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The Gift of a Body

Unfolding the Gifts of the Body Through Asana

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 explains how asana and pranayama can help us overcome these negative tendencies and lead us to discover the body’s intrinsic beauty, wisdom, and enormous potentials.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 4 mins

About the Teacher

Shari Friedrichsen

Shari Friedrichsen has been teaching and studying yoga for more than 40 years and is a key facilitator at the Himalayan Institute’s Teacher Training & Professional Certification programs, nationally and internationally. She is a faculty member of the 500-hour teacher training program at 8 Limbs Yoga in Seattle, WA, and also conducts numerous classes, seminars, and trainings worldwide. Shari has studied asana, meditation, and philosophy with respected teachers Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Rolf Sovik, Amma Karunamayi, and BKS Iyengar. Shari's unique style integrates subtle and gross anatomical awareness with breath awareness to draw the student into the inner experience of yoga. Her approach uses yoga as a vital, powerful, and compassionate component in supporting the body and the psyche. Shari holds the following certifications—C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, and YACEP—and has presented over 60 videos on YogaInternational.com as well as being a frequent contributor to the Wisdom Library.

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