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Posts by Shari Friedrichsen

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Classes / Yoga
Practice for Anxiety
It’s common to feel anxious in today’s world. To address this condition in ourselves, we can do gentle stretches that attend to the very places in our body where the stress is held. With kindness and specificity, we change the way we breathe to reduce anxiety that gets locked in our breathing patterns. Join Shari Friedrichsen as she guides you through a brief body and breath practice focused on reducing anxiety in the mind and returning to a more balanced state of equanimity. Format: Video with audio download Length: 15 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Yoga
Finding Space in the Body
Yoga gives us a unique gift, the ability to reconnect with ourselves at every level. The doorway to a more subtle realm of self-awareness opens when we start to become aware of our inner space and how we inhabit that space. In this comprehensive class, Shari Friedrichsen teaches the process of finding space in the body. Format: Video with audio download Length: 62 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Pranayama
Simple Alternate Nostril Breathing
Alternate nostril breathing is one of the quintessential hatha yoga techniques, designed to balance the nervous system and energy channels. In this simple guided practice, Shari Friedrichsen uses Nadi Shodhana as a way to bring balance to the mind, following the thread of prana upon which the breath rests. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 3 min
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Yoga
Awakening the Body’s Four Inherent Gifts
As we move deeper into the practice of asana, it can be helpful to draw upon the scriptures and learn about the subtle aspects of yoga sadhana. In this insightful yoga class, Shari Friedrichsen discusses the four inherent gifts that come from the practice of asana—beauty, tastefulness, vitality, and inner healing. Format: Video with audio download Length: 24 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Yoga
Mind Practice: Befriend Your Brain
Yoga is a wonderful tool for bringing strength and flexibility to the body, but it’s also a healing balm for the brain and mind. In this short yoga sequence, Shari Friedrichsen shares a routine to nourish the mind and befriend your brain. Learn how our physical well-being is intrinsically connected to our mental state, and enjoy the myriad of benefits yoga has to offer at the level of body, breath, and mind. Format: Video with audio download Length: 18 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Articles / Yoga Practice
Asana and Prana Shakti: Awakening the Body’s Four Inherent Gifts
How can we help students reclaim the inherent wealth of the body? Shari Friedrichsen shares insights from the Yoga Sutra on using asana to increase prana shakti, awakening the body’s four inherent gifts: beauty, tastefulness, vitality, and inner healing power.
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Yoga
Gratitude, Grace, and Grit (All Levels) | November 2021
It takes courage and determination to remember that Grace always guides and protects us, no matter what. Keeping our connection to this inner and abiding support, we develop and sustain gratitude for our lives, our families, our friends, and our world, even, and especially important, in unusual and difficult situations. Back by popular demand, Shari teaches this special 90-minute class which includes asana, pranayama, relaxation, and meditation to reclaim and strengthen your relationship with this ever-flowing presence of sacred energy.
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Talks / For Teachers
Freedom From the Pull of Opposites
In this third installment of talks for teachers, Shari Friedrichsen expounds upon verse 2:46 of the Yoga Sutra and shares Patanjali’s philosophy on the concept of dvandva—the pairs of opposites. Learn how the steadiness and ease we create on the mat can be brought into our daily life so that we remain undisturbed by the polarities of life and maintain our connection to the unshakable stability within. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Yoga
20 Minute Foundational Class for Vishoka Meditation
Set the foundation for a satisfying and deep meditation practice with this 20 minute yoga class with Shari Friedrichsen. Enjoy gentle asana, joints & glands exercises, and breath-aligned movement to prepare the mind to move inwards. This class concludes with a systematic relaxation and guided nadi shodhana practice to purify the channels and set the stage for a fulfilling meditation. Format: Video with audio download Length: 22 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Talks / For Teachers
Healing into the Infinite
In this latest installment of talks for teachers, Shari Friedrichsen explores Yoga Sutra verse 2:47 and the concepts of effortless effort and absorption into the infinite. Learn how the practices of yoga can peel back the layers that prevent us from experiencing this boundless space for both ourselves and our students. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Talks / For Teachers
Unfold Power and Compassion in Yourself and Your Students
In the first video of this new series for teachers, Shari Friedrichsen expounds upon the sacred power of Rudra and sheds light on how to awaken this force in you and your students. Learn how to unfold the power and compassion that lies within and deepen your relationship with the fire of consciousness. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Yoga
A Practice for Nourishing and Protecting the Mind
The yogic scriptures tell us that the forces of nourishment and protection preside over the archway at the openings of the nostrils. Focusing on this energetically charged space anchors our awareness in the present moment and helps us cultivate a peaceful, inward flowing mind. Join Shari Friedrichsen for this complete practice that includes breath training and movement for cultivating our sensitivity to prana (life force energy). Class concludes with multiple rounds of alternate nostril breathing and the practice of so’hum pranayama. Format: Video with audio download Length: 78 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen