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Welcome to the #PracticeWithClara Podcast where Clara and Stephanie discuss philosophy, yoga, and all things related to the practice.

In this episode, we answered some of the questions that came up in the 30-Opportunities Challenge, including:

  • The difference between stability and mobility in yoga bodies.
  • A definition for self-care, and
  • If you’re new to yoga what to study first.
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In this episode:

Here’s more on what we talked about in this episode:
1:00 – Fire, Discipline, and Forgiveness in the 30-Day Challenge
Wrapping up our 30-Opportunities Yoga Challenge, final thoughts, and reflections from the past month.
7:37 – The Gift of Virtual Yoga
The abundance of feedback, questions, and reflections posted online helped us engage, answer, and contribute to the community.
8:57 – Let’s Get Technical
Breaking down specific yoga poses for safety including Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (pigeon pose) and Virasana (hero pose).
17:55 – Yoga for Stability vs. Mobility
Observing your body to assess if you’re doing yoga to create stability if you’re really flexible, or to create mobility if you’re really tight.
20:03 – Less is More in the Cooldown
In the Lunar portion of the class, the cooldown, do less poses to help people access deep relaxation and calm the nervous system.
21:25 – Counterposes in Your Sequence
Why we build to a peak pose in the solar part of the class in vinyasa yoga and complement the sequence with counterposes in the lunar part of the class.
24:42 – A Definition for Self-Care
What is self-care and how do we take care of ourselves on a day-to-day basis when we step off of our mat?
35:25 – Where to Begin if You’re New to Yoga
Where to begin if you’re new to the practice and a selection of books to read to learn the history.
41:45 – The Benefits of Chanting
The spiritual and scientific benefits of chanting with the study of water crystals by Dr. Masaru Emoto.