hallelujah My Attention My Savior - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Yoga Sūtras, Third Chapter, Vibhūti Pāda 3.54 - 3.55, Hallelujah My Attention My Savior: Sliding into home base, the third chapter concludes by giving us a clear understanding of how to work towards the goal of yoga - which is none other than Kaivalya, True Freedom.  Check out the discussion on either Youtube or Podcast. Om Tat Sat. Live Class: Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PDT) Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/XRZ5V1LvCok Vibhūti Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 54, or Vol. 4, Pg. 13. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 3rd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis. This third chapter, Vibhūti Pāda, directs our attention to certain aspects of ourselves. First on the list: Develop the art of listening without superimposing our own thoughts on to what is heard. Patañjali also takes us step-by-step through various places in the body. All this to assist our process of becoming more purposeful and more awakened in our lives. Chapter 3, Vibhūti Pāda provides us with a checklist for thoroughness in Rāja Yoga. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga for years on end. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
1:09:16
October 9, 2020
Ep. 2.43: Yoga Sutras 3.50 - 3.53, Utterly Present & Crossing to the Other Shore - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Yoga Sūtras, Third Chapter, Vibhūti Pāda 3.50 - 3.53, Utterly Present & Crossing to the Other Shore: Check out the discussion on either Youtube or Podcast. Om Tat Sat. Live Class: Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PDT) Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/aZZ1Omio7Fw Vibhūti Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 54, or Vol. 4, Pg. 13. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 3rd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis. This third chapter, Vibhūti Pāda, directs our attention to certain aspects of ourselves. First on the list: Develop the art of listening without superimposing our own thoughts on to what is heard. Patañjali also takes us step-by-step through various places in the body. All this to assist our process of becoming more purposeful and more awakened in our lives. Chapter 3, Vibhūti Pāda provides us with a checklist for thoroughness in Rāja Yoga. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga for years on end. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
1:08:15
October 3, 2020
Ep. 2.42: Aditya Hridayam - The Heart of the Sun - Call & Response Chanting (1 hour)
The Āditya Hṛdayam is a mantra composed in verse (30 verses) taken from  the Ramayana (Rāmāyana). This mantra gives us success in our endeavors! The Sage Agastya taught it to Śrī Rāma in order that he may succeed in killing the demon king, Rāvaṇa - with all his ten heads that regenerate every time they are decapitated. It is very difficult to overcome our demonic tendencies. We can put them down, but they come back up. So this mantra in praise of the sun gives us the strength needed to overcome Ravana and all the unhealthy compulsive tendencies he represents within ourselves. Rama, having been exiled to the forest, was roaming with his brother & wife. At a certain point along their journey, his wife, Sītā, was abducted by Rāvaṇa. Thus Rāma went to battle. But Rāvaṇa was very powerful. He was the demon king of Srilanka. So Rama recruited an army and they attacked and fought to regain his wife, Sita. Rama fought with Ravana for days. He was very exhausted on the brink of death. But after some healing herbs brought to him by Hanuman and reciting this Aditya Hridaya mantra, he was refreshed and able to succeed in slaying Ravana! Harih Om! Jai Sri Ram! Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3 is available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda #DavidMiliotis #DavidAndrew #DavidAndrewMiliotis
1:05:26
September 28, 2020
Ep. 2.41: Yoga Sutras 3.49 - 3.50, Oneness, Power & Renunciation - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Yoga Sūtras, Third Chapter, Vibhūti Pāda 3.49 - 3.50, Oneness, Power & Renunciation: What is the fundamental that we must cultivate regardless of how long we have been practicing, how much we have learned or how advanced we think we have become? [If you think you are advanced then definitely you are  not.] Sūtra 3.50 brings up the practice of Vairāgya  (non-attachment/letting-go) again - it was first mentioned at the beginning of our journey in Sūtra 1.12 and has been explained in so many ways indirectly since. Keep going, keep developing Vairāgya because it leads us to unbounded freedom (Kaivalyam). Check out the discussion on either Youtube or Podcast. Om Tat Sat. Live Class: Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PDT) Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/qiMGz7Fkodg Vibhūti Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 54, or Vol. 4, Pg. 13. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 3rd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis. This third chapter, Vibhūti Pāda, directs our attention to certain aspects of ourselves. First on the list: Develop the art of listening without superimposing our own thoughts on to what is heard. Patañjali also takes us step-by-step through various places in the body. All this to assist our process of becoming more purposeful and more awakened in our lives. Chapter 3, Vibhūti Pāda provides us with a checklist for thoroughness in Rāja Yoga. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga for years on end. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
1:18:27
September 25, 2020
Ep. 2.40: Yoga Sutras 3.44 - 3.49, Perfect Body Perfect Mind - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Yoga Sūtras, Third Chapter, Vibhūti Pāda 3.44 - 3.49, Perfect Body Perfect Mind: Patanjali gets wild with the benefits resulting from these final two sayṁama meditations. It really quite remarkable, but do not worry, we can bring it back home down here for us earthlings. Check out the discussion on either Youtube or Podcast. Om Tat Sat. Live Class: Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PDT) Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/oTsPnjOp1sM Vibhūti Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 54, or Vol. 4, Pg. 13. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 3rd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis. This third chapter, Vibhūti Pāda, directs our attention to certain aspects of ourselves. First on the list: Develop the art of listening without superimposing our own thoughts on to what is heard. Patañjali also takes us step-by-step through various places in the body. All this to assist our process of becoming more purposeful and more awakened in our lives. Chapter 3, Vibhūti Pāda provides us with a checklist for thoroughness in Rāja Yoga. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga for years on end. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
1:13:25
September 18, 2020
Ep. 2.39: Yoga Sutras 3.44, The 5 Elements & The 8 Siddhis - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Yoga Sūtras, Third Chapter, Vibhūti Pāda 3.44, The 5 Elements & The 8 Siddhis: The microcosm reflects the macrocosm. Whatever principles you master in your body (your svarūpa, sense of form), can be extended into your work in the world. The Saṁyama meditation of Yoga Sūtra 3.44 teaches us this principle and discusses the results. Check out the discussion on either Youtube or Podcast. Om Tat Sat. Live Class: Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PDT) Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/bAV3Qq1qaz0 Vibhūti Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 54, or Vol. 4, Pg. 13. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 3rd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis. This third chapter, Vibhūti Pāda, directs our attention to certain aspects of ourselves. First on the list: Develop the art of listening without superimposing our own thoughts on to what is heard. Patañjali also takes us step-by-step through various places in the body. All this to assist our process of becoming more purposeful and more awakened in our lives. Chapter 3, Vibhūti Pāda provides us with a checklist for thoroughness in Rāja Yoga. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga for years on end. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
1:02:01
September 11, 2020
Ep. 2.38: Yoga Sutras 3.42 - 3.43, Lighthearted & Free as Space - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Yoga Sūtras, Third Chapter, Vibhūti Pāda 3.42 - 3.43, Lighthearted & as Free as Space: Check out the discussion on either Youtube or Podcast. Om Tat Sat. Live Class: Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PDT) Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/XzMTe4LBu50 Vibhūti Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 54, or Vol. 4, Pg. 13. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 3rd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis. This third chapter, Vibhūti Pāda, directs our attention to certain aspects of ourselves. First on the list: Develop the art of listening without superimposing our own thoughts on to what is heard. Patañjali also takes us step-by-step through various places in the body. All this to assist our process of becoming more purposeful and more awakened in our lives. Chapter 3, Vibhūti Pāda provides us with a checklist for thoroughness in Rāja Yoga. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga for years on end. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
1:02:05
September 4, 2020
Ep. 2.37: Moon Day Chanting - Practice Every Day (30 Min)
Moon Day Chanting: Opening Shanti Mantras & Ganesha & Saraswathi Prayers (Prarthana), Guru Stotra, Lingashtaka, Dvadhasha Nama Pujas, Upadesha Panchaka, Closing Mangala Mantras & Closing Shanti Mantras. Please do enjoy! Opening Śānti Mantrās, Gaṇapati Prārthanā, Sarasvatī Prārthanā, Guru Stotram, Liṅgāṣṭakam, Dvādaśa Nāma Pūjās, Upadeśa Pañcakam, Closing Maṅgala Mantrās & Closing Śānti Mantrās Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3 is available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
31:02
August 31, 2020
