David Swenson Ashtanga Short Forms (www.ashtanga.net | @davidswensonashtanga)
David is teaching his first-ever workshop on Ashtanga short forms over Zoom with Keen on Yoga on Saturday, January 21st. Details of the workshop are here: Ashtanga Short Forms Workshop with David Swenson
In this podcast David talks about
Ashtanga short forms | Pattabhi Jois short form | Western students driving for more | All or nothing mentality | Permission to shorten practice | 10-minute practice can be enough | What time is accessible? | Asana families | Intelligence behind sequences | Something is better than nothing | Being Doctors of our own body | What is happening today? | Feel good about yoga
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David began his journey of Yoga in 1969 when he and his brother Doug practiced in a small park at the end of their street in Houston, Texas. There were few sources for yoga at that time so they practiced from whatever books they could find.
In 1973 David discovered Ashtanga after he met David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff in Encinitas, CA. In 1975 David and Nancy brought K. Pattabhi Jois to the U.S. for the first time and Swenson was fortunate enough to be there. He then initiated studies directly with the master. He made his first trip to Mysore in 1977. David is one of only a handful of Westerners to have learned the full Ashtanga system including all of the asana sequences and pranayama as originally taught by K. Pattabhi Jois.
Today David is recognized as one of the world's foremost practitioners and instructors of Ashtanga Yoga. He tirelessly travels year round to teach and offer workshops. His courses are presented in a supportive and compassionate fashion making it accessible to all levels of practitioner to participate.