Yoga and Breathing is an Energy Dance + Learn how to Breathe Ujjayi

Silent time allows practice to unfold in such a more meaningful way.
There's no fight with life. Nothing wrong with life. But that silence actually adds depth to life. 

Welcome to Soul Story episode with Devdas, 500hr RYT who is teaching meditation, pranayama, and Hatha Yoga at Akasha Yoga Academy, which was founded in 2011. Before joining the Akasha Yoga Academy team, he taught yoga for twelve years in several major cities of India. He helped set up and run several yoga and meditation centres, and has been sharing the joy of Seva and Kirtan all around the globe… in America, Italy, Portugal, India, Bali, Thailand, Mexico, and beyond!

Devdas shares his yoga journey, his life in India, gives advice how apply yoga in real life and teaches us how to breathe Ujjayi!


[01:49] What yoga means for you?

[04:05] How did you start your yoga journey?

[08:25] How did you leave California for India?

[11:33] Your experience in India?

[14:35] What was the most challenging in terms of living in India?

[18:35] Why did you decide to start teaching yoga and meditation?

[21:41] Do you feel that in order to go deeper into meditation we need to focus on Asana as well?

[23:30] Discussing a breathing technique Ujjayi

[26:50] Practicing Ujjayi

[36:02] What are you trying to communicate with your teachings?

[42:14] Why our project is called Soul Story?

[45:02] Is there any difference when you’re teaching people who are to become yoga teachers?

[47:19] How did you start leading Kirtan, Bhajans?

[52:12] Speaking of your own personal practice, how much time do you usually allocate for this and when do you practice?

[55:00] Do you still go to yoga studios?

[55:30] Do you see any difference between classes being taught long time ago and now?

[56:31] How do you keep up with yoga practice and meditation when you’re traveling?

[58:38] How to maintain your yoga when you live in the city?

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About Soul Story project:

'Alma' means 'Soul' in Spanish. At Alma Story we believe that everyone of use has a fragile soul inside, which we usually cover with all kinds of masks for whatever reason and Yoga helps to uncover our inner beauty.

At Alma Story we’re celebrating everyone’s uniqueness by building a community for yoga practitioners around the world from beginners to advanced of all nationalities, cultures, shapes, and sizes.

The project “Soul Story” is aimed to connect beautiful like-minded souls, who are all into yoga or just considering to explore yoga, share their unique life stories and create a beautiful place where everyone can feel supported and inspired.

If you have a story you would like to share, please send us an email at, we would love to share it with the world.

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