Ep. 2.36: Yoga Sutras 3.39 - 3.41: Having Transcended Duality - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Yoga Sūtras, Third Chapter, Vibhūti Pāda 3.39 - 3.41, Having Transcended Duality: Both the Bhagavad Gītā (6.07 – 6.09 & 14.22 – 14.26) & the Yoga Sūtras give us descriptions of how a Yogin who has transcended duality behaves. The Gītā’s description leans towards equanimity while the Sūtra’s paint quite a colorful picture. The Sūtras in this section discuss Udāna & Samāna Vāyus as well as the Divine Ear. Check out the discussion on either Youtube or Podcast. Om Tat Sat. Live Class: Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PDT) Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/hBjEZo4QQbQ Vibhūti Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 54, or Vol. 4, Pg. 13. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 3rd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis. This third chapter, Vibhūti Pāda, directs our attention to certain aspects of ourselves. First on the list: Develop the art of listening without superimposing our own thoughts on to what is heard. Patañjali also takes us step-by-step through various places in the body. All this to assist our process of becoming more purposeful and more awakened in our lives. Chapter 3, Vibhūti Pāda provides us with a checklist for thoroughness in Rāja Yoga. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga for years on end. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
1:05:53
August 28, 2020
Ep. 2.35: Yoga Sutras 3.36 - 3.38: Fringe Benefits, Original Intent & The Two-Fold Process - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Yoga Sūtras, Third Chapter, Vibhūti Pāda 3.36 - 3.38: Fringe Benefits, Original Intent & The Two-Fold Process: Check out the discussion on either Youtube or Podcast. Om Tat Sat. Live Class: Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PDT) Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/6XOm-DRad1Y Vibhūti Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 54, or Vol. 4, Pg. 13. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 3rd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis. This third chapter, Vibhūti Pāda, directs our attention to certain aspects of ourselves. First on the list: Develop the art of listening without superimposing our own thoughts on to what is heard. Patañjali also takes us step-by-step through various places in the body. All this to assist our process of becoming more purposeful and more awakened in our lives. Chapter 3, Vibhūti Pāda provides us with a checklist for thoroughness in Rāja Yoga. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga for years on end. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
54:51
August 22, 2020
Ep. 2.34: Sanskrit Writing & Translation 2020 08 16 (55 Minutes) - David Andrew Miliotis
In this video, we learn to write & translate the Shanti Mantra, Saha Navatu. The video walks you through using the resources for writing, Sanskrit grammar, and online digital dictionaries. This video is like your first time riding a bike. Remember when your mom or dad pushed you on your bike to get you going your first time on two wheels? This video is a push start to getting deeper into understanding & working with Sanskrit. Live Class, Sundays, 7:30 -  8:30 am (PDT). Watch on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/6QG1QKnsbgM To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website:  https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments youtube.com/ashtangayoga @akuseeda | samjiva.com
55:13
August 18, 2020
Ep. 2.33: Sanskrit Chanting 2020 08 16 (40 Minutes) - David Andrew Miliotis
40 minutes of chanting - some together in unison, some mantras chanted call & response - the first 7 pages of Sanskrit & Chanting  Vol. 3 + page 27, the 12 Names of 7 deities (Surya, Ganesha, Durga,  Lakshmi, Saraswati, Shiva & Vishnu) and lastly page 24, Upadesha  Panchakam.    This is what we have been reciting during the week, Mon - Fri, 6:00 -  6:30 am (PDT). Watch on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/IG0g3vrl-hs To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website:  https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments youtube.com/ashtangayoga @akuseeda | samjiva.com
40:49
August 17, 2020
Ep. 2.32: Yoga Sutras 3.35 - Oneness, Spirit & Purpose - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Yoga Sūtras, Third Chapter, Vibhūti Pāda 3.35: Oneness, Spirit & Purpose: If we practice the curriculum outlined by Patañjali from sūtras 3.17 to 3.34, what happens? How is our sense of self & sense of purpose effected? In sūtra 3.35, Patañjali indicates the spiritual benefits that unfold and shows us how our relationship with the world may change as a result. Live Class: Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PDT) Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/F0SbCYJC0Ak Vibhūti Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 54, or Vol. 4, Pg. 13. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 3rd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis. This third chapter, Vibhūti Pāda, directs our attention to certain aspects of ourselves. First on the list: Develop the art of listening without superimposing our own thoughts on to what is heard. Patañjali also takes us step-by-step through various places in the body. All this to assist our process of becoming more purposeful and more awakened in our lives. Chapter 3, Vibhūti Pāda provides us with a checklist for thoroughness in Rāja Yoga. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga for years on end. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
55:53
August 14, 2020
Ep. 2.31: Yoga Sutras 3.33 & 34 - Sudden Enlightenment of King Janaki + 10 Chakras of Krishnamacharya - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Yoga Sūtras, Third Chapter, Vibhūti Pāda 3.33 & 3.34: Sudden Enlightenment of King Janaki + the 10 Chakras taught by Krishnamacharya There is always more than one right way to accomplish the way. Patañjali clearly allows for alternatives. Sūtra 3.33 states that - alternatively to the methodology presented from 3.17 to 3.34 - the goal can also be reached either by gradual flashes of one’s own insights or by a not so gradual sudden awakening. King Janaki, the famous enlightened Indian king, was awakened in a sudden flash by the brilliant young sage, Aṣṭavakra. However awakening happens, ultimately, the journey of Self-realization is a journey into the heart (YS 3.34). Patañjali’s list from 3.26 - 3.34 is more or less cakra based, and so in this class, there is a presentation of the 10 cakras taught by Krishnamacharya in his book, Yoga Makaranda. Live Class: Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PDT) Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/OH6V6HdTfEM Vibhūti Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 54, or Vol. 4, Pg. 13. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 3rd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis. This third chapter, Vibhūti Pāda, directs our attention to certain aspects of ourselves. First on the list: Develop the art of listening without superimposing our own thoughts on to what is heard. Patañjali also takes us step-by-step through various places in the body. All this to assist our process of becoming more purposeful and more awakened in our lives. Chapter 3, Vibhūti Pāda provides us with a checklist for thoroughness in Rāja Yoga. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga for years on end. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
52:01
August 7, 2020
Ep. 2.29: Yoga Sutras 3.31 & 32 - Jālandhara Bandha & Crown Cakra - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Third Chapter, Vibhūti Pāda 3.31 & 32 - Jālandhara Bandha & Crown Cakra: Sūtra 3.31 talks about the Kūrma Nāḍī of the rib cage, and we discuss how to use Jālandhara Bandha in our Prāṇāyāma practice to generate meditative stillness in our system. Sūtra 3.32 is a discussion on the Crown Cakra (Sahasrāra Cakra) and two blessings that saṁyama meditation can invoke. Live Class: Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PDT) Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/7uRgszA5fJ8 Vibhūti Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 54, or Vol. 4, Pg. 13. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 3rd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis. This third chapter, Vibhūti Pāda, directs our attention to certain aspects of ourselves. First on the list: Develop the art of listening without superimposing our own thoughts on to what is heard. Patañjali also takes us step-by-step through various places in the body. All this to assist our process of becoming more purposeful and more awakened in our lives. Chapter 3, Vibhūti Pāda provides us with a checklist for thoroughness in Rāja Yoga. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga for years on end. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
52:26
August 7, 2020
Ep. 2.30: Sanskrit - Chanting & Writing
Chanting & Sanskrit - Watch on Youtube: https://youtu.be/T57S-0Yv9dg Chanting some together in unison, some mantras chanted call & response. We recite the first 7 pages from Vol. 3 In this class - using the vocabulary of the Pancha Maya - we learn how to put letters together. From this video, you will be able to continue writing more words and this will help you to eventually be able to read in Sanskrit or Devanagari! To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website:  https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  @akuseeda | samjiva.com
1:11:32
August 6, 2020
Ep. 2.28: Chanting & Sanskrit: Writing & Grammar
Chanting & Sanskrit - Watch on Youtube: https://youtu.be/KF5OvUFLlBY Chanting some together in unison, some mantras chanted call & response. We recite the first 7 pages from Vol. 3 We look at the Sanskrit Devanagari Alphabet & get an introduction to grammar & why it is so helpful in developing your chanting practice. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments youtube.com/ashtangayoga @akuseeda | samjiva.com
1:11:04
July 27, 2020
Ep. 2.27: Yoga Sutras 3.29 & 30 - A Journey from Head to Heart - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Third Chapter, Vibhūti Pāda 3.29 & 30 - A Journey from Head to Heart: Samyama Meditations on the Navel & Throat Cakras. The navel cakra is the hub of our stability, health & vitality. What should we know & consider and how do we put this into practice? The throat chakra governs speech, communication, alertness & response and this energy center can be strengthened by practice, chanting & self analysis.

