130 episodes

SATSAṄGA - a Chanting & Philosophy Class: Gathering together, we shed light on the vast practices & philosophies stemming from the yogic tradition of seeking to better understand ourselves & the world in which we live. We cover a wide range of topics including Yoga Sūtras, Bhagavad Gītā, Sanskrit chanting, writing & grammar, as well as many many other yoga-related topics. All are welcome!​

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Satsaṅga David Miliotis

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

SATSAṄGA - a Chanting & Philosophy Class: Gathering together, we shed light on the vast practices & philosophies stemming from the yogic tradition of seeking to better understand ourselves & the world in which we live. We cover a wide range of topics including Yoga Sūtras, Bhagavad Gītā, Sanskrit chanting, writing & grammar, as well as many many other yoga-related topics. All are welcome!​

Free Sanskrit Resources: https://www.samjiva.com/chanting
Purchase Our Workbooks: https://www.samjiva.com/books

SCHEDULE: https://www.samjiva.com/satsanga

    Ep. 4.40: Yoga Sutras on Breathing Part 4 (2.52)

    Ep. 4.40: Yoga Sutras on Breathing Part 4 (2.52)

    Yoga Sūtras 2.52

    Yoga Sūtras 2.52, tataḥ kṣīyate prakāśa-āvaraṇam ||

    Prāṇāyāma reduces that which covers our inner spiritual light ||

    Breathing bridges the unconscious to the conscious. How? Physiologically breathing belongs to both the autonomic (unconscious) functions as well as conscious motor actions. The more we master our breathing the less unconscious we become. Our psychological conditioning - unconsciously stored in the body - gradually gets washed clean by mastering our breathing processes.

    This discussion goes in-depth into the psychology of being present vs being not present - which simply comes down to whether we give our attention to the process of perception or to the memory-thoughts that arise moment to moment. How does this relate to reducing that which covers our spiritual light? Because it is our conditioning - which is just memories in action - that suppresses our innate wisdom. There's more to the process so check out the discussion ... ! We also detail the various lists that get presented to help us recognize our conditioning: e.g. the six spiritual enemies, the five kleshas, etc.

    Live Class meets every Tuesday from 10:45 - 12:00 pm (California Time)

    To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.samjiva.com/donations

    David Miliotis - Samjīva Nilayam & Ashtānga Yoga Orange County

    samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @samjivanilayam

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep. 4.39: Yoga Sutras on Breathing Part 3 (2.49 - 2.53)

    Ep. 4.39: Yoga Sutras on Breathing Part 3 (2.49 - 2.53)

    Yoga Sūtras 2.49 - 2.53

    Yoga Sūtras 2.52, tataḥ kṣīyate prakāśa-āvaraṇam ||

    Prāṇāyāma reduces that which covers our inner spiritual light ||

    Check out the discussion ... !

    Live Class meets every Tuesday from 10:45 - 12:00 pm (California Time)

    To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.samjiva.com/donations

    David Miliotis - Samjīva Nilayam & Ashtānga Yoga Orange County

    samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @samjivanilayam

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep. 4.38: Yoga Sutras on Breathing Part 2 (2.49 - 2.51)

    Ep. 4.38: Yoga Sutras on Breathing Part 2 (2.49 - 2.51)

    Yoga Sūtras 2.49 - 2.51



    Yoga Sūtras 2.51, bāhya-abhyantara-viṣaya-ākṣepī caturthaḥ  ||

    Beyond the objects of breathing – such as exhalation, inhalation and so forth – lies a fourth realm to prāṇāyāma (aka kevala kumbhaka).  ||



    Today we practiced a simple yet very effective pranayama for increasing our lung capacity. We discussed the ratios to be used for breathing exercises and the process of making the breath very long & very subtle – the secret process for developing the not so mysterious but widely unknown fourth pranayama (kevala kumbhaka). Check out the discussion ... !



