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45 Minute Yoga Flow Class for Beginners : Yoga with Melissa Episode 370

February 10, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga Flow for Beginners Today we have a special guest on Yoga with Melissa, Christina D’Arrigo from ChriskaYoga. This is a 45 minute yoga flow class for beginners by our guest this week, Christina from ChriskaYoga! If you are looking to try a yoga flow class at the beginner level, then this video will be […]

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Yoga with Melissa 367 How to Balance in Hasta Padangusthasana or Standing Hand to Big Toe Pose

January 20, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Standing Hand to Big Toe Pose Today we are continuing our balancing series, with a continued focus on our vestibular, proprioceptive and visual systems. Proprioception means your skin, muscles, and joints all contain sensory receptors (proprioceptors) that are sensitive to stretch or pressure in the surrounding tissues. It helps your brain recognize where your body […]

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Beginner Friendly Yin Yoga Class with Kassandra: Episode 366

January 13, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Special Yin Yoga Class with Kassandra ​Today’s Yoga with Melissa class is a collaboration and features a special guest, Kassandra from YouTube channel Yoga with Kassandra. Kassandra has kindly filmed a yin yoga class for all of you. This beginner friendly yin yoga class is a fantastic way to give your joints some TLC. Yin […]

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How to Balance in Dancer Pose: Yoga with Melissa 364

December 30, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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How to Balance in Dancer Pose I would recommend that our members do the upper back rehydration sequence before this class. As we are making the transition from 2016 to 2017, one of the many reasons to sit out or dance could be your balance system. As you know so far from our series, your […]

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Yoga with Melissa 363 Moving at the Speed of Our Bodies: Without Effort

December 24, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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Without Effort As we are only a couple of days away from the Christmas here, it is easy to get caught up in the energy of excessive effort and struggle. We overwork and exhaust ourselves. Today we will explore letting go of effort, starting right here. You have a choice whenever you do something, to […]

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Yoga with Melissa 358, Moving At the Speed of Our Bodies: The Pressure Of Our Lives

November 18, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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Pressure This is Real Yoga for Real People so you can move better, feel better and connect with your true nature, Welcome to A Brand New Series Moving At the Speed of Our Bodies, Today’s Class is called: The Pressure of Our Lives We have an incredible amount of pressure in our lives. Our schedules […]

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Yoga with Melissa 356: Beginner Yoga for Relaxation

November 4, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga for Relaxation Today’s beginner yoga class is all about relaxation. Throughout the class we will focus on letting go of unnecessary tension in our body. Instead of bracing our bodies against gravity, we will allow the support of the earth to release our tension. During this class we will continually bring our attention to […]

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Yoga with Melissa #353 Back to School Yoga: Sankalpa/Intention

October 14, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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Intention in Yoga Michael Lee, founder of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, translates intention as “that which we hold within.” Michael Lee says, “What we hold within us has a good chance of becoming our reality because we are holding it at a subconscious level.” I love this definition of intention because it lets go of […]

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Yoga with Melissa 352 Back to School Yoga: Yoga and Body Image

October 7, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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Body Image In my experience and from what I have heard of yours, is that when watching yoga videos on YouTube they tend to be focused externally on the mastery of the body in physical form in asana, that is yoga posture. Many of you have spoken of your frustration with other classes and the […]

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Complete Beginner Yoga Class: Namaste Yoga 333

May 27, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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Complete Beginner Yoga Today’s yoga class is a beginner’s yoga class for complete beginners. In this yoga class I will offer lots of modifications and explain the benefits of each pose. We will begin with a guided relaxation so that you can check in with your breath and your body and decide what you would […]

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