Enjoy the discussion & keep practicing. Live Class: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm (PDT) - May 13 – July 29 Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/cJ4Ls31R6R4 Vibhūti Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 54, or Vol. 4, Pg. 13. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 3rd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis. This third chapter, Vibhūti Pāda, directs our attention to certain aspects of ourselves. First on the list: Develop the art of listening without superimposing our own thoughts on to what is heard. Patañjali also takes us step-by-step through various places in the body. All this to assist our process of becoming more purposeful and more awakened in our lives. Chapter 3, Vibhūti Pāda provides us with a checklist for thoroughness in Rāja Yoga. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga for years on end. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
49:55
July 24, 2020
Ep. 2.26: Yoga Sutras 3.25 - 28 - Touching Upon Secret Knowledge - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Third Chapter, Vibhūti Pāda 3.25 - 28, Touching Upon Secret Knowledge - The Sun, the Moon & the Eyes Touching Upon Secret Knowledge - The Sun, the Moon & the Eyes: How do we gain knowledge of something that is too subtle to be known? This is the quest of the Yogi: Becoming more attuned to the underlying realities which seem to allude ordinary awareness. In this week's lesson, we look at how the sun, moon & our eyes have a direct - not so esoteric - relevance to our yoga practice & journey in life. Live Class: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm (PDT) - May 13 – July 29 Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/F4vkgIiXYEQ Vibhūti Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 54, or Vol. 4, Pg. 13. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 3rd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis. This third chapter, Vibhūti Pāda, directs our attention to certain aspects of ourselves. First on the list: Develop the art of listening without superimposing our own thoughts on to what is heard. Patañjali also takes us step-by-step through various places in the body. All this to assist our process of becoming more purposeful and more awakened in our lives. Chapter 3, Vibhūti Pāda provides us with a checklist for thoroughness in Rāja Yoga. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga for years on end. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
46:38
July 17, 2020
Ep. 2.25: Yoga Sutras 3.23 & 24 - Developing the Strength & Love of an Elephant - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Third Chapter, Vibhūti Pāda 3.23 & 3.24, Developing the Strength & Love of an Elephant The last two sūtras in this section ask us to cultivate divine qualities such as love & compassion. Patanjali also asks us to look to the animals to see what other important qualities that may help us in the pursuit to end suffering and begin to more fully actualize our divine inheritance. Tune in to hear about Śhiva’s bull named Nandi, Saraswatī’s divine swan that can separate milk from water. See what makes Gaṇeśha the lord of obstacles and learn the story of how the gods cooperated with the demons to generate the nectar of immortality. Live Class: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm (PDT) - May 13 – July 29 Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/yXJ4GYhl5Rk Vibhūti Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 54, or Vol. 4, Pg. 13. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 3rd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis. This third chapter, Vibhūti Pāda, directs our attention to certain aspects of ourselves. First on the list: Develop the art of listening without superimposing our own thoughts on to what is heard. Patañjali also takes us step-by-step through various places in the body. All this to assist our process of becoming more purposeful and more awakened in our lives. Chapter 3, Vibhūti Pāda provides us with a checklist for thoroughness in Rāja Yoga. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga for years on end. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
59:31
July 11, 2020
Ep. 2.24: Yoga Sutras 3.23 - Loving Kindness & Other Divine Meditations - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Third Chapter, Vibhūti Pāda 3.23, Loving Kindness & Other Divine Meditations This sūtra instructs us to cultivate equanimity, joy, compassion & loving kindness with appropriate contemplations, studies & saṁyama meditations. The world needs these aspects of yoga now more than ever. Please enjoy this discourse as we explore these valuable meditations. This review of sūtra 1.33 reinforces the necessity of embodying these divine qualities (Brahma Vihāras). One saturated with these qualities is not disturbed. Rather one grounded in joy & equanimity emanates a reassuring pleasantness to everyone & everything around them (YS 1.33, Citta Prasādana). Such a person experiences the brilliance of life itself as if touched by Spirit (YS 1.47, Adhyātma Prasāda). Live Class: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm (PDT) - May 13 – July 29 Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/lixF96GonQU Vibhūti Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 54, or Vol. 4, Pg. 13. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 3rd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis. This third chapter, Vibhūti Pāda, directs our attention to certain aspects of ourselves. First on the list: Develop the art of listening without superimposing our own thoughts on to what is heard. Patañjali also takes us step-by-step through various places in the body. All this to assist our process of becoming more purposeful and more awakened in our lives. Chapter 3, Vibhūti Pāda provides us with a checklist for thoroughness in Rāja Yoga. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga for years on end. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
44:51
July 2, 2020
Ep. 2.23: Yoga Sutras 3.22 - Tristhana & Foreseeing Our Karma - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Third Chapter, Vibhūti Pāda 3.22, Tristhāna & Foreseeing Our Karma Getting grounded in the present moment – by listening (to our breathing), by feeling our emotional mannerism in our eyes, by settling our bodily energies – provides the clarity to examine the karma involved with the various choices presented from moment to moment. Live Class: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm (PDT) - May 13 – July 29 Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/PNxpglqCsD8 Vibhūti Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 54, or Vol. 4, Pg. 13. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 3rd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis. This third chapter, Vibhūti Pāda, directs our attention to certain aspects of ourselves. First on the list: Develop the art of listening without superimposing our own thoughts on to what is heard. Patañjali also takes us step-by-step through various places in the body. All this to assist our process of becoming more purposeful and more awakened in our lives. Chapter 3, Vibhūti Pāda provides us with a checklist for thoroughness in Rāja Yoga. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga for years on end. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments 

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53:27
June 26, 2020
Ep. 2.22: Yoga Sutras 3.21 - 3.22 - Vibhuti Pada - Stillness the Basis of Conscious Movement & Overcoming the Kleshas - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Third Chapter, Vibhūti Pāda 3.21 - 3.22, Stillness the Basis of Conscious Movement & Overcoming the Kleshas If we can become completely invisible, then we overcome compulsions and form the basis for creating ourselves completely consciously. Live Class: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm (PDT) - May 13 – July 29 Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/EeemtG5kIt8 Vibhūti Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 54, or Vol. 4, Pg. 13. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 3rd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis. This third chapter, Vibhūti Pāda, directs our attention to certain aspects of ourselves. First on the list: Develop the art of listening without superimposing our own thoughts on to what is heard. Patañjali also takes us step-by-step through various places in the body. All this to assist our process of becoming more purposeful and more awakened in our lives. Chapter 3, Vibhūti Pāda provides us with a checklist for thoroughness in Rāja Yoga. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga for years on end. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments
45:05
June 20, 2020
Ep. 2.21: Yoga Sutras 3.16 - 3.20 - Vibhuti Pada - The Art of Listening - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Third Chapter, Vibhūti Pāda 3.16 - 3.20, The Art of Listening Live Class: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm (PDT) Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/_uOpxABaCks May 13 – July 29 Vibhūti Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 54, or Vol. 4, Pg. 13. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 3rd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis. This third chapter, Vibhūti Pāda, directs our attention to certain aspects of ourselves. First on the list: Develop the art of listening without superimposing our own thoughts on to what is heard. Patañjali also takes us step-by-step through various places in the body. All this to assist our process of becoming more purposeful and more awakened in our lives. Chapter 3, Vibhūti Pāda provides us with a checklist for thoroughness in Rāja Yoga. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga for years on end. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments
1:02:28
June 17, 2020
Ep. 2.20: Why We Bow to the Guru & What is Samsara Anyway? (30 min)
What is the meaning of the opening Ashtānga Yoga mantra - Vande Gurunam.  What does it mean to bow? Is it a form of worship or is there a  metaphorical meaning? What is this saṁsāra & this liberation  (kaivalya, nirvana, moksha) thing anyway?   View on Youtube: https://youtu.be/1qwnH0VftJI At closing, we recite all five of our Ashtanga Yoga Mangala Mantra verses.
