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Truth Over the last four weeks we have been on a journey of transforming our inner critic. We have befriended, brought awareness, acceptance and choice to our inner critic. If you have not done Namaste Yoga 276, 277, 278 or 279, they are prerequisites to this class. This series is cumulative and relies on the […]

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Choice Over the last few weeks, we have become aware that our inner critic has been broadcasting 24/7 on radio station KRAZY and announcing all the things that are wrong with us. We even have DJs like the Inner Pleaser, the Pusher, the Perfectionist and the Rule Maker who have made it their jobs to […]

Three Ways to Find Time to Practice Yoga

by Dr Melissa West on May 13, 2015

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Finding Time to Practice Yoga When we asked you what your biggest obstacle to practicing yoga, the overwhelming answer was time. Many people have adopted the cultural belief that we don’t have enough time and there is a collective acceptance that we are continually in a time deficit. I have two yoga classes that challenge […]

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Acceptance Over the last two weeks we have been on a journey of transforming our inner critic. We began by befriending our inner critic and then bringing awareness to our inner critic. If you have not done Namaste Yoga 276 or 277 then you need to go back and do those classes now as this […]

Namaste Yoga 277 Awareness of Your Inner Critic an Intermediate Yoga Class

May 1, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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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 […]

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3 Tips for Easing Anxiety with Yoga

April 29, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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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 […]

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Namaste Yoga 276 Befriending Your Inner Critic

April 24, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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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 […]

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Namaste Yoga 275 Beginner Yoga: Discipline

April 17, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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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 […]

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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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