Eagles Arms Modifications for your Yoga Practice

by Dr Melissa West on July 28, 2014

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6 Modifications for Eagle arms Dear Melissa, I need help with my eagle arms! I don’t seem to be able to do this. Can you suggest some modifications? Thanks, Linda Dear Linda Thank you for your question. You may be interested in a blog post we did about a year ago on 3 different modifications […]

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Surrender Today’s yoga class combines a series of yoga postures to lengthen and free up your hamstrings. Additionally standing postures that invite stability to your legs and freedom in your spine through gentle backbends will also be practiced. We will round out this practice with a supported inversion, backbend and reclined twist before we come […]

self-acceptance, self-esteem and self-love

by Dr Melissa West on July 23, 2014

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Self Love Dr West is there a yoga that helps with self esteem, self acceptance. and self love.   I am 49 years old and have never felt acceptance or approval of myself.  Getting older it get worst, because I feel like everything is going away. Dear Lisa Thank you for your question. There are a […]

How can yoga help with COPD?

by Dr Melissa West on July 21, 2014

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Yoga and COPD First of all I am not a medical doctor, but a yoga instructor with a Ph.D. in communications and cultural studies with an interest in research, so it is most important to seek permission from your medical doctor first before engaging with any sort of exercise program if you have COPD. COPD […]

Namaste Yoga 236 Giving Away Your Mango Yoga Stories 2 The Guru Mantra: Shiva

July 18, 2014 Advanced Yoga Class
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Letting Go In today’s class we will cultivate the courage to bring acceptance and grace to the change and transformation that inevitably arises in our lives when asked to let go. We will do this through yoga postures that invite letting go, but also through the warrior postures to plant the seeds of courage in […]

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Postpartum Guidelines and Postnatal Yoga Suggestions

July 14, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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Postnatal Yoga Suggestions Hi Melissa, My name is Lorena and I  live in Munich  Germany. I wrote to you before, regarding issues with hip pain during pregnancy. Now I have a question about postpartum yoga. Are there any specific exercises that you recommend which would be good? I think probably slow and steady would be the […]

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Namaste Yoga 235 Imperfect Perfection Yoga Stories 2, Guru Mantra: Vishnu

July 11, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Imperfect Perfection The focus of this week’s class is on Vishnu’s incarnation as Krishna and his conversation with Arjuna that in taking a human form he could only be 15/16th perfect. We will reflect on our imperfect perfection as human beings and bring loving kindness, compassion and perfection to our imperfections. This week we will […]

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Kriya Yoga Question

July 7, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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Series of Kriya Dear Melissa, I’m an Italian fan of yours and I’d like you to suggest a good manual of kriya yoga; in particular I’m interested in physical exercises. Thanks a lot. Silvia Dear Silvia I am not familiar with kriya yoga myself. However, my friend Premadasa Gangadeen is a student of kriya yoga […]

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Namaste Yoga 234 Yoga Stories 2, The Guru Mantra Brahma’s Story of Creation, The Manifesting Current of the Chakras.

July 4, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Manifesting through Yoga This week we will continue with the Guru Mantra. gurur brahma gurur visnu gurur devo mahesvara guruh saksat parambrahma tasmai sri gurave namah The guru is Brahma, The guru is Vishnu The Guru is Shiva (Devo Mahesvara) The guru is nearby and the guru is everywhere To the guru I offer, all […]

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Meditation for Tinnitus

July 2, 2014 Yoga Questions and Yoga Answers
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Meditation Question Today’s question comes to us from Tessa from the UK: I have a new challenge/question for you! I am doing more of the meditations and chants now. I think that if I did it more regularly it might help me put up with tinnitus. Is there any evidence that meditation and chanting is […]

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