If you’re like most yogis, there’s a good chance the physical practice of yoga was what first got you hooked. Yet once you’re ready to dive deeper into this ancient tradition and explore its ultimate goal—self-realization—it can be tough to know where to begin. One great place to start: Gaia’s new 13-episode docuseries, Yogic Paths.
Shot in India, each episode takes viewers to various ashrams and introduces some of the great yoga masters and scholars, including Geeta and Prashant Iyengar (B.K.S. Iyengar’s children), Anand Mehrotra (the founder of Sattva Yoga), and many more. “By interviewing these masters, we’ve captured thousands of years of ancient tradition on film,” says Ashleigh Sergeant, head of yoga content for Gaia. “This unprecedented access to teachers with connections to various yoga lineages helps you see how yoga took on different forms, and that it’s so much more than a technique to exercise the body and mind—that it’s a path to consciousness passed down for thousands of years.” To watch this binge-worthy series, go to gaia.com.