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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 second chakra, go into the themes prenatal and postnatal yoga, and tantric philosophy.
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Here’s more on what we discussed in this episode:
1:06 – Svadhisthana Themes
Quote by Anodea Judith, taken from Wheels of Life, as we expand on the themes of the sacral chakra, Svadhisthana.
4:07 – Going with the Flow
What comes up when we work with water, a central theme of Svadhisthana, and the movements to perform to embody the fluidity, flow, and change.
7:18 – What is Prana Flow Yoga?
The definition of Prana Flow yoga, how it’s performed, what it achieves, and a little bit about Clara’s teacher, Shiva Rea.
10:12 – Relationships and Boundary Setting
How to be in a relationship with others and set boundaries as we explore the edges of our comfort zone.
15:43 – Prenatal Yoga: Controversial Poses to Avoid
The poses to avoid in yoga if you’re pregnant, and why, including twists and backbends.
28:27 – Post-Natal Yoga for Strengthening
The areas of the body to strengthen and lengthen post-pregnancy, and how these postures assist those who sit in an office all day.
31:49 – Duty Versus Pleasure
Feeding our soul by doing what brings us pleasure while observing moderation, and identifying the split between body and mind.
39:51 – Celebrating the Body through Tantra
Tantric philosophy celebrates the body, the divine within, and embraces all things- there is no separation- and why this is expressed in Clara’s practice.
43:19 – What is Tantra?
Reading from Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith on what the word tantra means when broken down in Sanskrit.