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Awareness If you haven’t practiced Namaste Yoga 276, be sure to go back and practice that class, it is important to carry the attitude of friendliness and loving kindness with us this week. In today’s class we are going to bring awareness to the running commentary in our voices that has become so natural that […]

3 Tips for Easing Anxiety with Yoga

by Dr Melissa West on April 29, 2015

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Easing Anxiety : Today I am going to share with you 3 ways to ease anxiety with yoga. If you have anxiety, here are three things you should be focusing on in your practice to make it even more effective in terms of anxiety relief. Number One Breathe Keep your breath deep and calm. Focus […]

Namaste Yoga 276 Befriending Your Inner Critic

by Dr Melissa West on April 24, 2015

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Inner Critic : Over the next eight weeks we are going to befriend, bring awareness, discover the choices we have, look at the truth of discern and learn how to flow with our inner critic. Your inner critic is a bit like a mirror that shows you a distorted reflection of yourself. It is that […]

Namaste Yoga 275 Beginner Yoga: Discipline

by Dr Melissa West on April 17, 2015

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Yoga Discipline When we asked beginners what their biggest obstacle to learning yoga, many of them responded discipline, motivation and commitment to practice yoga. Well today’s class is all about connecting to your internal discipline. In yoga we call this tapas. Tapas translates as practice causing positive change and it requires discipline and effort. It […]

Namaste Yoga 274 Beginner Yoga Focus

April 10, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Focus :When we asked beginner’s what their biggest obstacles to learning yoga was many of them answered focus. Laura says, I’m a beginner among beginners and my big huge stumbling block is staying focused! My mind always runs to other thoughts while I’m practising. Kerri says, I think my biggest challenge is slowing my mind. […]

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Top 3 Places to Clear Your Mind in Victoria and Easy Techniques in each place

April 8, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Clear Your Mind in Victoria Today I am going to show you my top 3 favourite places to clear my mind in Victoria and some of the best techniques for how to clear your mind in each place. My Number Three #3 top place to clear my mind in Victoria is Kitty Islet looking out […]

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Namaste Yoga 273 Beginner Yoga Flexibility

April 3, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Flexibility When we asked beginner’s what the biggest obstacle to learning yoga they faced, many of them responded with lack of flexibility. The great news is that you don’t have to be flexible to do yoga. You practice yoga to become flexible. As adults, we are confined to chairs, desks, couches, cars, public transportation and […]

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How to Build Strength with Yoga (especially if you are overweight)

April 1, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Tips for Plus Sized Yogis Today’s question comes from Michelle via email. She says: My gosh, I just love the Goddess Victory Squat you do (upper and lower body toning is exactly what I’m looking for)! Can you recommend any other positions like this (hopefully, without having to get on the floor, or perhaps that […]

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Namaste Yoga 272 Easy to Follow Beginner Yoga

March 27, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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Easy to Follow Beginner Yoga :In our culture of busy there is enough to keep up to without having difficulty with following your yoga class. In our yoga class we will question the need to live this way on and off our yoga mats. We will question our assumptions about stress, struggle and effort whether […]

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How to Help Back Pain with Yoga

March 25, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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How to Help Back Pain with Yoga Today’s question comes from Tamara via email. She has chronic back pain. She has been to see her doctor who has through a series of diagnostics determined that she has muscle strain and poor postural habits. Tamara has requested help with a yoga program that will help her […]

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