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Arundhati is an immigrant Indian yoga teacher, living in the US. She's grown a 6 figure yoga business singlehandedly. Self-taught, hardworking, and passionate, she's changing the yoga conversation to include more Indian yoga teachers. This podcast covers topics like cultural appropriation of yoga, yoga teacher training, practicing yoga in business, and much more...Whether you're a student or a teacher, you'll find valuable insight, strategies, free downloads, and raw conversations. Tune in every Tuesday for a new episode! More good stuff on our website - letstalk.yoga.

Let's Talk Yoga Arundhati Baitmangalkar

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

Arundhati is an immigrant Indian yoga teacher, living in the US. She's grown a 6 figure yoga business singlehandedly. Self-taught, hardworking, and passionate, she's changing the yoga conversation to include more Indian yoga teachers. This podcast covers topics like cultural appropriation of yoga, yoga teacher training, practicing yoga in business, and much more...Whether you're a student or a teacher, you'll find valuable insight, strategies, free downloads, and raw conversations. Tune in every Tuesday for a new episode! More good stuff on our website - letstalk.yoga.

    What Are the Essentials of Spirituality with Ram Jain

    What Are the Essentials of Spirituality with Ram Jain

    Spirituality is a term that is frequently used in our yoga communities. However, what does spirituality actually signify when it comes to yoga? To discover the answer to this question, I am thrilled to introduce a new guest, Ram Jain, who will be discussing the fundamental principles of spirituality.


    Episode Highlights:
    What spirituality means in the context of yogaHow does one begin their spiritual journey in yogaThe difference in spiritual perception between yogis and modern-day practitionersCan yoga bring one happiness?Should someone practice yoga to find more joy?The six pillars of happinessRecognizing and addressing the imbalances in the six pillars of happinessThe difference between religion and spirituality from the lens of yogaIs yoga a religious practice?Things to keep in mind in walking the path of spiritualityHow does one teach themselves to reflect?Other essentials of spirituality?Temporary guide for someone who hasn't yet found a guide or teacherRecommended scriptures to studyIntroducing the concept of deeper yoga and reflection to studentsHow can a yoga or an asana teacher improve their confidence when it comes to sharing yoga?Defining what spirituality is going to be individuallyNavigating the individual spiritual journey inside relationshipsJoin our mailing list
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    • 37 min
    Understanding the Role of a Guru in Yoga with Dr. Manasa Rao

    Understanding the Role of a Guru in Yoga with Dr. Manasa Rao

    It's fascinating to explore the topic of gurus in yoga and the meaning behind the word. In this episode, we delve into the characteristics of a guru, when you might need one, whether it's possible to practice yoga without a teacher, and so much more. Our guest today is Dr. Manasa Rao, who has been on the show before.

    Episode Highlights:
    What is the role of a guru in yoga?What traits or characteristics to look for in a guru?The different levels of teachers and the different types of studentsThe difference between a regular teacher and a guruIs guru a titleDo gurus impact more deeply than teachers?The caliber of the studentThe responsibilities of a guru and a studentDiscerning a fake guru from a competent teacherWhen is a student ready for a guru?Insights for seeking a guruJoin our mailing list
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    • 57 min
    Yoga-ing During Perimenopause - What Asana, Pranayama, and Philosophy to Adopt

    Yoga-ing During Perimenopause - What Asana, Pranayama, and Philosophy to Adopt

    In this episode, I’m doing a deep dive into what type of asana will help during perimenopause. I'll share some tips on how to approach your practice, which pranayamas are useful, which restoration techniques will leave you feeling rejuvenated, what will really add value to your practice, and what yoga principles in living yoga are we going to really pull from.

    Episode Highlights:
    The difference between perimenopause and menopauseAsana practice in younger yearsThe practice of asana during the four weeks of menstrual cycleWe have to let our asanas evolve as we ageThree things that yoga teachers would want to do:Poses to stretch and lengthen the lower abdomen, upper thigh regionPoses for gentle pressure on the abdomenPoses to soothe the mindThe three rules of perimenopausal practiceThree main things to keep in mind when it comes to pranayama practices.Three cooling PranayamasBalancing PranayamaBhramariResting is priorityFixing your body will not fix all your problemsManomaya KoshJoin our mailing list
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    • 28 min
    Women Yogis of India with Prasad Rangnekar

    Women Yogis of India with Prasad Rangnekar

    The topic of women yogis in India is often overlooked and not widely discussed due to its complexity and nuances. It involves many layers of cultural factors. Popular yoga often includes discussions about yogis, but there is a mysterious aspect to it. To shed some light on this topic, I decided to invite Prasad Rangnekar back, one of our favorite guests, to discuss the history of women practitioners, specifically yogis and yoginis in India.

    Episode Highlights:
    Was yoga a man's practice?The distinction between saying women yogis and yoginisDefining yoga in contextThe role of women in society and their impactThe link between the feminine divinity and the goddesses in India and women yogisThe Vedic periodThe privacy of women in their practice of sadhanaWomen yogis at the end of BC Period to the Common EraWhat are yoginis?Things to consider as a modern-day practitioner about the topic of yoginisJoin our mailing list
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    Mudras Masterclass– Everything You Need to Know with Indu Arora

    Mudras Masterclass– Everything You Need to Know with Indu Arora

    I know that some of you have been requesting an episode about mudras. When it comes to mudras, I couldn't think of a better person to have this conversation with than our favorite guest, Indu Arora. We delve into the concept of namaste as a mudra and explore mudras that extend beyond the hands. Indu defines what mudras are, their origin, and how to practice them. Additionally, she provides advice for those who are new to the idea of mudras and how they can explore it further.
    Episode Highlights:
    Mudras and their relevance to today's yogaThe origins of mudraRelationship between mudras and the Sukshma Sharira and pranaBeginner's guide to mudrasThe context between Namaste and Anjali MudraThe significance of elements between mudra and namasteHasta mudra: the use of the right hand versus the left handIs Drishti a mudra?The mind mudrasAdvice for beginners in mudrasJoin our mailing list
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    • 55 min
    Advancing Pranayama with Prashant J

    Advancing Pranayama with Prashant J

    Today, I have the pleasure of hosting Prashant J, a yoga teacher from India, on my show. He is the proud owner of a yoga school in Rishikesh and is known for his expertise as an international yoga teacher and content creator. Our discussion today will focus on pranayama, where we dive deep into topics like prana, Kundalini Shakti, and Kumbhakas.

    Episode Highlights:
    The link between yoga and pranayamaThe definition of prana and pranayamaCan pranayama alone help one move towards higher states of consciousness and enlightenment or get into much deeper practices?The relationship between the Kundalini Shakti and the practice of pranayamaWhat should be the goal for a modern-day practitioner of pranayama?Is pranayama and meditation the same thing?How much pranayama does the average person need?Pranayama history overviewThe significance of the Kumbhaka stage of Nadi ShodhanaAntar vs Bahir KumbhakaIs Bahir Kumbhaka the same as Kevala Kumbhaka?Kumbhaka practice for men vs womenShould women do Kumbhaka during menstruation?Join our mailing list
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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36 Ratings

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A beautiful podcast for all things yoga

I love the integrity this podcast has 💜 its powerful to have insights from this perspective which offers a step away from mainstream western yoga. It’s so needed- thank you 🙏

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