29:31
June 15, 2020
Ep. 2.19: What is Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Samadhi, Sushumna Nadi & Enlightenment Anyway?
Haṭha Yoga, Rāja Yoga, Suṣumnā Nāḍī, Samādhi & Liberation   “When the prāṇa flows in the central channel (Suṣumnā Nāḍī), and the  mind has entered emptiness (Śūnya), then the yogī is free from all  karma.” – Haṭha Yoga Pradīpika Ch. 4 v. 12 Haṭha Yoga tries - through yogic practices - to bring the energy (Prana/Prāṇa) into the central channel known as the Suṣumnā Nāḍī. When this occurs in a big way, it creates the Samādhi, the yogic mystical experience of ones & liberation - well at least you are liberated while you are in Samādhi. Haṭha Yoga views this as the goal whereas Rāja Yoga or Patañjali’s Yoga  Sūtras (Yoga Sutras of Patanjali) views Samādhi as a tool to obtain a  permanent state of Samādhi called Dharma Megha Samādhi - the state of liberation, self-realization, Mokṣa (Moksha), Kaivalya, Nirvāṇa  (Nirvana). Samādhi is an important tool in the long process of purification required to liberate ourselves from the baggage of our past. #yoga #ashtangayoga #liberation #selfrealization #sushumnanadi #samadhi #hathayoga #rajayoga #patanjaliyga 
04:28
June 13, 2020
Ep. 2.14: Chanting Level I (Pt. 4/5 - Full Sanskrit Chanting) - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
View this Podcast on Youtube: https://youtu.be/73S10xyW58o During these 5 Sundays - from May 3 thru 31 - we will chant, call & response, all important mantras of Ashtānga Yoga: Opening & Closing Ashtanga Chants The 4 Pranayama Mantras The 5 Mangala Mantra Verses We cover these mantras word by words, verses by verse. The greater we understand these mantras, the more we empower our chanting with focus & greater soul force. Chanting Level I covers the curriculum found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 1. Books may be purchased here: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
57:27
June 11, 2020
Ep. 2.18: Yoga Sutras 3.13 - 3.15 - Vibhuti Pada - Elements of Transformation - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Third Chapter, Vibhūti Pāda 3.13 - 3.15, The Elements of Transformation Live Class: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm (PDT) Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/0C_EhTrGZtA May 13 – July 29 Vibhūti Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 54, or Vol. 4, Pg. 13. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 3rd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis. This third chapter, Vibhūti Pāda, directs our attention to certain aspects of ourselves. First on the list: Develop the art of listening without superimposing our own thoughts on to what is heard. Patañjali also takes us step-by-step through various places in the body. All this to assist our process of becoming more purposeful and more awakened in our lives. Chapter 3, Vibhūti Pāda provides us with a checklist for thoroughness in Rāja Yoga. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga for years on end. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments
59:50
June 11, 2020
Ep. 2.17: Chanting Level I (Pt. 5/5 - Chanting & Meaning) - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
View this Podcast on Youtube: https://youtu.be/HsUVENa-KEE During these 5 Sundays - from May 3 thru 31 - we will chant, call & response, all important mantras of Ashtānga Yoga: Opening & Closing Ashtanga Chants The 4 Pranayama Mantras The 5 Mangala Mantra Verses We cover these mantras word by words, verses by verse. The greater we understand these mantras, the more we empower our chanting with focus & greater soul force. Chanting Level I covers the curriculum found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 1. Books may be purchased here: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
52:14
June 5, 2020
Ep. 2.16: Yoga Sutras 3.12 Vibhuti Pada - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Third Chapter, Vibhūti Pāda Live Class: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm (PDT) Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/9NU9l7lyCS8 May 13 – July 29 Vibhūti Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 54, or Vol. 4, Pg. 13. Books available in PDF & Print here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying, 3rd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to our practice of self-analysis. This third chapter, Vibhūti Pāda, directs our attention to certain aspects of ourselves. First on the list: Develop the art of listening without superimposing our own thoughts on to what is heard. Patañjali also takes us step-by-step through various places in the body. All this to assist our process of becoming more purposeful and more awakened in our lives. Chapter 3, Vibhūti Pāda provides us with a checklist for thoroughness in Rāja Yoga.  These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga for years on end. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments
1:03:06
May 31, 2020
Ep. 2.15: Pranayama Intensive Day 3 - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
On May 25 - 29 2020, we had an online prāṇāyāma intensive. This was day 3.   After a short invocation, there is a talk about using mantras to regulate the breathing count or rhythm and then a description of bandhas as the unified use of the whole body - particularly, for Mula Bandha,  from the navel to the souls of the feet.   The last pranayama, we practice a special technique mentally reciting the mantra Om Namah Shivaya several times for both exhalation &  inhalation to make the breath long & subtle.   Comments are always appreciated.
