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May 1, 2020

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Welcome to the #PracticeWithClara Podcast, where Clara and Stephanie discuss philosophy, yoga, and all things related to the practice.
Today’s discussion focused on Vishudha- the throat chakra- and its relationship to expressing vulnerability, vinyasa yoga, and the value of yoga events, workshops, and advanced training for students.

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1:37 – Meditation for the throat chakra
Meditation and breath to stimulate, Vishuddha, the throat chakra, with Brahmeri Breath.
5:03 – Vulnerability and the throat chakra
How to connect to your voice and express your inner vulnerability.
6:49 – Pranayama for spring allergies
Khapalabhati breathing to ignite the inner fires and clear any stagnation or spring allergies.
9:54 – Why Vinyasa Yoga?
How Clara came to Vinyasa Yoga, where she studied and who she practiced with, as she established her seat as a teacher.
14:15 – Cultivating a home practice
How to cultivate a home practice of yoga that may lead you off your mat.
15:50 – Empowering students to take the practice home
Why the goal of yoga teachers is to work themselves out of a job.
18:59 – Benefits of a YTT if you don’t have a desire to teach
The benefits of taking yoga teacher training for yogis who may not wish to teach and the opportunities that may present themselves as a result.
24:07 – Yoga off of the mat
What our practice looks like currently with social distancing, on and off the yoga mat.