Advanced Yoga Class

Yoga with Melissa 365 Moving at the Speed of Our Bodies: Inner Balance and Abundance

January 6, 2017 Advanced Yoga Class
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Balance and Abundance Yoga with Melissa 365 Moving at the Speed of Our Bodies: Inner Balance and Abundance Brahmacharya and Aparigraha As we come into the New Year we enter a time when we have excessive expectations from our body. We want extravagant gains financially, professionally, and for our lives in general. We desire unreasonable […]

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Yoga with Melissa 357, Yoga for Balance: Warrior Three

November 11, 2016 Advanced Yoga Class
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Balance When your balance system is working well, you will be able to see clearly, move well, identify your orientation in relation to gravity, determine your direction and speed of movement and make postural adjustments to maintain your position and stability in various conditions and activities. As you learned in Yoga with Melissa 354, your […]

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Namaste Yoga 307 Cultural Conditioning Series The Myth of Continual Improvement

November 27, 2015 Advanced Yoga Class
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Cycles 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. We tend to buy into the myth of the hero’s journey. In an overly simplified version […]

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Namaste Yoga 239 Clearing the Channels to Gather Prana

August 8, 2014 Advanced Yoga Class
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Clearing the Channels to Gather Prana This class begins with an awareness on the two sides of your body and then focusing on the downward flow of prana with apanasana and reclined half moon pose. From there some warm up postures prepare you for many of the seated postures to follow in this class, from […]

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Namaste Yoga 236 Giving Away Your Mango Yoga Stories 2 The Guru Mantra: Shiva

July 18, 2014 Advanced Yoga Class
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Letting Go In today’s class we will cultivate the courage to bring acceptance and grace to the change and transformation that inevitably arises in our lives when asked to let go. We will do this through yoga postures that invite letting go, but also through the warrior postures to plant the seeds of courage in […]

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Namaste Yoga 232 Yoga Stories 2 The Sacred Sound of Om, Beginnings, Middles, Endings and Reflections

June 20, 2014 Advanced Yoga Class
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Free Yoga Class on OM The first class in the Yoga Stories 2 series begins with the sounds of OM. OM is made up of three sounds A, U and M which represent Brahma the God of beginnings, Vishnu the God of preservation and Shiva the God of endings. When you chant the sound of […]

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Namaste Yoga 218 Hanuman Series: The Strength of a Warrior

February 28, 2014 Advanced Yoga Class
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Brawn and Brain An Intermediate to Advanced Yoga Class As a warrior, Hanuman had no equal. He used both strength and cleverness to overcome his enemy. His courage and intelligence were displayed many times during the war with the King of the Demons, Ravana. He used both brain and brawn to overcome his enemy. For […]

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Namaste Yoga 216 Hanuman Series Remember Who You Are: An Intermediate to Advanced Class

February 15, 2014 Advanced Yoga Class
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Remember Hanuman liked nothing more than to romp through the forest. In his calmest moods Hanuman would swing from tree to tree marveling at the diversity of flora and fauna he came upon. In his more mischievous, more tumultuous moods Hanuman’s activities ranged from comic to somewhat destructive. He would grab elephants by their tusks […]

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Namaste Yoga 213 Hanuman Series: Strong like Hanuman an Intermediate to Advanced Yoga Class

January 24, 2014 Advanced Yoga Class
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Power & Yoga Hanuman is a mystic being that is half-human and half-animal, a type of God in the Hindu pantheon known as a Kimpurusha. Kimpurusha means ‘ is it human’ referring to being superhuman. Although Hanuman is super strong, his strength came from the repetition of the powerful mantra Rama. This mantra is said […]

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Namaste Yoga 208 Benefits of Yoga Series Purification

December 13, 2013 Advanced Yoga Class
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Purification Yoga Chapter Two Verse Four of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika says, “The vital air does not pass in the middle channel because the nadis are full of impurities.” Our pranic (energy) body is made up of thousands of wire-like structures that conduct shakti called the nadis. Nadi is a flow of energy. It is […]

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