41:37
May 30, 2020
Ep. 2.13: Yoga Sutras 3.09 - 3.12 Vibhuti Pada - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
View this Podcast on Youtube: https://youtu.be/x-VN3G6a82s Third Chapter, Vibhūti Pāda - Live Class: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm (PDT), May 13 – July 29 Yoga Sūtras Vibhūti Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 54, or Vol. 4, Pg. 13. Books available in PDF & Print  here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying the 3rd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to the self-analysis processes. This third chapter, Vibhūti Pāda, directs our attention to certain aspects of ourselves. First on the list: Develop the art of listening without superimposing our own thoughts on to what is heard. Patañjali also takes us step-by-step through various places in the body. All this to assist our process of becoming more purposeful, more awakened in our lives. Chapter 3, Vibhūti Pāda provides us with a checklist for thorough progress in Rāja Yoga. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga for years on end. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments
57:46
May 25, 2020
Ep. 2.12: Chanting Level I (Pt. 3/5 - Sanskrit Digital Resources) - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
View this Podcast on Youtube: https://youtu.be/91zQ5tfWLrQ During these 5 Sundays - from May 3 thru 31 - we will chant, call & response, all important mantras of Ashtānga Yoga: Opening & Closing Ashtanga Chants The 4 Pranayama Mantras The 5 Mangala Mantra Verses We cover these mantras word by words, verses by verse. The greater we understand these mantras, the more we empower our chanting with focus & greater soul force. Chanting Level I covers the curriculum found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 1. Books may be purchased here: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
1:13:14
May 23, 2020
Ep. 2.11: Yoga Sutras 3.01 - 3.08 Vibhuti Pada - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
View this Podcast on Youtube: https://youtu.be/lBz2OUskCRY Third Chapter, Vibhūti Pāda - Live Class: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm (PDT), May 13 – July 29 Yoga Sūtras Vibhūti Pāda, can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, Pg. 54, or Vol. 4, Pg. 13. Books available in PDF & Print  here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books Chanting & Studying the 3rd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Vibhūti Pāda: Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 lays the primary foundational stone of clarity & clam. Chapter 2 gives the secondary step of self-analysis and asks us to dive deeply into the study & practice of the first four limbs: Yama, Niyama, Āsana & Prāṇāyāma. Once well established in these limbs, Chapter 3 presents an organized approach to the self-analysis processes. This third chapter, Vibhūti Pāda, directs our attention to certain aspects of ourselves. First on the list: Develop the art of listening without superimposing our own thoughts on to what is heard. Patañjali also takes us step-by-step through various places in the body. All this to assist our process of becoming more purposeful, more awakened in our lives. Chapter 3, Vibhūti Pāda provides us with a checklist for thorough progress in Rāja Yoga. These classes always express the Sūtras in a practical manner relevant to the modern Yogī / Yoginī. And in this process, you will learn to recite each sūtra, the meaning of each word, and also how the sūtras are inter-related to one another. Study of the Yoga Sūtras is a complex and intricate process that never ceases to fascinate & inspire our relationship with life & yoga for years on end. To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments
1:00:58
May 18, 2020
Ep. 2.10: Chanting Level I (Pt. 2/5 - Sanskrit Pronunciation in Detail) - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
View this Podcast on Youtube: https://youtu.be/P2TISKtjkkM During these 5 Sundays - from May 3 thru 31 - we will chant, call & response, all important mantras of Ashtānga Yoga: Opening & Closing Ashtanga Chants The 4 Pranayama Mantras The 5 Mangala Mantra Verses We cover these mantras word by words, verses by verse. The greater we understand these mantras, the more we empower our chanting with focus & greater soul force. Chanting Level I covers the curriculum found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 1. Books may be purchased here: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
1:10:57
May 15, 2020
Ep. 2.09: Patanjali Yoga Sutras 2.49 - 2.55 - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
View this Podcast on Youtube: https://youtu.be/lBz2OUskCRY Chanting & Studying the 2nd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Sādhana Pāda: This is an extremely important chapter about actual practice. Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 gives us the first step, chapter 2 gives the remaining steps to be taken provided the first step is securely in place. Chapter 3, for advanced practitioners, gives organization to the processes detailed in chapter 2, and chapter 4, the final chapter, explains how to understand the whole process of yoga. Chapter 2, Sādhana Pāda provides us with the nuts & bolts for pursuing yoga. All Sūtras presented in a practical manner suitable for the modern Yogī & Yoginī.  The remaining classes cover Aṣṭāṅga Yoga (The Eight Limbs). We will complete the 2nd Chapter, Sādhana Pāda, April 29, Wed. Class meets, Mon & Wed, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PDT). Yoga Sūtras Sādhana Pāda chanting can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, beginning on Pg. 48 or also in Vol. 4. Books may be purchased here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments
1:05:54
May 11, 2020
Ep. 2.08: Patanjali Yoga Sutras 2.38 - 2.46 - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
View this Podcast on Youtube: https://youtu.be/qwngDFgJ3Fc Chanting & Studying the 2nd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Sādhana Pāda: This is an extremely important chapter about actual practice. Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 gives us the first step, chapter 2 gives the remaining steps to be taken provided the first step is securely in place. Chapter 3, for advanced practitioners, gives organization to the processes detailed in chapter 2, and chapter 4, the final chapter, explains how to understand the whole process of yoga. Chapter 2, Sādhana Pāda provides us with the nuts & bolts for pursuing yoga. All Sūtras presented in a practical manner suitable for the modern Yogī & Yoginī.  The remaining classes cover Aṣṭāṅga Yoga (The Eight Limbs). We will complete the 2nd Chapter, Sādhana Pāda, April 29, Wed. Class meets, Mon & Wed, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PDT). Yoga Sūtras Sādhana Pāda chanting can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, beginning on Pg. 48 or also in Vol. 4. Books may be purchased here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments
1:01:18
May 8, 2020
Ep. 2.07: Patanjali Yoga Sutras 2.46 - 2.49 - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
View this Podcast on Youtube: https://youtu.be/6lYXdLvsp_k Chanting & Studying the 2nd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Sādhana Pāda: This is an extremely important chapter about actual practice. Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 gives us the first step, chapter 2 gives the remaining steps to be taken provided the first step is securely in place. Chapter 3, for advanced practitioners, gives organization to the processes detailed in chapter 2, and chapter 4, the final chapter, explains how to understand the whole process of yoga. Chapter 2, Sādhana Pāda provides us with the nuts & bolts for pursuing yoga. All Sūtras presented in a practical manner suitable for the modern Yogī & Yoginī.  The remaining classes cover Aṣṭāṅga Yoga (The Eight Limbs). We will complete the 2nd Chapter, Sādhana Pāda, May 6, Wed. Class meets, Mon & Wed, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PDT). Yoga Sūtras Sādhana Pāda chanting can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, beginning on Pg. 48 or also in Vol. 4. Books may be purchased here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments
1:03:09
May 6, 2020
Ep. 2.06: Chanting Level I (Pt. 1/5 - Sanskrit Pronunciation in Detail) - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
View this Podcast on Youtube: https://youtu.be/0OV8Z-l492g During these 5 Sundays - from May 3 thru 31 - we will chant, call & response, all important mantras of Ashtānga Yoga: Opening & Closing Ashtanga Chants The 4 Pranayama Mantras The 5 Mangala Mantra Verses We cover these mantras word by words, verses by verse. The greater we understand these mantras, the more we empower our chanting with focus & greater soul force. Chanting Level I covers the curriculum found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 1. Books may be purchased here: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @akuseeda
1:09:25
May 4, 2020
Ep. 2.05: Patanjali Yoga Sutras 2.35 - 2.38 - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
View this Podcast on Youtube: https://youtu.be/B4U499pKfKU Chanting & Studying the 2nd Chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Sādhana Pāda: This is an extremely important chapter about actual practice. Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 gives us the first step, chapter 2 gives the remaining steps to be taken provided the first step is securely in place. Chapter 3, for advanced practitioners, gives organization to the processes detailed in chapter 2, and chapter 4, the final chapter, explains how to understand the whole process of yoga. Chapter 2, Sādhana Pāda provides us with the nuts & bolts for pursuing yoga. All Sūtras presented in a practical manner suitable for the modern Yogī & Yoginī.  The remaining classes cover Aṣṭāṅga Yoga (The Eight Limbs). We will complete the 2nd Chapter, Sādhana Pāda, April 29, Wed. Class meets, Mon & Wed, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PDT). Yoga Sūtras Sādhana Pāda chanting can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, beginning on Pg. 48 or also in Vol. 4. Books may be purchased here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments
