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Welcome to the #PracticewithClara podcast where Clara and Stephanie unpack philosophy and all things related to yoga. This week’s theme was Earth, where we talked about the benefits of committing yourself to something, healing through your history, and the exist being as important as the entrance with the yoga poses.

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In this episode:

0:47  – A 30-Opportunities Yoga Challenge
Features and benefits of the 30-Opportunities Yoga Challenge with the #PracticeWithClara Team.
 
5:10 – Benefits of Committing Yourself to Something
Definition of Sadhana and the importance of creating a daily practice and committing yourself to something.
 
6:53 – Balancing Summer Fire with Earth
Balancing the fire and heat of summer with the Earth element.
 
7:33 – How to Enter and Exit Yoga Poses Safely
Clara deconstructs how to come out of Wheel Pose (Urdhva Dhanurasana), Shoulder Stand (Salamba Sarvangasana), and Headstand (Sirsasana) to protect the neck.
 
12:20 – The Exit Being as Important as the Entrance
Why we slow down and try to become more aware of how we move through the yoga postures as well as events in our day-to-day.
 
18:00 – Grounding to Endure Difficult Experiences
Clara talks about her process and ability to endure while she was in labor with Karmen.
 
22:55 – Healing Through Your History
The Importance of identifying your roots, our ancestors, and all those who sought the practice and asked the bigger questions before us.
 
29:14 – What We Choose to Preserve and Pass On
Clara talks about the qualities and gifts her parents instilled n her as a child, and what’s important to her to pass on to Karmen.
36:33 – Accepting the Shadow Side of Ourselves
Rob Brezsny’s, The Shadow School, delves into the darker side of ourselves to learn more about what it means to be human and accept who we are.