The 5 Prana Vayus: Samana in Practice

September 16, 2013    BY Shari Friedrichsen

Revitalize samana vayu with this 15-minute asana practice focused on the abdomen! Samana vayu is the subdivision of prana (life-force energy) that is responsible for digestion, assimilation, and absorption of both food and life experiences. It is seated at the navel center and allows all the other vayus to be nourished. In this practice that includes twists and contractions, use the breath to help you release stagnation in the tissues around the abdomen and give space to samana vayu.

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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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