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Sun Salutations Today’s yoga class is designed for the absolute beginner. You can do this class if you have never done a yoga class before in your life. I will give you slow, easy to follow, step-by-step, pose by pose instructions on how to do sun salutations. I will explain to you in detail how […]

Namaste Yoga 293 Gratitude in Action

by Dr Melissa West on August 21, 2015

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Gratitude in Action Over the last couple of weeks in our Yoga for Gratitude series we have reflected on how we can cultivated gratitude in thought and word. In our Gratitude in Thought class we reflected on all the ways that you have cared for your own life and all the elements within your life […]

Are you tired?

by Dr Melissa West on August 19, 2015

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Are you tired? Do you want to experience less fatigue and have more energy? Do you have problems falling asleep, staying asleep and or wake up in the morning without feeling refreshed? Do you hit a slump in the middle of the afternoon feeling tired, sluggish and generally dragging your but? The answer could be […]

Namaste Yoga 292 Gratitude in Word

by Dr Melissa West on August 14, 2015

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Nonviolent Communication In the words of the Buddha, awakening and freedom are found: When sitting, standing, walking and lying down, through right speech, right action, right livelihood, inwardly and outwardly, with the whole body, feelings, mind, and relationships; in solitude and community; in prison, hut, farm or palace, in times of war or peace; in […]

Think More Positively with Yoga

August 12, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Positive Thoughts Did you know that your body can be one of the best tools to help you think more positively? A 2004 study on “The Effects of Upright and Slumped Postures on the Recall of Positive and Negatives Thoughts” published in the Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback Journal (29 no. 3) by V.E. Wilson and […]

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Namaste Yoga 291: Gratitude in Thought

August 7, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Think Gratitude This is the seventh class in our yoga for gratitude series and will focus on gratitude for thought. Drawing on book two verse 33 and 34 of the yoga sutras we will focus on cultivating the opposite when our thoughts are filled with self-judgment, criticism, shame and unworthiness. This class is inspired by […]

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Namaste Yoga 290 Gratitude and Welcoming Difficulty

July 31, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Welcome Difficulty A few weeks ago in my yoga class my teacher, Carly Forest, shared a teaching which opened and softened a lot within me. She suggested offering a prayer, “May I open to difficulty.” For all the controlling, and planning, there is no way to avoid difficulty. It is going to arise in your […]

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Start Yoga with Namaste Yoga

July 29, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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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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Namaste Yoga 289 Gratitude and Spirituality Part Two Intermediate Yoga

July 24, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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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 […]

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Is stress making you inflexible?

July 20, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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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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