1:11:46
April 28, 2020
Ep. 2.04: Patanjali Yoga Sutras 2.29 - 2.34 - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Chanting & studying the 2nd chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Sādhana Pāda. This is an extremely important chapter about actual practice. Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 gives us the first step, chapter 2 gives the remaining steps to be taken provided the first step is securely in place. Chapter 3, for advanced practitioners, gives organization to the processes detailed in chapter 2, and chapter 4, the final chapter, explains how to understand the whole process of yoga. Chapter 2, Sādhana Pāda provides us with the nuts & bolts for pursuing yoga. All Sūtras presented in a practical manner suitable for the modern Yogī & Yoginī.  The remaining classes cover Aṣṭāṅga Yoga (The Eight Limbs). We will complete the 2nd Chapter, Sādhana Pāda, April 29, Wed. Class meets, Mon & Wed, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PDT). Yoga Sūtras Sādhana Pāda chanting can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, beginning on Pg. 48 or also in Vol. 4. Books may be purchased here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments View this Podcast on Youtube: https://youtu.be/pQGPpLg6ieo
1:17:57
April 25, 2020
Ep. 2.03: Patanjali Yoga Sutras 2.25 - 2.28 - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Chanting & studying the 2nd chapter of the Yoga Sūtras, Sādhana Pāda. This is an extremely important chapter about actual practice. Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 gives us the first step, chapter 2 gives the remaining steps to be taken provided the first step is securely in place. Chapter 3, for advanced practitioners, gives organization to the processes detailed in chapter 2, and chapter 4, the final chapter, explains how to understand the whole process of yoga. Chapter 2, Sādhana Pāda provides us with the nuts & bolts for pursuing yoga. All Sūtras presented in a practical manner suitable for the modern Yogī & Yoginī. The remaining classes cover Aṣṭāṅga Yoga (The Eight Limbs). We will complete the 2nd Chapter, Sādhana Pāda, April 29, Wed. Class meets, Mon & Wed, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (PDT). Yoga Sūtras Sādhana Pāda chanting can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, beginning on Pg. 48 or also in Vol. 4. Books may be purchased here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments View this Podcast on Youtube: https://youtu.be/3jwGuXVh4gk
1:05:18
April 21, 2020
Ep. 2.02: Patanjali Yoga Sutras - All 4 Chapters Chanting - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Patañjali Yoga Sūtras - Saṁpūrṇa Pārayaṇa Chanting of all 4 Pādas: Blessings to everyone on this rainy day in quarantine. May compassion for all grow boundlessly in our hearts and the earth be healed from her burdens that all life may prosper & be happy: Swasti Prajabhyah - Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu - Om Peace, Peace, Peace. Yoga Sutras chanting can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting, Vol. 3, beginning on Pg. 41 or also in Vol. 4. Books may be purchased here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments https://youtu.be/i_W9W08im9Q
52:33
April 9, 2020
Ep. 2.01: Talk on Bandhas & Prāṇāyāma - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Mūla, Uḍiyāna & Jalaṁdhara Bandhas with Prāṇāyāma: What are bandhas? How do they work? How do we do them to smoothly untie the knots in our body allowing the blood & prāṇa to flow more completely into all parts of our body?  A talk before Saturday morning zoom Led Primary Series class (2020 April 04). Purchase my Sanskrit & Chanting books here: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/payments View as video on Youtube.com/ashtangayoga here: https://youtu.be/Kp2NMfVbM_4
05:59
April 5, 2020
Ep. 1.24: Yogic Experience vs. Enlightenment (Sūtras 1.46, 1.50 & 1.51) - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Enlightenment (Nirbīja Samādhi) vs. the Yogic Experience - This week we finish the first chapter of Patañjali's Yoga Sūtras (Samādhi Pāda) discussing sūtras 1.46, 1.50 & 1.51: Patañjali tells us that even though yoga brings about great states of clarity & produces feelings of being in touch with our divine nature, he says this is only a Sabīja experience of reality. Keep going, keep practicing, keep cultivating yourself there is another possibility beyond what can be known & done. There is a state that is pure creative intelligence. In the first chapter, he calls this Nirbīja Samādhi which references the removal of all those things which obstruct the free flow of the infinite creative intelligence. In the fourth chapter (Kaivalya Pāda) he refers to this enlightened state in terms of how it acts by calling it Dharma Megha Samādhi (pouring forth virtue) … Listen to the chanting & the discussion and gain insight into the potential that yoga wants us to manifest … ॐ Tat Sat If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in this podcast, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books, please enjoy and support this endeavor by sharing & reviewing it! The opening mantras are found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3, Page 1 & 2, or Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1, Pages 2 - 10. ॐ तत्सत्
51:04
March 5, 2020
Ep. 1.23: Subtlety: The Supreme Experience (Sūtras 1.45, 1.47 - 1.49) - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Samāpatti - How Subtle can Perception Become & What of It Anyway? This week we discuss Patañjali's Yoga Sūtras 1.45, 1.47 - 1.49: The more clear the mind & the longer we engage with an object, a study or a practice, the more and more subtlety we notice. So how subtle can our perception become anyway? Patañjali says all the way to the root of creation, to what is called in yoga the Aliṅga or Mūla Prakṛti dimension. Patañjali describes three results or benefits from such a deep and enriching experience … Discover more by listening to the discussion & the chanting … ॐ Tat Sat If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in this podcast, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books, please enjoy and support this endeavor by sharing & reviewing it! The opening mantras are found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3, Page 1 & 2, or Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1, Pages 2 - 10. ॐ तत्सत्
54:34
February 24, 2020
Ep. 1.22: The Shift from Projection to Reception (Sūtras 1.41 - 1.44) - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Samāpatti, Quieting the Mind - The Shift from Projection to Reception: This week we discuss Patañjali's Yoga Sūtras 1.41 - 1.44: How do we move across the spectrum from a mind that projects self-invented ideas & conclusions about people & reality (aka our psychological baggage) into a mind that perceives things as they exist in the moment  … Listen to the chanting & discussion … ॐ Tat Sat If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in this podcast, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books, please enjoy and support this endeavor by sharing & reviewing it! The opening mantras are found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3, Page 1 & 2, or Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1, Pages 2 - 10. ॐ तत्सत्
1:11:18
February 17, 2020
Ep. 1.21: Steering the Course & Quieting the Mind (Sūtras 1.40 - 1.41) - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Steering the Course & Quieting the Mind - This week we discuss Patañjali's Yoga Sūtras 1.40 & 1.41: When we can keep ourselves on track, we move through life's trials graciously. A quiet mind (Samāpatti) is key to this process (results from this process) and connects us better with reality … Check it out … ॐ Tat Sat If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in this podcast, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books, please enjoy and support this endeavor by sharing & reviewing it! The opening mantras are found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3, Page 1 & 2, or Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1, Pages 2 - 10. ॐ तत्सत्
59:48
February 16, 2020
Ep. 1.20: Remedies - Regaining Balance (Sūtras 1.34 - 1.39) - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Obstacles, Remedies & Immunity - Yoga Sūtras 1.30 ― 1.40: This week we discuss sūtras 1.34 ― 1.39, Remedies for Regaining Balance When Life has Gone Astray … Check it out … ॐ Tat Sat! Patañjali provides a list of various things we can do - i.e. various tasks we can apply the mind to - that will efficiently invoke balance back into our system. First & foremost, is to focus on bring the breath back into a smooth even rhythm (YS 1.34). Also mentioned is to focus acutely on something like exquisite music, or the subtle flavors in foods (YS 1.35). We could focus on the endless source of joy within through various yogic processes (YS 1.36). We could choose to get support from a dependable friend, Guru, mentor or God (YS 1.37). We could focus to remember & understand the significance of our dreams (YS 1.38).  Lastly, Patañjali open-mindedly states that actually anything the mind finds agreement with will can be used as a practice for restoring balance. If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in this podcast, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books, please enjoy and support this endeavor by sharing & reviewing it! The opening mantras are found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3, Page 1 & 2, or Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1, Pages 2 - 10. ॐ तत्सत्
