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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

About the Teacher

Shari Friedrichsen

Shari Friedrichsen has been teaching and studying yoga for more than 45 years and is a key facilitator of the Himalayan Institute's Vishoka Meditation Course and the Vishoka Meditation Teacher Training program. She conducts classes, seminars and trainings, nationally and internationally, sharing the Wisdom of the Himalayan Tradition, of which she has been a student for over 22 years. Shari has studied asana, meditation, and philosophy with respected teachers Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Rolf Sovik, Amma Karunamayi, and BKS Iyengar. Shari's unique style incorporates asanas, pranayama and meditation with breath awareness and subtle and gross anatomical guidance to draw the student into the inner experience of yoga and the self. Her approach uses yoga as a vital, powerful, and compassionate component in supporting the body, mind, heart and soul. Shari holds the following certifications-C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, and YACEP-and has presented over 100 videos, audio recordings, and courses on YogaInternational.com as well as being a frequent contributor to the Wisdom Library.

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