Proactive and Daily Approach to Ahimsa (Non-Violence)
If you want to practice ahimsa, start by making your yoga mat a place of non-violence. No matter how bad your asana or pranayama is or how much your mind wanders, don’t beat up on yourself! Shari points out that if her practice goes badly but she has compassion for herself, she is the winner, because she's becoming more compassionate. What matters most when we go out into the world, she says, is who we are, not what we do—what we do comes from who we are.
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Teaching yoga for more than 38 years, Shari Friedrichsen, a key facilitator of the Himalayan Institute teacher certification program and a member of the 500-hour teacher training faculty at 8 Limbs Yoga in Seattle, Washington, teaches classes, seminars and trainings worldwide. She has studied asana, meditation, and philosophy in the US and India with respected teachers Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Rolf Sovik, Amma Sri Karunamayi, and BKS Iyengar.
Shari’s passion is to use yoga, its practice and... Read more>>