Tapas and the Love of Our Yoga Practice


Tapas is commonly translated as "austerity".  Shari offers two alternative meanings of this term.  Austerity can also mean discipline, which comes from the root word disciple.  As a "disciple" of yoga, tapas is the depth of the commitment and love you have for the practice.  It also represents the inner radiance you carry throughout your day as a result of having done your practice.  Practice clears away the dust that covers that radiance.

About the Teacher

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Shari Friedrichsen
Teaching yoga for more than 38 years, Shari Friedrichsen, a key facilitator of the Himalayan Institute... Read more