    Live Class meets every Tuesday from 10:45 - 12:00 pm (California Time)

    To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.samjiva.com/donations

    David Miliotis - Samjīva Nilayam & Ashtānga Yoga Orange County

    samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @samjivanilayam

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep. 4.37: Yoga Sutras on Breathing Part 1 (2.49 - 2.50)

    Ep. 4.37: Yoga Sutras on Breathing Part 1 (2.49 - 2.50)

    Yoga Sūtras 2.49 - 2.50, Check out the discussion ... !

    Yoga Sūtras 2.50, bāhya-abhyantara-stambha-vṛttiḥ deśa-kāla-saṁkhyābhiḥ paridṛṣṭaḥ dīrgha-sūkṣmaḥ  ||

    Prāṇāyāma is practiced by regulating the ratios of time and the location of the breath during, exhalation, inhalation & retention. It requires diligent observation and advances as it becomes longer and more subtle.  ||



    There are many parts of the breathing process to learn & develop. Jalandhara Bandha helps us develop the stability of the structure throughout the breathing process and this prepares us for meditation or rather stabilizes our attention. The 胎息 tāi xī embryonic breathing pattern leads to stability: exhaling from the Mūla Bandha to the heart, then also inhaling the same, from Mūla Bandha to the heart - constantly drawing the energy in & up seeking back to our origin - deep inside the core of our core.



    Live Class meets every Tuesday from 10:45 - 12:00 pm (California Time)

    To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.samjiva.com/donations

    David Miliotis - Samjīva Nilayam & Ashtānga Yoga Orange County

    samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @samjivanilayam

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 4.36: Yoga Sutras on Asana (2.46 - 2.48)

    Ep. 4.36: Yoga Sutras on Asana (2.46 - 2.48)

    Yoga Sūtras 2.46 - 2.48, Check out the discussion ... !

    Yoga Sūtras 2.46, sthira-sukham āsanam ||

    Āsana is a stable and pleasant bodily position ||

    Pattabhi Jois taught this Sūtra to us in a very practice way. He said that sthira (stable) means maintaining a straight back while sukha (pleasant) means breathing freely.

    Live Class meets every Tuesday from 10:45 - 12:00 pm (California Time)

    To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.samjiva.com/donations

    David Miliotis - Samjīva Nilayam & Ashtānga Yoga Orange County

    samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @samjivanilayam

    • 59 min
    Ep. 4.35: Bhagavad Gita Ch. 4 v. 30 - 36 - Bowing, Questioning & Serving

    Ep. 4.35: Bhagavad Gita Ch. 4 v. 30 - 36 - Bowing, Questioning & Serving

    Bhagavad Gita Ch. 4 v. 30 - 36, Bowing, Questioning & Serving: Knowledge is not about facts. Knowledge transforms our behavior. When we suddenly realize what we are doing, and instantly change our course, that is the raft of Knowledge lifting us out of our erroneous ways. Check out the discussion ... !



    Bhagavad Gita 4.34,

    tad viddhi praṇipātena, paripraśnena sevayā | upadekṣyanti te jñānaṁ,  jñāninas tattva-darśinaḥ ||

    Seek that enlightenment by prostrating, by questions and by service; the wise, will instruct you, seekers of Truth,in that Knowledge ||



    You can watch this week’s class on Youtube or listen to it on our Podcast: https://www.samjiva.com/satsanga

    Live Class meets every Thursday from 5:30 - 6:45 pm (PDT)

    Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/GGZjGePo5C4



    To learn more about our offerings or to make a donation in support of our work, please visit our website: https://www.samjiva.com/donations

    David Andrew Miliotis - Samjīva Nilayam & Ashtānga Yoga Orange County

    samjiva.com  |  youtube.com/ashtangayoga  |  @samjivanilayam

    • 1 hr 11 min

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Having spent some years studying and practicing yoga with David, I’m so thrilled to have this podcast as a new format and way to learn. From Sanskrit and yoga sutras to postures and breathing, David’s unique and well-versed perspective on the 8 limbs of yoga is something everyone with a thirst for knowledge and understanding will benefit from.

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