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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 sit with Shiv Derek Oss for a discussion of the fifth chakra, Vishuddha. We go into some of the themes and the imbalances/blockages, including how to discover your song and your story, and the sacred power of mythology.

 

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In this episode:

Here’s more on what we talk about in this episode:

0:53 – Introducing Vishuddha Chakra
Reading from Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith, to introduce the main themes of the 5th chakra.

2:10 – Cycles of Aum in Hindu Philosophy
The 4 parts contained in the Aum and how this relates to our evolution and the cycles of life and the transformation we experience.

5:56 – The Myths that Make Us Who We Are
An exploration of the stories that make us who we are: Stephanie asks Clara and Shiv what they’re currently reading to explore how the stories we read create our realities.

13:25 – Making The Beast Beautiful
Examining anxiety in how we move through it and work with it through the lens of the novel by Sarah Wilson, First, We Make the Beast Beautiful.

19:01 – The Power of Mythology
Storytelling gives us the idea that we are never alone as we read about the events of others that may have gone through what we’ve experienced.

20:00 – Centering Through Sound
How we connect to our sound and why its relevant; tracing our oral tradition and its roots, back to bird song.

23:46 – Sounds We Might Connect To
Some of the unique sounds that make up our landscape and the powerful effect that resides in the mind and body as a result. What are you favorite sounds?

27:40 – The Magic Carpet of Storytelling
How we prefer to be in story, through film, literature, or other forms of media.

36:11 – The Vitality of Self-Expression
Exploring the theme of self-expression with the 5th chakra in feeling complete, blocked, or imbalanced in how we express ourselves.

42:30 – How Do You Express Your Truth?
Leaving our listeners with a question of how you express your truth, authenticity, and your sound? What are the sounds that make your heart sing?