Start Yoga with Namaste Yoga

by Dr Melissa West on July 29, 2015

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Beginners Start Yoga with Namaste Yoga Are you new to yoga? Have you always wanted to begin a yoga practice but don’t know where to start? This August we are going to be leading a beginner yoga challenge right here and on Instagram. As luck would have it, Namaste Yoga has 31 beginner yoga classes. […]

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The Fruit of Gratitude : We know from Namaste Yoga, that the stories of the Hindu pantheon and Hindu mythology are no strangers to gratitude and spirituality. When Ganesh was challenged by his brother to a race around the universe, instead he showed his devotion to his parents by circling them, saying, you are my […]

Is stress making you inflexible?

by Dr Melissa West on July 20, 2015

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A surprising way to become more flexible : Did you know that your brain encodes strong emotions such as stress, anxiety and anger as acute stress? You may not have considered those day in and day out stressors the same as life or death situations, but your nervous system doesn’t actually know the difference! Your […]

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Sun Salutations A Few Notes on How to Do Sun Salutations: In this class I will show you step by step, pose by pose instructions on how to do sun salutations or surya namaskar. The yoga postures in this class will prepare your body for the walk through in sun salutations. If you have arthritis […]

New Recommendations for Beginner Yoga Classes

July 15, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Beginner Yoga Classes : This is one of the most frequently asked questions I get and the last time we answered it was two years ago. Hi I’m a beginner, I love your videos, but where should I start? Which video should I do first? Is there an order that I should do your beginner […]

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Mala Winner Announced

July 13, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Thank you :Thank you to all of you who helped us celebrate twenty five thousand subscribers and 3 million views. We really appreciate each and everyone of you who watch our videos, like our videos and subscribe to our channel. We appreciate each and everyone of you who take the time to leave your thoughtful […]

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Namaste Yoga 135 Beginners Yoga Putting it All Together

July 11, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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All Together :In the final class of the Beginner’s Series we will put it all together: breathing, grounding and spinal elongation. This class will include postures that lengthen your spine, open up your breathing and focus on grounding. Throughout the class you will bring attention to your breathing, your connection to the ground and the […]

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Namaste Yoga 287 Yoga for Gratitude and Happiness

July 10, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Gratitude and Happiness Robert A. Emmons, Ph. D. has made an academic career of studying the psychological benefits of gratitude on your well being. His research shows that people who take the time to reflect with gratitude feel better about their lives as a whole and are more optimistic. Overall they are more joyful, enthusiastic, […]

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Namaste Yoga 286 Gratitude and Mindfulness An Intermediate Level Yoga Class

July 3, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Gratitude and Mindfulness There is an interesting correlation between mindfulness and gratitude. As Martin Heidegger says, “thinking is thanking.” Gratitude requires some exploration of your life to see where thanks should be given. Robert A. Emmons describes gratitude as a two-stage process. Firstly you must acknowledge the goodness in your life. Secondly you must recognize […]

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Namaste Yoga 285 Yoga for Gratitude, I’m Thankful for My Body, An Intermediate Level Yoga Class

June 26, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Thank you body Today we are beginning a brand new yoga series of yoga focused on gratitude. This is going to be a truly transformative series that will allow you to grow spiritually as you take the time to consciously appreciate all the good in your life. When you slow down and express gratitude scientific […]

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