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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 interview yoga teacher and holistic nutritionist, Susanne Mueller, on how to rediscover the body’s wisdom.
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More about our guest, Susanne Mueller
Website: https://www.undrgrndyoga.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/undrgrnd.yoga/
Music featured in the podcast by Pete Wonder
https://open.spotify.com/artist/2VrPlfk05gv9KwCCM5She5

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In this episode:

Highlights from this episode:
1:10
Introducing Susanne Mueller of Undrgrnd Yoga
Meet our guest, Susanne Mueller; holistic nutritionist and yoga teacher, living in North Vancouver, BC, who uses food, movement, and psychology to reconnect to the body’s innate wisdom.
6:55
The Relationship Between Our Body and Emotions
Connecting how we feel to what we eat; how to identify why we’re eating what we choose to eat, be it emotional, physical, or mental, and how to shift our patterns and relationship to food.
11:34
Examining All the Ways We Feed Ourselves
When we tune-in to our bodies and how we feel, we can start seeing all the ways we can care for ourselves and our bodies. Food is just one way we nourish ourselves and usually becomes an emotional crutch to fill a void where we don’t feel properly cared for.
15:15
Food Psychology: Examining Diet and Disease
How the current perspective of how we relate to food doesn’t serve in creating a paradigm for wellness, and what Susanne offers clients who join her program.
18:53
Healing Through How We Feel
If we make decisions based on how we feel, the body will innately heal and come back to a harmonious state; sometimes the mind is what gets in the way. How to come back to how we feel, and ask, how do I want to feel in what I eat and how I treat my body?
22:50
The Koshas of Vedic Philosophy
Clara explains the five koshas that represent the five bodies or layers, of each individual which are the physical body, the energy body, the intellectual body, the intuitive body, and the bliss body.
27:50
Lessons From the Body: Are You Listening?
Clara and Susanne share their stories of when they’ve neglected the messages sent by their bodies, and what occurs when they don’t listen to how they feel.
31:40
Body Awareness and Wisdom: What We Hope to Teach
Clara and Susanne share what they hope to impart on their daughters in terms of body awareness and accepting the emotions as they arise.
36:02
Appearance Versus Sensation
A discussion around how mirrors and visuals provide a distraction and take us out of the experience; the divide in how we feel versus what we see.
40:35
Yummy Treatments for the Body
Clara and Susanne share some of the ways they’re treating their body, including abhyanga, dancing, and deep breath.