Namaste Yoga 251: Beginner Yoga, How far should I go?

by Dr Melissa West on October 31, 2014

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How far should I go? Today’s class is about exploring the dance between too much and not enough in your yoga practice. The potential entanglement of boredom, entertainment and distraction through your yoga asana/posture practice. Well-known contemporary poet, Mary Oliver says, “If the poem is thin, it is not likely because the poet does not […]

Be on Namaste Yoga

by Dr Melissa West on October 27, 2014

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Be a Guest Yogi Hi Melissa, I have been enjoying your yoga classes on YouTube. I Especially like being able to do them at home, which saves time going somewhere, can do them without adhering to a schedule, and can be undressed. I started with the 7 introductory lessons a few weeks ago and am […]

Namaste Yoga 250 Beginner Yoga: Intention

by Dr Melissa West on October 24, 2014

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Today we are learning all about Intention/Sankalpa. This class is all about intention. It is designed for beginners and those who are willing to come to their mats with beginner’s mind. We will explore the why behind everything we do in a Namaste Yoga style yoga class and look at this yogic concept of sankalpa/intention. […]

Free Yoga classes for Fall

by Dr Melissa West on October 22, 2014

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Lots of Free Yoga Videos for the Fall This is a blog post that I put together as a result of a question from Ann on the membership site who was looking for classes that she could do for the autumn season. I have a Namaste Yoga class specifically designed for the Autumn season for […]

Yoga classes for Fall

October 20, 2014 Yoga Questions and Yoga Answers
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Fall Yoga Part 1 – Members This is a blog post that I put together as a result of a question from Ann on the membership site who was looking for classes that she could do for the autumn season. Fall is a time for turning inward, a yin time of year. According to Traditional Chinese medicine, […]

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Namaste Yoga 249: Offering Nourishment to Others Intermediate Class

October 17, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Nourishment to Others This is the last class in our Yoga Stories Two series and the Ayur Dehi Mantra. By practicing these nourishing practices for the last twelve weeks we are now in a position to offer the resources we have gathered within to all of those we are in relation with. We have nourished […]

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Healthier Thriftier Vegan Mocha Frappuccino

October 16, 2014 Juicing Recipe
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Thriftier Vegan Cold Coffee Last time I showed you how to make a healthier, thriftier vegan caramel frappuccino. This week I’m going to show you my secret no-guilt iced coffee drink. Since I suffer from migraines, I abstain from the chocolate. So, I’m going to show you how to make this with carob, however you could […]

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Should you always practice for your dosha?

October 14, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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Dosha Yoga Hi Melissa,I just watched namaste yoga episode 45 about the different doshas and was wondering if you always should do yoga according to your dosha, or is it enough to do it sometimes? My favorite yoga type is hatha yoga but I guess hatha isn´t for any specific dosha type. Kind regards Sara […]

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Namaste Yoga 248: Resting in Nourishment

October 10, 2014 Beginners Yoga Class
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Resting in Nourishment This week’s free one hour yoga class is a restorative yoga class focused on the tenth and eleventh lines of the Ayur Dehi Mantra. The lines are pratishtham dehi and mam dehi. The words mean May I rest in that nourishment and May I be nourished. Our entire focus in this class […]

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Thanksgiving 2014 Gratitude Meditation

October 9, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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Gratitude Meditation This weekend in Canada we will celebrate Thanksgiving on Monday October 13, 2014. My American friends will soon be celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday November 27th. In honour of this special time of year, I would like to offer you this reflection, and poem on gratitude. This year, as I reflect back on a […]

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