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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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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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Allow Today you are focusing on allowing things to come to you with the help of your yoga blocks. Props allow you to receive support in your yoga practice regardless of your age, physical ability, or even how long you have been studying yoga. Often times, people are resistant to using props such as blocks […]

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Flow This week is about flow. As we finish up our series of classes on our inner critic we realize it can be challenging to see where one theme ends and the other begins. Befriending your inner critic, awareness, acceptance, choice, discernment, truth, truth in action, all flow into each other and are never ending. […]

Namaste Yoga 282 Truth in Action with Your Inner Critic and Intermediate Yoga Class

June 5, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Truth in Action Today’s class is about truth in action. Over the last few weeks we have been digging deeper through the layers of our inner critic to discover the truth. We have been detaching from our inner critic and asking is that true? This week we will go a step further and explore what […]

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Thank you for Being one of our 3 million

June 4, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Free Giveaway Hello Namaste Yogis! In order to celebrate 25 thousand subscribers and 3 million views and thank you for subscribing to my YouTube channel we are having a giveaway. Recently I went to an evening out with the Shanti Collective to create a mala. I created this mala to give away to you to […]

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Ready for Intermediate Yoga?

June 2, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Ready for Intermediate Yoga? Six signs that you are ready for Intermediate level Namaste Yoga classes #1) You have gone through the beginner’s series on Namaste Yoga (Namaste Yoga 129-135) and you know what to expect in the general flow of a Namaste Yoga class. In other words, you no longer need a preview of […]

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Namaste Yoga 281 Discernment and your Inner Critic an Intermediate Yoga Class

May 28, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Discernment Over the last five weeks we have been on a journey of transforming our inner critic. We have befriended, brought awareness, acceptance, choice and truth to our inner critic. If you have not done Namaste Yoga 276, 277, 278, 279 or 280, they are prerequisites to this class. This series is cumulative and relies […]

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Namaste Yoga 280: Is it True? An Intermediate Yoga Class

May 22, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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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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Namaste Yoga 279 Changing Radio Station KRAZY an Intermediate Yoga Class

May 15, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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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 […]

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