Yoga with Melissa 377 Heart Stabilization Series: Steady and Calm Attention

by Melissa West on March 31, 2017

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Steady and Calm Yoga


The speed of our everyday lives, both online and offline can leave us feeling frustrated and disconnected from our patience, stillness and compassion. It is not unusual to feel like our minds, bodies and emotions are endlessly spasming and it is no wonder we feel scattered and unsteady. When we come to our yoga practice we notice just how disconnected and scattered we actually feel. It takes an enormous amount of patience to meet ourselves with friendliness and let go again and again to the steadiness and calmness that is always waiting and available for us.

In this hatha yoga class we will begin by resting into the earth underneath us and feeling the always present steadiness and calmness available to us. With this as our starting point for connectedness and peacefulness we can relax, sink into the moment and connect with what is present in our physical sensations, emotions, thoughts, energy and spirit.

Our habit of wanting to be somewhere else is so conditioned that it takes an ocean of patience to connect gently with steady and calm attention. Through our yoga practice we can allow ourselves to access deeper and more subtle realms of stillness in our bodies and we feel how we begin to slowly settle and are eased from distraction. We let go and settle in again and again with openness and ease.

My teachings are inspired by the writing of Jack Kornfield in A Path With Heart right now.

If you are feeling more calm and steady, let me know by pressing that like button.

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You can also give of your time by letting me know in the comments, how do you bring calm and steadiness to your life?

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Weekly Yoga with Melissa #377 Photos of Yoga Poses

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  • Sharon Morton-Farinacci

    Thank you Melissa & Tim–so appreciate the work you put into this online yoga each week. It truly is REAL yoga for REAL people & their bodies-I catch it when I can from the East Coast and will try and donate as often as able–I have shared your “video yoga gifts” with many people in my circle. Keep up the incredible dedication–so many are benefiting!

    • Thanks for watching and supporting Sharon. I appreciate you sharing with your friends too. Namaste, Melissa

  • Donna Stone

    Thank you, Melissa, for a lovely calming, relaxing class. Yoga and meditation are my mainstay for calm. Namaste~

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed. Thanks for letting me know 🙂 Namaste, Melissa

  • Sally McCutchion

    Hi Melissa, I have just taken this class and feel so moved I am almost in tears. I felt a tangible shift from mentally busy to calm and able to breathe during the shoulder stretches (when you thread your arm through the key hole from cat pose). During the rest of the practice, I observed my mind wandering and became aware of some shadow thoughts that were incredibly enlightening. Thank you so so so much for your work, your authenticity, your honesty and vulnerability. Truly thank you from London, Sally.

    • Dear Sally, Thank you for joining us for this practice so fully. I appreciate your emotional presence. Namaste, Melissa

  • Phyllis Holmes

    Absolutely calm and time to donate again..thankyou

    • Thanks Phyllis, this is such a wonderful class and feeling! 🙂 Namaste, Melissa

  • Mary E Williams

    Thank you for a very calming class. Namaste.

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