1:06:06
February 2, 2020
Ep. 1.19: Obstacles - Immunity from Chaos & Breath as a Remedy (Sūtras 1.33 - 1.34)
Obstacles in the Yoga Sūtras 1.30 ― 1.40: This week we discuss sūtras 1.33 ― 1.34, Immunity from Chaos & Breath as a Remedy … Check it out … ॐ Tat Sat! Through the cultivation of maitrī (loving-kindness), karuṇā (compassion), mudita (joyousness) & upekṣa (even-mindedness) we become gracious. If we can become saturated enough with these qualities (The Four Immeasurables: brahma vihāras), so much so that no matter what pokes us in life, no matter how sharply we are poked by life, by others, we should bleed only these qualities: love (maitrī), compassion (karuṇā), joy (mudita), equanimity (upekṣa). This is the way to gain immunity, to cure ourselves of suffering. Our reaction to life, our self-generated suffering is itself the obstacle. Because, when our mind twists upon itself, we no longer see clearly nor can we experience happiness. When this happens, the first suggestion Patañjali teaches is to breathe with an extra focus on exhalation which grounds & calms the system. If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in this podcast, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books, please enjoy and support this endeavor by sharing & reviewing it! The opening mantras are found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3, Page 1 & 2, or Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1, Pages 2 - 10. ॐ तत्सत्
1:01:39
January 29, 2020
Ep. 1.18: Obstacles - Symptoms, Remedies & Immunity (Sūtras 1.31 - 1.33)
Obstacles in the Yoga Sūtras 1.30 ― 1.40: This week we discuss sūtras 1.31 ― 1.33, the list of symptoms, their remedies & ultimate immunity … Check it out … ॐ Tat Sat! Patañjali shows us the symptoms that give character to life’s obstacle - like being stressed, feeling dejected, having chronic or recurring physical ailments, and the loss of ease in our breath. Once these are noticed and we realize that we need to get back on track, we must then turn towards a single remedy for assistance. But, Patañjali continues taking us even further into the world of obstacles. Before he enumerates a host of various ways to regain our balance, he shows us how to become immune to all of this chaos in the first place - by the cultivation of maitrī (loving-kindness), karuṇā (compassion), mudita (joyousness) & upekṣa (even-mindedness) our mind & our experience of life becomes saturated with grace. If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in this podcast, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books or you can always just listen … either way, please do enjoy! The opening mantras are found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3, Page 1 & 2, or Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1, Pages 2 - 10. ॐ तत्सत्
56:34
January 20, 2020
Ep. 1.17: Obstacles - Understanding the Symptoms & How They Unfold within Us (Sūtras 1.30 - 1.31)
No one, and we mean no one, experiences a life free from obstacles & calamities, and what would be the benefit of that? How would we grow better, stronger, wiser? Patañjali enumerates the obstacles we face and shows us how they cause a sense of internal disconnection and the chain of events which arises consequently. What we need to watch for are the symptoms - so that we recognize when it is time to turn inwards - before the problem spirals out of control. Obstacles in the Yoga Sūtras 1.30 ― 1.40: This week we discuss sūtras 1.30 ― 1.31, the list of problems & their symptoms … Check it out … ॐ Tat Sat! If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in this podcast, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books or you can always just listen … either way, please do enjoy! The opening mantras are found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3, Page 1 & 2, or Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1, Pages 2 - 10. ॐ तत्सत्
1:03:29
January 13, 2020
Ep. 1.16: Connecting with Īśvara (Sūtras 1.27 - 1.29)
Patañjali discusses Īśvara (Life Intellengent Energy) from sūtras 1.23 ― 1.29. The first sūtra (1.23) juxtapositions the previous section about developing skills with the next section which is about managing obstacles. Sūtras 1.24 ― 1.26 describe the qualities & nature of Īśvara; while sūtras 1.27 ― 1.29 discuss connecting with Īśvara.  In this week’s Satsaṅga episode: We discuss the chanting of "AUṀ" as the way to bring the mind inward and connect with the qualities previously discussed about the energy known as Īśvara (sūtras 1.27 - 1.29). Check it out … ॐ Tat Sat! If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in this podcast, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books or you can always just listen … either way, please enjoy! The opening mantras are found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3, Page 1 & 2, or Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1, Pages 2 - 10. ॐ तत्सत्
47:58
December 18, 2019
Ep. 1.15: The Three Qualities of Īśvara (Sūtras 1.24 - 1.26)
Patañjali discusses Īśvara (Life Intellengent Energy) from sūtras 1.23 ― 1.29. The first sūtra (1.23) juxtapositions the previous section about developing skills with the next section which is about managing obstacles. Sūtras 1.24 ― 1.26 describe the qualities & nature of Īśvara; while sūtras 1.27 ― 1.29 discuss connecting with Īśvara.  In this week’s Satsaṅga episode: We discuss the qualitative nature of this Īśvara Energy (sūtras 1.24 - 1.26). Check out the discussion … ॐ Tat Sat If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in this podcast, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books or you can always just listen … either way, please enjoy! The opening mantras are found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3, Page 1 & 2, or Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1, Pages 2 - 10. ॐ तत्सत्
55:38
December 12, 2019
Ep. 1.14: The Role & Nature of God in Yoga (Sūtras 1.23 - 1.24)
This week’s Satsaṅga episode: Patañjali discusses God - what he calls Īśvara - from sūtra 1.23 ― 1.29. The first sūtra (1.23) juxtapositions the previous section about developing skills with the next section which is about managing obstacles. Sūtras 1.24 ― 1.26 describe the qualities & nature of Īśvara; while sūtras 1.27 ― 1.29 discuss connecting with Īśvara. In this episode, we discuss 1.23 & 1.24. Check out the discussion … ॐ Tat Sat If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in this podcast, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books or you can always just listen … either way, please enjoy! The opening mantras are found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3, Page 1 & 2, or Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1, Pages 2 - 10. ॐ तत्सत्
1:21:16
November 18, 2019
Ep. 1.13: In Pursuit of a Goal (Yoga Sūtras 1.20 - 1.22)
This week’s Satsaṅga episode: The strength or weakness of our conviction infects the resulting process as we head forth in pursuit of a goal. What are the levels we must gain in order to reach the goal? Check out the discussion on Yoga Sūtras 1.20 - 1.22 … ॐ Tat Sat If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in this podcast, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books or you can always just listen … either way, please enjoy! The opening mantras are found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3, Page 1 & 2, or Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1, Pages 2 - 10. ॐ तत्सत्
1:18:07
November 13, 2019
Ep. 1.12: On Mastering a Subject (Yoga Sūtras 1.17 - 1.19)
This week’s Satsaṅga episode: Whatever we practice for a long time, we become good at! But have you ever thought about the stages of development we go through as mastery of a subject is developing? Check out the discussion on Yoga Sūtras 1.17 - 1.19 … ॐ Tat Sat If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in this podcast, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books or you can always just listen … either way, please enjoy! The opening mantras are found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3, Page 1 & 2, or Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1, Pages 2 - 10. ॐ तत्सत्
52:34
November 8, 2019
Ep. 1.11: Vairāgya the Compliment to Practice (Yoga Sūtras 1.15 - 1.16)
This week’s Satsaṅga episode: Today we had an in-depth discussion about Vairāgya, the compliment to yoga practice (or abhyāsa). Check out the discussion on Yoga Sūtras 1.15 - 1.16 … ॐ Tat Sat If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in this podcast, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books or you can always just listen … either way, please enjoy! The opening mantras are found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3, Page 1 & 2, or Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1, Pages 2 - 10. ॐ तत्सत्
1:09:37
November 8, 2019
Ep. 1.10: Removing Our Obstacles (Yoga Sūtras 1.15 - 1.16)
This week’s Satsaṅga episode: In order to achieve our goals successfully, we need to identify things that diminish our effectiveness & efficiency. In Yoga Sūtra 1.15 & 1.16 Patañjali presents this process. This episode is an introduction to this discussion (called Vairāgya in yoga). But before we dive into philosophy, there is quite a bit of chanting at the beginning of this Satsaṅga. Please listen & chant along with us using Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3 ... ॐ Tat Sat If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in this podcast, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books or you can always just listen … either way, please enjoy! The opening mantras are found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3, Page 1 & 2, or Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1, Pages 2 - 10. ॐ तत्सत्
1:06:14
October 8, 2019
