Earlier Yoga Episodes

Aparigraha or Non-Hoarding a 45 Minute Yoga Sequence, Yoga with Melissa 178

May 17, 2013 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 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 […]

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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 99, Yoga of Emotions: Compassion

December 5, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 99 is on compassion. This is the second in our series of hatha yoga classes on emotions. Our focus is on karuna – compassion. “True compassion is a communication of truth in loving kindness.” Peter Marchand, The Yoga of Nine Emotions. In this episode we will navigate the emotion of sadness to […]

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Yoga with Melissa 98 – Yoga of Emotions: Fear

December 5, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 98 is on Fear. This is a new series of hatha yoga classes on emotions. Those with a vata dosha are more prone to fear, worry and anxiety so this asana practice is designed to improve apana vayu, the downward flow of energy to ground and calm agitation. This series is inspired […]

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Yoga with Melissa 97 The Five Vayus: Vyana Vayu

December 5, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 97 is on Vyana Vayu. This is the final hatha yoga class in our series of classes on the five vayus. This is the expansive aspect of life force energy. Once we cultivate energy internally through udana vayu, we can then begin to disperse it outwards like spokes on a wheel through […]

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Yoga with Melissa 96 – The Five Vayus Udana Vayu

December 5, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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 Yoga with Melissa 96 is on Udana Vayu. This hatha yoga class continues our series on the five vayus with udana vayu. This is a more subtle prana of upward moving energy to express your truth, expand your awareness and raise your consciousness. This vayu is active primarily region between your heart and your heat […]

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Yoga with Melissa 95 – The Five Vayus Samana Vayu

December 5, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 95 is on Samana Vayu. This hatha yoga class is on samana vayu, the great equalizer. The key location of this vayu is at the navel center (think third chakra). Samana vayu is responsible to assimilation of all kinds: food (nourishment – or lack thereof), thought patterns, emotions, sensory perception, and breath. […]

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Yoga with Melissa 94: The Five Vayus: Apan Vayu

December 5, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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The Five Vayus: Apan Vayu This week we will be working with becoming aware of and enhancing the downward flow of energy in our bodies. Apan Vayu is located at the anus, but also runs along the base of the neck, down the spine, whole back and down through the heels. Apan Vayu is responsible […]

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Yoga with Melissa 93 – The Five Vayus Prana Vayu

December 5, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 93 is on Prana Vayu. This hatha yoga class is a new 5 part series focused on the management of prana – vital life force energy that animates all levels of our being. Through these yoga classes we will become more attentive towards the energy flowing through our bodies and learn how […]

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Yoga with Melissa 91 Yoga Stories Series: Bhujangasana Cobra with Dr. Melissa West

July 20, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 91 is on Cobra or Bhujangasana.  It is another story of rebirth and regeneration! The cobra is said to be a symbol of relinquishing our fears as we progress on the spiritual path. Shiva wears a cobra around his neck symbolizing his deep familiarity with the fear of death (he is the […]

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