323: Finding Support in Yoga Philosophy with Sunita Patil 

Yoga philosophy is an important part of yoga. Yet, interpreting and applying those principles to our modern lives can be difficult. So how can we find support for our yoga practice in the sutras and yoga philosophy? Sunita Patil has some insights.

Sunita has over 30 years of experience in the personal practice of yoga. Over the past 20 years, she has taught thousands of students in Australia, USA, and India. Sunita has studied Yoga and Meditation, Sanskrit, Ayurveda, and the Vedas and Upanishads with teachers from around the world. Today, she offers mentoring sessions, group sessions, talks, workshops to bring the wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda into day-to-day life.

Sunita explains about how we can make yoga, yoga philosophy, and the teachings from the sutras simple and adaptable to our daily life, and what the true essence of yoga philosophy is.  Shannon and Sunita also discuss self-care for yoga teachers, how to maintain peace and calm in our hectic lives, and so much more.

Key Takeaways:

[2:32] Shannon introduces her guest for this episode – Sunita Patil.

[5:02] What does Sunita do and who does she do it for?

[7:36] How can yoga philosophy support yoga teachers?

“With the yoga philosophy, it’s basically coming back to stillness.” ~ Sunita Patil

[16:14] What are Sunita’s thoughts on the different translations or interpretations of yoga philosophy out there?

“My always intention is how can I make it simple to adapt to my life, this modern life?” ~ Sunita Patil

[20:10] Sunita talks a little bit about the first principle of yoga.

[24:58] What are some of Sunita’s takeaways from the character of Arjuna in the Gita?

[26:37] Shannon gives a shout out of thanks to sponsor, OfferingTree.

[28:26] What are some of Sunita’s ideas of how to incorporate yoga into our daily lives?

“This is the beauty of yoga like you can adapt it according to your need.” ~ Sunita Patil

[34:39] What are some things that Sunita does to bring calm and ease to her life?

[43:12] Sunita shares some inspiration from yoga philosophy for yoga teachers who might be feeling that life is a lot right now.

“As we grow in the practice, we will change the practice.” ~ Sunita Patil

[53:01] Get in touch with Sunita via her website and social media.

[54:19] Shannon shares her biggest takeaway from this conversation with Sunita.


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