Bringing Mindfulness to Your Health and Fitness Journey with Pragya Bhatt – Episode 39

Pragya Bhatt talks about the deeper meaning of yoga, developing a healthy relationship with food and being mindful in your fitness practices.

The Feel Good Factor Podcast with Susmitha Veganosaurus, Episode 39. Bringing Mindfulness into Your Health and Fitness Journey with Pragya Bhatt. Indian woman in dark yoga clothes, doing a seated yoga pose and looking off to the side. Dark background.

In the quest to weight loss, Pragya Bhatt discovered the power of mindfulness in her health and fitness practices. She embraced self-love, dove deep into Yogasana and found her calling as a Yoga instructor and writer.

In today’s episode, Pragya and I discussed:

  • The many aspects of Yoga beyond just the Asana practice
  • Understanding the symbolism and deeper meaning behind each pose
  • Developing a healthy, loving relationship with food
  • Being mindful about the energy of the foods we eat on a subtle level
  • Getting over the emotional toll of fat shaming
  • And so much more

Listen to more Self-Care and Wellness episodes on The Feel Good Factor.

More about Pragya

A lifelong battle with weight and an increasingly unhealthy corporate lifestyle are what propelled yoga teacher and writer Pragya Bhatt towards the practice of yoga.  After about a decade of teaching, Pragya Bhatt is now an international yoga teacher and author of the best selling book ‘Beyond Asanas: The Myths and Legends Behind Yogic Postures’.  The book was published in 2019 by Penguin Random House and was awarded the best book in the Health and Wellness category at the Gurgaon Lit Fest in the same year.

With a degree in computer engineering, Pragya has over 8.5 year of experience in the corporate world.  While she values the lessons she learned there, she’s glad to be donning the Yogiprenuer hat.

She conducts a yoga retreat annually in Italy and is also a council member of the Karnataka State Yoga Council.  Pragya is currently pursuing her Master’s in Yoga Therapy from the Swamy Vivekananda University and working on her next book.  Read her blog and follow her on social media for an interesting and quirky take on everything yoga related.

Connect with Pragya on:
Instagram: @yogawithpragya
Amazon link for her book Beyond Asanas

“The depth with which I’m connected to myself, to people around me… believe it or not, with every single yoga practice you do work on these. There’s a palpable difference. “

Pragya Bhatt – The Feel Good Factor Podcast with Susmitha Veganosaurus

Transcript (edited for better reading experience)

Work in progress.

Transcribed by Otter.