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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 • 204 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.

    Understanding the Law of Karma with Medha Narwani

    Understanding the Law of Karma with Medha Narwani

    In this episode, we explore Karma in depth.  Especially the laws of Karma with Medha Narwani.

    You'll get an in-depth understanding of Karma & how it relates to yoga through this conversation...

    Episode highlights...
    What is the Law of Karma?How is karma a part of yoga?Even if we know the laws of karma, what makes us take actions in a particular way? Why do we feel compelled to do what we do?What are negative and positive karma - paap and punya? The new age concept of ‘Law of attraction’ - how is it connected to karma?How do you turn karma into karma yoga?How is karma related to dharma?The concept of guru and how a guru helps with karmas.Medha Narwani comes from a family of deep-rooted Vedic values. Her initial career as an economist and life across Australia, US and UK offered her a truly global outlook, but her spiritual curiosity brought her back to India. While she trained under her guru in a guru-shishya tradition and pursued MSc in yoga, she felt compelled to write her debut novel ‘Mystic Road Warrior’. She strongly believes that traditional yoga is an experiential science- it fundamentally transforms a sincere practitioner.

    You can find all the resources mentioned in this episode in the show notes at https://letstalk.yoga/
    Connect with us on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/arundhati_baitmangalkar/

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Prana Decoded with Indu Arora

    Prana Decoded with Indu Arora

    Prana is something every yoga teacher knows. But many know it only as surface knowledge. In this episode, Arundhati interviews Indu Arora, a long-time yoga teacher, and author about Prana. They decode prana for today's yoga teacher & student. If you're keen to learn about prana clearly and from an authentic source. This is the conversation to tune into.

    Prana Decoded Episode Highlights...
    What is prana?When did prana first appear in the scriptures or in yoga?How does one connect with their prana?How does breath play into prana?The different types of prana and their significanceRecommended practices for healthy functioning of prana and apanaMisinterpretations about prana
     Indu Arora is a long-time yoga teacher, author, and mentor to yoga teachers. To read her full bio, head to https://letstalk.yoga/

    You can find all the resources mentioned in this episode in the show notes at https://letstalk.yoga/
    Connect with us on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/arundhati_baitmangalkar/
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    • 47 min
    Yoga Quiz - Do You Know The Answers?

    Yoga Quiz - Do You Know The Answers?

    A slightly different episode this week. I'm just days away from launching my Teaching Yoga To Beginners Course.

    So I've put together this little quiz for you to explore to gauge your effectiveness when it comes to teaching asana to beginners. 

    Teaching Yoga To Beginners Course: https://www.mindfulyogateachers.com/beginnersytt
    You can find all the resources mentioned in this episode in the show notes at https://letstalk.yoga/
    Connect with us on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/arundhati_baitmangalkar/
    Join our mailing list: https://www.aham.yoga/instagram-2021 for all episodes.

    • 20 min
    What Actually is Hatha Yoga with Prasad Rangnekar

    What Actually is Hatha Yoga with Prasad Rangnekar

    In the popular world of yoga, there's widespread misinformation about the tradition and the path of Hatha Yoga. Its rich history is often forgotten or laid aside and replaced with various misleading interpretations. While most yoga teachers are borrowing every day from hatha yoga. Hardly anyone knows its origins or in fact much about this path at all. 

    Prasad Rangnekar, who has been on the podcast many times before is from the Natha lineage. The founding lineage of Hatha Yoga. He shares his deep wisdom about the hatha yoga path. Here are some of our conversation highlights...
    What is the context of Hatha Yoga?Characteristics of MargasWhat the word Hatha meansThe history and evolution of Hatha YogaWhat to practice under Hatha YogaWhat is KriyaMisconceptions about Hatha MargaVinyasa in relation to Hatha YogaResources for Hatha MargaThere's truly so much more in this episode. If there's one conversation you ever listen to about hatha yoga it should be this one. 

