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Hypothyroid Help

May 19, 2014 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Hypothyroid Help Today’s question comes via email from Susanne from Sweden. I have some questions too. Do you know if there are any yoga practices for hypothyroid? Much love, Susanne (from Sweden) Hypothyroidism refers to a condition where the thyroid is producing hormones below its normal level. Low levels of hormone production from the thyroid […]

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Yoga with Melissa 122 Ganesh Series: How Ganesh Got His Elephant’s Head

March 22, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class
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Today´s hatha yoga class is about how Ganesh got his head. Lord Ganesh is a god who has the head of an elephant, courtesy of his father, Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva, decapitated Ganesh, his own son. while he was guarding his mother Parvati. Remorseful Shiva sent a servant to find a replacement head for his […]

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Yoga with Melissa 121, Get Out of Your Head: Yoga for Migraines

March 17, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 121 is not only designed to help the over 303 million people worldwide who suffer from a genetic neurological disease called migraine disease but also a much wider spread epidemic called “way to much time in your head!!!” This hatha yoga class is designed to bring you out of your head and […]

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Yoga with Melissa 120 Breathe, Love and Let Go

March 10, 2012 Intermediate Yoga Class
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This class grew out of my own personal experience of learning to live with a genetic neurological disease of multiple daily migraine attacks over the last eight weeks. Out of this experience I have learned that all that matters is to breathe, love and let go. During this time, my breath has become my lifeline. […]

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Yoga with Melissa 119 Lining Up Hips, Knees, Ankles and Feet

February 27, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 119 is all about lining up your hip, knees and ankle joints. This hatha yoga class is excellent for anybody suffering with knee issues or arthritis in their hips or knees. In this class imagine your hip, knee and ankle joints as three dots that create a straight line. These simple movements […]

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Yoga with Melissa 118 Beginner´s Yoga: Opening Organically to Breath

February 9, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 118 is a beginner’s yoga class on breath. This hatha yoga class is about opening gently to the organic flow of breath in your body without forcing or grasping. We will begin by bringing awareness to breath in three parts of your torso: your belly, your rib cage and your chest. This […]

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Yoga with Melissa 115, Vishnu Series, Lakshmi

January 5, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 115 is on Lakshmi. During the last hatha yoga class in a series on Vishnu, we will focus on Lakshmi, the Goddess of Abundance. The concept for this class came from Danny Arguetty’s book, Nourishing the Teacher: Inquiries, Contemplations and Insights on the Path of Yoga. Instead of focusing on lack in […]

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Yoga with Melissa 114, Vishnu Series, Buddha

December 23, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 114 is on Vishnu’s incarnation as Buddha. This continues our series of hatha yoga classes on Vishnu’s avatars with his ninth incarnation as Buddha. In this incarnation Vishnu came to remove suffering from the world. In this practice we will focus on the shared Buddhist and yogic concepts of mindfulness, letting go […]

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Yoga with Melissa 113 Vishnu Series, Krishna/Gopala

December 22, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa is about Vishnu’s Vishnu’s eighth incarnation as Kirshna, the friend and teacher who delivers the Bhagavadgita to Arjuna. Krishna is a symbol of devotion, love, and pure joy. Through the Bhagavadgita Krishna shows the way of karma yoga and bhakti yoga. In this class we will focus on Krishna’s young days as […]

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Yoga with Melissa 112, Vishnu Series: Ram

December 21, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 112 is on Ram. In honor of Vishnu’s incarnation as Ram we will be practicing gentleness, affections, friendliness and tenderness in this hatha yoga class. Together with his wife Sita, Ram was known as an example of faithfulness, steadfastness, incorruptibility and honesty. In honor of Ram we will practice bow pose and […]

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