Ashtanga’s Fourth Limb with David Garrigues.

Via Peg Mulqueen
on Apr 18, 2013
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How does one get an asana junkie like me to become interested in developing a pranayama practice—or even better, maintain one?

I admit, I’d always been intrigued. But in Ashtanga, it can seem like an invitation-only party where only the cool, upperclassmen were let in.

Well, I’m proud to report—I think I might just be one of the cool kids now.

Over the past six months, I’ve spent a some time studying with certified teacher, David Garrigues—my most recent jaunt was last week for a five-day intensive training. His enthusiasm and zest for all things Ashtanga makes everything about this practice come to life—especially the breath, which according to him, is the most important aspect.

So I asked David to sit down with me one afternoon to discuss Ashtanga’s fourth limb and to introduce his newest DVD/Book set: A guide to pranayama, Ashtanga Yoga’s Fourth Limb. Despite having just taught for nearly eight hours and no break—he just can’t resist sharing what he loves in typical DG animated fashion.

So consider this your invitation to the party. Enjoy—and, you’re welcome.

No really, you are welcome. Because according to David, everyone is …


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About Peg Mulqueen

With a gentle warmth and contagious sense of humor, Peggy shares her passion of life and love with all those she meets. She was a counselor for many years before stumbling upon one of the oldest forms of healing therapies: yoga. Since then, she has been helping others lead lives of change and renewal, exploration and—all from a yoga mat. When not on her mat, Peggy (her husband and two children close at hand) can be found on a surf board in Maui—learning to fall off gracefully and get back up, or suspended 500 feet in the air on a zip line over a Costa Rican jungle—conquering her fear of heights, or searching for the perfect cast, fly fishing in the wilder places of Montana. You can follow her adventures in yoga on her blog here.


One Response to “Ashtanga’s Fourth Limb with David Garrigues.”

  1. Jean Marie says: