Earlier Yoga Episodes

Namaste Yoga 178: Money Can’t Buy Everything

May 17, 2013 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Namaste Yoga 178 Cultural Conditioning Series: Money Can’t Buy Everything an Intermediate Yoga Class : Cultural Conditioning is the social process in which authority figures such as parents, professors, politicians, religious leaders, peers, and the media define our cultural values, beliefs, ethical systems, and ultimately the way we perceive ourselves in the world. Today we […]

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Namaste Yoga Cooks with Kelly Childs and Dr. Melissa West

September 20, 2012 Earlier Yoga Episodes

In this special episode of Namaste Yoga Cooks, Melissa pairs up with her dear friend and extraordinary vegan and raw chef, Kelly Childs. If you want to know how to make hemp milk or why you would want to make hemp milk from a nutritional perspective, this short and sweet episode is for you.

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Yoga with Melissa 84 : Yoga Stories Trikonasana/Triangle with Dr. Melissa West

June 3, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 84 is on trikonasana or triangle pose. This hatha yoga class explores the story of the “trinity” behind trikonasana. The trimurti of Gods: Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer are mirrored by the trinity of Goddesses Saraswati, Lakshmi and Kali. The three gunas will be explored rajas, sattva […]

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Yoga with Melissa 83, Yoga Stories, Lord of the Fish Pose with Dr. Melissa West

May 26, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes

Yoga with Melissa 83 is on Lord of the Fish Pose. There are two versions of fish pose: matsyana, which is the back bending fish, and matsyendrasana, the seated twist. Matsya was the first avatar of Vishnu who saved the great sages, birds, animals and plants from a flood that destroyed the world. Matsyendrasana was […]

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Yoga with Melissa 82 : Utkata Konasana with Dr. Melissa West

May 18, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 82  Utkata Konasana, Goddess Victory squat. By discovering the stories of Hindu Goddesses Lakshmi, Parvati, Annapurna, Saraswati, Kali and Durga we discover the personal, archetypal qualities of the Goddess that exist within all of us. This class is not only for women. Hatha yoga translates as ha = sun, tha = moon. […]

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The Goddess Within

May 16, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes

One of the absolute favourite parts of my spiritual practice and yoga is connecting with my Goddess energy. In yoga, there is a fantastic Goddess pose, Utkata Konasana, that allows us to connect to the personal qualities of the many Goddesses that exist within all of us.   The story of the Goddess that I’m […]

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Yoga with Melissa 80: Yoga Stories Series: Lotus

May 6, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 80, Yoga Stories Series: Lotus, is the first in a series of yoga stories classes. In this full hatha yoga class we will practice our way towards the lotus pose by opening your hips. The lotus is a flower that has its roots in the muddy waters and is used as a […]

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Yoga with Melissa 79 : Dharma with Dr. Melissa West

April 29, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 79 is about Dharma: right action and living your truth. Dharma often gets translated as life purpose but I think in our culture that gets read rather narrow mindedly as “career.” Dharma is about the fullest expression of our being, about living the fullness of your uniqueness and passions. What’s more we […]

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Yoga with Melissa 78 Karma with Dr. Melissa West

April 21, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 78 is about Karma. This is the much requested and long awaited hatha yoga class on karma. Although karma is popularly understood as punishment for our sins or rewards for our good deeds, in truth it is much more complex than that. Michael Stone describes karma as a relationship between our actions […]

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Yoga with Melissa 77 Samskaras with Dr. Melissa West

April 14, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 77 is on Samskaras. This hatha yoga class is dedicated to samskaras; the subliminal impressions formed by our thoughts, feelings and actions. According to Nischala Joy Devi, when a thought, feeling or situation arises it will naturally flow into the groove that presents the path of least resistance. Through this week’s practice […]

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