    Info session for Teaching Yoga To Beginners Course: https://ahamyoga.kartra.com/page/BYTTjuneinfosess
    Teaching Yoga To Beginners Course: https://www.mindfulyogateachers.com/beginnersytt
    You can find all the resources mentioned in this episode in the show notes at https://letstalk.yoga/
    Connect with us on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/arundhati_baitmangalkar/
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    3 Must Know Sequencing Principles for Beginners

    3 Must Know Sequencing Principles for Beginners

    As a yoga asana teacher, it's crucial that you get skillful in teaching beginners yoga. Because that is where you can create maximum impact. Remember, when you see your student succeed, you feel successful as a yoga teacher.

    As my Teaching Yoga To Beginners course is about to begin this June. I'm sharing some snippets from the training. In today's episode, I share 3 must know sequencing principles for a beginners class.

    If you're keen on doing better as a yoga teacher. Hit play! If you like what you hear & want to know more - check out my upcoming course in June. Details below. 


    Teaching Yoga To Beginners Course: https://www.mindfulyogateachers.com/beginnersytt
    You can find all the resources mentioned in this episode in the show notes at https://letstalk.yoga/
    Connect with us on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/arundhati_baitmangalkar/
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    • 18 min
    5 Must-Know Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Anvita Dixit

    5 Must-Know Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Anvita Dixit

    There is so much high-quality yoga education online.  A random search on YouTube is how I met my incredible guest today. Anvita Dixit, a yoga teacher from India was raised in the Kaivalyadham Yoga Institue at a young age.

    Where she was surrounded by some of the best yoga Gurus, masters & philosophers. She has learned yoga deeply in its authentic form. Today, she teaches yoga in various capacities.

    But most noteworthy here is her YouTube channel called, Yogic Gurukul where she has many in-depth videos about the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. These are a perfect starting point for any yoga teacher looking to get started with this text.

    In this episode, we chat about the top 5 sutras that a beginner to this text should know and more...

    Episode Highlights...
    Who is Maharishi Patanjali?How to address Patanjali? What are the yoga sutras?What is meant by a sutraThe layout of this text How to best learn this text The top 5 sutras for a beginner Anvita's story behind creating her YouTube channel 
    Teaching Yoga To Beginners Course: https://www.mindfulyogateachers.com/beginnersytt


    You can find all the resources mentioned in this episode in the show notes at https://letstalk.yoga/


    Connect with us on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/arundhati_baitmangalkar
    Join our mailing list: https://www.aham.yoga/instagram-2021 for all episodes.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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204 Ratings

204 Ratings

Jenny & Carey ,

Amazing, informative, AWESOME podcast about Yoga!

I LOVE this podcast!!! I’ve been passionate about yoga for many years - but my understanding of yoga has been so limited until now! I’ve been listening to Arundhati and her amazing guests pretty much non-stop since I discovered her podcast about a week ago :) and have learned so much!!! As a hopeful yoga-teacher-to-be, the Let’s Talk Yoga podcast has become a major source of really valuable wisdom about finding a teacher training, what IS yoga (oh wow! It’s so much more than I ever knew!), the beauty of yoga philosophy and so, so much more. As a white Westerner, this podcast is what I’ve really been searching for and is teaching me so much about yoga’s cultural roots in India, appreciation vs appropriation, and how I can become a respectful, responsible student of the beautiful, transformational practice of Yoga. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!

autmist ,

A must for every yoga teacher!

I found this podcast a couple months ago and have been working my way back through all the old episodes (while also paying attention to the new ones). Arundhati and her guests have directed me to so many great resources to help me dig deeper into yoga history, philosophy, and traditions. This has been an incredible podcast to help my personal practice and my teaching.

Thank you so much, Arundhati!

LittleVettie ,

This is what I’ve been looking for!

My yoga journey started out much like any other middle aged white woman. But I have always had a desire to be a true to any tradition I partake in as possible. I quickly saw how yoga was much more than my American experience had lead me to believe. Arundhati is covering yoga and Indian culture in a beautiful, thorough, and accessible way for anyone to understand.

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