Beginner Yoga Classes : Namaste Yoga 268

by Dr Melissa West on February 27, 2015

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Absolute Beginners 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 instructions and tell you exactly how to get in and out of each and every pose. Detailed instructions […]

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3 Ways to improve your balance : I recently asked beginners what their biggest obstacle to learning yoga was and a number of people responded, balance. Today I want to share with you three simple things you can do in your everyday life to improve your balance on and off your yoga mat. 1. Take […]

Namaste Yoga 267 Harmonize Your Energy

by Dr Melissa West on February 20, 2015

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Harmonize Over the last fourteen weeks we have nourished our energy, flowed to the depths of our support, gathered our energy reserves, reflected on our inner needs, slowed down, connected with our belly, turned inward, made space, restored our energy, cleared our mind, protected our energy and connected with our energy. This invisible life force […]

10 tips for taking your first beginner yoga class

by Dr Melissa West on February 16, 2015

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Beginner Yoga Class Top 10 Tips Props Needed: blanket and blocks Number One #1 Make sure you have permission and maybe even some guidance from your doctor about starting an exercise program. Many doctors won’t have a lot of idea about yoga and there are so many different styles of yoga, so here are a […]

Namaste Yoga 266 Connect with Your Energy

February 13, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Connect with Your Energy Members I recommend you practice this before this class: Hand Connective Tissue Class: click here When we re-establish our connection with the life energy inside of ourselves, our scattered, exhausted Self comes to wholeness again. Instead of allowing ourselves to be overwhelmed or entertained by outside stimuli, we have the choice […]

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Namaste Yoga 265 Protect Your Energy an Intermediate Class

February 6, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Preserve your Energy There are three aspects to your energy: the quantity of energy you have running through your system, the quality of your energy and the content of your energy, that is the programming or message of your energy. Each person’s energy has a specific content, for example, you can watch a film that […]

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3 ways to care for your wrists in yoga

February 4, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Three easy ways to care for your wrists in yoga When I asked beginner yogis what their biggest obstacle to learning yoga was, a lot of people responded with trouble with their wrists. Today I am going to share with you three ways to care for your wrists in yoga. 1. warm them up Before doing […]

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Namaste Yoga 264: Clear Your Mind Intermediate Class

January 30, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Clear Your Mind We tend to rely on our minds to interpret our experience of the world. Yet our thinking mind interprets the world through cultural constructs that are separate from our true, direct, spontaneous experience of life. We hold thought with great value and yet they are simply interpretations of a collection of cultural […]

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Do you really have Sway Back?

January 27, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Sway Back :Today’s question comes to us from Namaste Yoga member, Darlene. BTW, Darlene has performed some incredibly generous karma yoga for me by cataloguing all our membership videos, so thank you Darlene! Melissa, Joining this community and practicing with you has really brought an awareness of my body to my attention. Now I realize […]

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Namaste Yoga 263: Restore Your Energy Intermediate Class

January 23, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Restore Your Energy : Our lives are busy, demanding, challenging, noisy, full of toxins, information overload and non-stop activity. It is not surprising that we feel drained, stressed, scattered and run down. Today’s practice will focus on restoring your energy, but this takes time and focused concentration. Consider this. You spend one hour a day […]

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