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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 discuss the root chakra, lower back pain and poses to avoid, mythology with the story of shiva and Parvati, and how to use ritual to center.
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Here’s more on what we discussed in this episode:
0:58 – Root Chakra Themes
Exploring Muladhara, the root chakra, and some of its themes, starting with a quote from Anodea Judith’s, Wheels of LIfe.
3:00 – Root Chakra in Your Yoga Practice
Building strength in the legs and staying low to the ground are examples of a root chakra themed yoga class.
4:17 – Balance in Yoga Class Themes
Why we counter the heat and fire of the summer with a root chakra themed yoga class.
5:17 – What a Root Chakra Class Might Include
The elements of a root chakra themed class that you may include in a class, with specific poses that connect to the earth element.
7:10 – Yoga for SI Instability
How to tell if you have SI instability, poses to avoid if you have sciatica and poses to relieve SI pain with hip opening and gluteal strengthening.
21:11 – Yoga and Space for Inquiry
How our body provides physical indicators through pain or tension, that points at a deeper emotional issue or conflict that we need to look at.
27:19 – The Mythology of Shiva and Parvati
The story of Shiva, the destroyer, and Parvati, Shiva’s consort, and the Goddess who represents the Earth.
39:10 – Rituals to Ground in Unfamiliar Places
Clara shares methods and pranayamas to ground and create calm if you’re traveling or in an unfamiliar place.