Ep. 1.09: Developing a Strong Yoga Practice (Yoga Sūtras 1.14) - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
This week’s Satsaṅga episode: How do we develop a strong practice? In Yoga Sūtra 1.14, Patañjali tells us precisely what to do. Tune in to learn the five factors Patañjali taught and that must be included to ensure our practice becomes strong and durable ... ॐ Tat Sat If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in this podcast, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books or you can always just listen … either way, please enjoy! The opening mantras are found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3, Page 1 & 2, or Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1, Pages 2 - 10. ॐ तत्सत्
54:52
October 5, 2019
Ep. 1.08: Overview of Samādhi Pāda (1st Chapter of Yoga Sūtras) - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
In this week’s Satsaṅga, we cruise through the first chapter of the Samādhi Pāda (1st Chapter of Yoga Sūtras) featuring a few key sūtras while looking at the general outline of what this chapter discusses. We touch on sūtra 1.12, the formula for pursuing yoga. We unpack sūtra 1.17 to understand the process of becoming skillful in any kind of work whether it be yoga, cooking, parenting or otherwise. We analyze sūtra 1.31, which teaches us how to recognize when our system is out of balance. And finally, in sūtra 1.40, we look at the results of mastering the first step (pāda) of yoga - maintaining balance in our system ... ॐ Tat Sat If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in this podcast, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books or you can always just listen … either way, please enjoy! To follow the chanting from our books, it is much easier to use Vol. 3 which is simply a pure collection of Mantras without any extras. However, you can also use Vol. 1, but you will have to turn the pages many many more times. With that said, the opening mantras are found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3, Page 1 & 2, or Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1, Pages 2 - 10. ॐ तत्सत्
1:12:27
September 23, 2019
Ep. 1.07: An Overview of the Yoga Sūtras Pt. 2 - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Greetings - Namaste - ॐ तत्सत् In today’s Satsaṅga episode, we honor the Indian holiday, Gaṇeśa Caturthi, which occurred last Monday, 2019 August 2. We chant the Gaṇapati Atharva Śīrṣa Upaniṣat (Vol. 3, Pg. 30) and recite a verse from the Gaṇeśa Stotra (Vol. 3, Pg. 13) and learn that the spirit of Gaṇeśa is really about how we manage our own state of balance. This is the same theme highlighted in the first chapter of the Yoga Sūtras! After chanting we quickly overview how the 4 chapters (Samādhi, Sādhana, Vibhūti & Kaivalya Pādas) of the Yoga Sūtras flow from one-to-the-next, and then dive into a quick overview translation of the first chapter (Samādhi Pāda). Understanding the over-all meaning of the Yoga Sūtras gives us the proper context for understanding each of the 195 sūtras. So last week’s (part 1) and this week’s (part 2) will hopefully prove to be interesting, valuable & useful for you. Let me know ... ॐ Tat Sat If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in these episodes, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books or you can always just listen … either way, please enjoy! To follow the chanting from our books, it is much easier to use Vol. 3 which is simply a pure collection of Mantras without any extras. However, you can also use Vol. 1, but you will have to turn the pages many many more times. With that said, the opening mantras are found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3, Page 1 & 2, or Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1, Pages 2 - 10. ॐ Tat Sat
57:39
September 10, 2019
Ep. 1.06: An Overview of the Yoga Sūtras Pt. 1 + Sūtras 1.12 & 1.13 - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Hello friends - today is a great day! If you really want to understand the Yoga Sūtras well, then an overview of the flow of development through each of the four chapters (Pādas) is invaluable. This provides the proper context for understanding each of the 195 sūtras. So this week’s (part 1) and next week’s (part 2) should prove to be both highly valuable and highly useful for you (I hope). Check it out ... Om Tat Sat If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in these episodes, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books or you can always just listen … either way, please enjoy! To follow the chanting from our books, it is much easier to use Vol. 3 which is simply a pure collection of Mantras without any extras. However, you can also use Vol. 1, but you will have to turn the pages many many more times. With that said, the opening mantras are found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3, Page 1 & 2, or Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1, Pages 2 - 10. Om Tat Sat
1:15:28
August 27, 2019
Ep. 1.05: More on the Vṛttis, Imagination, Sleep & Memory, Yoga Sūtras 1.09 - 1.11 - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
In this episode we continue our discussion of the five vṛttis as explained in Yoga Sūtras, 1.09 - 1.11: Vikalpa (imagination), Nidrā (sleep) & Smṛti (memory), the first two vṛttis discussed previously are Pramāṇa (right understanding) & Viparaya (wrong understanding). We look at the three ways that knowledge is gained: Pratyakṣa (perception), Anumāna (logical inference) & Āgama (reliable source). These can produce correct or incorrect understandings. Is the knowledge true or false and does it or does it not correlate to an existing object? If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in these episodes, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books or you can always just listen … either way, please enjoy! To follow the chanting from our books, it is much easier to use Vol. 3 which is simply a pure collection of Mantras without any extras. However, you can also use Vol. 1, but you will have to turn the pages many many more times. With that said, the opening mantras are found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3, Page 1 & 2, or Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1, Pages 2 - 10. Om Tat Sat
1:07:17
August 5, 2019
Ep. 1.04: The Vṛttis, Perception & False Thinking, Yoga Sūtras 1.05 - 1.08 - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
In this episode we continue with our discussion of the Yoga Sūtras, 1.05 - 1.08: What are the Vṛttis? Are they mere mental wanderings, or are they highly useful - but equally mischievous - mental faculties? An improved understanding of our mind helps us clear away false thinking to improve our efficiency & insight. If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in these episodes, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books or you can always just listen … either way, please enjoy! To follow the chanting from our books, it is much easier to use Vol. 3 which is simply a pure collection of Mantras without any extras. However, you can also use Vol. 1, but you will have to turn the pages many many more times. With that said, the opening mantras are found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3, Page 1 & 2, or Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1, Pages 2 - 10. Om Tat Sat
1:21:33
July 16, 2019
Ep. 1.03: Comments on Vande Gurūṇām & The Churning of the Ocean of Milk - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
In today's episode we cover three topics as well as our usual chanting.  1. We discuss the precision melodies of Vedic chanting. 2. We delve into the Ashtānga Yoga opening prayer in a surprisingly relevant way, and lastly, 3. I tell the yogic allegory entitled The Churning of the Ocean of Milk, and at the conclusion, reveal its relationship to the Ashtānga Yoga opening prayer. If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in these episodes, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com/books or you can always just listen … either way, please enjoy! To follow the chanting from our books, it is much easier to use Vol. 3 which is simply a pure collection of Mantras without any extras. However, you can also use Vol. 1, but you will have to turn the pages many many more times. With that said, the opening mantras are found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3, Page 1 & 2, or Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1, Pages 2 - 10. Om Tat Sat
1:12:32
June 30, 2019
Ep. 1.02: Sanskrit Pronunciation pt. 1 - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Satsaṅga - Episode 2: Sanskrit Pronunciation pt. 1 In this episode, we cover some subtle basics of pronunciation. You can find the material of this pronunciation lesson in two places: 1. in the beginning section of each book is a page titled, “Quick Guide to Sanskrit Pronunciation,” and 2. in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 1 on pg. 34 is the exercise practiced in this episode. The opening matras can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3 on pg. 1 - 2, or in Vol. 1 on pgs. 2 - 10. If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in these episodes, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com
57:05
June 24, 2019
Ep. 1.01: Yoga Sūtras 1.01 - 1.04 - David Andrew Miliotis - Ashtanga Yoga
Satsaṅga - The Role of Being Present in Yoga - Episode 1: Yoga Sūtras 1.01 - 1.04 We discuss how the theory of being present applies in situations where the force of our passions compel us into actions that will surely generate much suffering for ourselves and those around us (e.g. harsh speech & anger). The opening matras can be found in Sanskrit & Chanting Vol. 3 on pg. 1 - 2, or in Vol. 1 on pgs. 2 - 10. If you would like to follow along, with the chanting & lessons in these episodes, you can purchase our textbooks, Sanskrit & Chanting, through our website: ashtangayogaorangecounty.com
1:17:02
June 23, 2019