The 5 Prana Vayus: Apana in Practice

October 14, 2013    BY Shari Friedrichsen

Awaken and contain apana vayu by systematically working the key muscles of the pelvis. Apana vayu is one of the five subdivisions of prana (the life force). It is concentrated in the pelvis and is responsible for physical, mental, and emotional detoxification. Shari guides you in activating and releasing the muscles of the pelvic floor and the back and front of the pelvis. Releasing the muscles and breathing into the pelvis helps the muscles stay strong, nourishes the pelvis, and enhances apana vayu so that it can carry away toxins.

Props: yoga mat and block.

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Shari Friedrichsen
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.

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