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Meditations / Mantra
Meditation on the Subtle Sound of Breath
The mantra so’ham is the subtle sound of our breath. When we tune into it we come in touch with the deeper dimension of our inhalation and exhalation: the nourishing and cleansing pulsation of prana (life force). Learn how to regulate and stabilize your breathing pattern with this mantra and access the healing vibration of your pranic body. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 5 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Yoga
Find Your Voice: Accessing the Throat (All Levels)
We all have days when we misspeak, or we misinterpret others. When we access and strengthen the area of the throat, we nourish our ability to express and hear the truth. This short, focused practice soothes and cleanses the organs, muscles, and subtle centers in and around the neck—for free and authentic communication. Format: Video with audio download Length: 18 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Awakening Pranic Awareness at the Face
Our prana (vital energy) moves with each breath. By feeling and following its flow, we take our awareness to a more subtle realm. This short meditation will help you experience the movement of prana in front of your face. Come in touch with the life force and let it guide you inward toward deeper dimensions of your being. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 5 min
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Relaxation
Sandbag Breathing for Tranquility and Strength
How can we quiet our mind and stay strong through life’s ups and downs? Deep, smooth diaphragmatic breathing is a simple yet powerful means. Learn how to cultivate it through the practice of sandbag breathing. Grab your breath pillow, bag of rice, or any other weight of choice, and settle into a strengthening yet relaxing breath-training session with Shari Friedrichsen. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 3 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Articles / Tantra
Praising the Devi: Inviting Divine Grace
Reciting or singing praises to the Divine Mother, such as the Sri Sukta or Durga Saptashati, has the power to fill our life with greater richness, grace, and a feeling of being blessed. Shari Friedrichsen tells how her regular recitation of these mantric verses has brightened and nourished her life.
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Meditations / Breath & Prana
Head-Clearing Meditation
From the brain to our eyes, ears, nose, and mouth, our head is home to some of our most important organs. On a subtler level, it houses our thoughts, including our worries and negative memories. Shari Friedrichsen offers a guided meditation to soothe and clear the head. Take a moment to nourish, cleanse, and thank your center of perception, discrimination, and intelligence. Format: Audio streaming with audio download Length: 6 min
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Pranayama
Aharana & Samikarana Pranayama (All Levels)
The mind is deeply entwined with prana, our vital energy. Shari Friedrichsen introduces two gentle pranayama practices to harness and balance our energy, so that we can focus and stabilize our mind. Bring home your scattered energies with aharana and equalize them with samikarana—for a profound experience of inner peace and wholeness. Format: Video with audio download Length: 27 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Yoga
Cultivating Pranic Awareness in the Body (All Levels)
Prana is the vital force that nourishes—and ultimately makes up—this entire universe. When we cultivate awareness of this energy in ourselves, we gain firsthand experience of the divine compassion and love flowing through us. Shari Friedrichsen leads a class on how to infuse our whole body and mind with prana. Travel with your breath from the perineum to the head—awakening, integrating, and appreciating this benevolent, healing force. Format: Video with audio download Length: 47 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Meditations / Mantra
5-Step Meditation
We may know that meditation involves various elements—such as breath and mantra—but not exactly how to coordinate them. In this guided meditation, Shari Friedrichsen weaves the strands together into a clear, concise process to purify and restore our inner world. Find a comfortable seat and reclaim your intrinsic luminosity. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 15 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Articles / Wisdom
Tapas: Source of Radiance, Joy & Inspiration
How can you revitalize your practice? Tapas, the third niyama (observance) in the eightfold path of yoga, is often thought of as austerity. But it is more than that. Literally, it means “heat, radiant fire.” It is the fire that motivates us to get on our mat and cushion—and makes us radiant. Shari Friedrichsen explains practical, doable ways to apply tapas in our life, so that we can reap the rich rewards of practice.
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Yoga
Short Practice for Heart Awakening (All Levels)
When we hold tension around the heart, our capacity for self-love is diminished and we find ourselves unable to let go of old burdens. In this short but potent practice, Shari Friedrichsen shares simple centering techniques and poses for strengthening and unfolding the heart area. Learn how to use breath awareness to release habitual patterns of grief and sorrow, and discover renewed vitality at the heart center. Format: Video with audio download Length: 17 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Classes / Yoga
Focus on the Abdomen: Intention into Action (All Levels)
Our abdominal area is a deep and reliable source of will, intelligence, and our ability to take action. In this short practice, Shari Friedrichsen guides you through movements that target the muscles and organs of the belly, using systematic contraction and release to access the power and wisdom located in this part of the body. Learn the more subtle aspects of your core as you release tension and fear, and move through life with more confidence and intention. Format: Video with audio download Length: 16 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen