Unfolding the Gifts of the Body Through Asana


Why practice asana? How can asana practice deepen our spiritual awareness and enrich our lives? In this 4-part video series, Shari Friedrichsen explains how our body is a beautiful gift and how practicing asana relieves stress, improves emotional stability, and creates the possibility for enormous spiritual growth. Learn how to establish a personal practice—and how to maintain that practice each and every day, even when time and energy are short.

Shari explains how our negative views of ourselves and our bodies are acquired habits, and gives meaningful tips on how asana and pranayama can help us reverse these negative tendencies while creating healthy habits in the body, breath, and mind. Discover how your body can be a source of strength and suppleness—infused with wisdom, beauty, and joy.

4-Part Series

Why Practice Asana?

Hatha yoga helps us in every way: it increases our physical health, strength, suppleness, and vitality; it relieves stress and improves our emotional stability and well-being; it helps us access the unlimited potential of our...

Tips for Maintaining a Daily Practice

Learn how and why it’s important to commit to your practice everyday. Even if you’re short on time, you can maintain a daily practice—and love it. Shari Friedrichsen explains how learning to prioritize your own...

The Gift of a Body

How can we learn to see the body as a beautiful gift rather than as something flawed that needs fixing? Our negative views of ourselves and our bodies are acquired habits, says Shari Friedrichsen. She...