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Vishoka Meditation Essentials: So’ham Pranayama

In the previous segments of this series, we learned how the first three foundational practices of Vishoka Meditation—crocodile pose, sandbag breathing, and nadi shodhana—deepen our connection to the breath and its subtler counterpart, prana (life force energy). In this talk, Shari Friedrichsen relates how the practice of so’ham (pronounced “so hum”) pranayama builds on this foundation and draws us further inward, where we can rest our mind in the experience of the subtle sound of the breath.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 5 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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