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May 11, 2020

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Welcome to the #PracticeWithClara Podcast, where Clara and Stephanie discuss philosophy, yoga, and all things related to the practice.
Today’s discussion focused on mantra, including the how, when and why to include in class; lineage and authenticity; and the shift in energy through vibration and sound.

In this episode:

Mantra for Saraswati
Chant for Saraswati, the muse of creation, and goddess of wisdom, knowledge, and speech.
Offering Mantra to Students
How to offer mantra to students with a few book recommendations to guide your process.
Mantra as an Anchor
Starting class with mantra to anchor your class and ground for students and yourself.
Unique Ways to Offer Mantra
How mantra can be taught through two styles, melody or metronome, to invite others to join.
Sanskrit in Yoga Classes
When and how to bring Sanskrit into yoga classes when teaching, especially when considering new students.
Lineage influence over Mantra
What lineages include mantra and how to include mantra in class intentionally.
Intention is Everything
The recipe is to create by placing pure intention into the sound to shift and transform through the quality and expression of the mantra.
Benefits of Mantra
The vibration we feel in mantra to express our collective energy and remind us of our shared experience.
How to Set Positive Affirmations
Selecting words in any language you prefer to create positive affirmations to focus the mind.