365 days yoga challenge

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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Yoga with Melissa 108 Vishnu Series: Garudasana or Eagle

December 5, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 108 is on Garudasana or Eagle Pose. Over the next eight weeks we will embark on a special series of hatha yoga classes related to Vishnu, the Hindu God of Preservation. The Hindu God’s give us an opportunity to reflect on their qualities, trials and tribulations within our own personal experiences in […]

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Yoga with Melissa 107, Beginner Yoga Two: Finding Time

December 5, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 107 is a second beginner yoga class focused on Finding Time. When asked what the biggest challenge they faced in their lives, you responded, time management, lack of time, not enough time, difficulty finding time to do yoga, and being present when you do actually find time to do yoga instead of […]

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Yoga with Melissa 106 Yoga of Emotions: Love

December 5, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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 Yoga with Melissa 106 is on Love. This is the last of a series of hatha yoga classes on emotions. This is a beautiful practice of heart openers in which we appreciate the beauty and grace of unfolding our bodies. Through yoga asana we recognize that beauty is everywhere and always there to be loved. […]

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Yoga with Melissa 105, Yoga of Emotions: Wonder

December 5, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 105,  shows an exciting gateway into dropping the over-rationalizing egoic mind, suspending “reason” and entering into wonder. In this hatha yoga class,  we will open up to the wonder and miracle of life. We begin by bringing awareness to our breath, the very thing which brings us life without even consciously being […]

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Yoga with Melissa 104, Yoga of Emotions, Courage

December 5, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 104 is on courage. In this hatha yoga class we tap into our inner strength and discover our courage through yoga. We begin by becoming aware of the physical strength of our bodies. The practice reflects on the courage of hanuman through hanumasana and the great warrior Arjuna through the warrior poses. […]

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Yoga with Melissa 103, Yoga of Emotions: Calmness

December 5, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 103 is on Calmness. This continues our series of classes of hatha yoga classes onemotions based on Peter Marchand’s book, The Yoga of the Nine Emotions. We begin the class with a Tich Nhat Hanh mantra and then move into a series of mini yoga vinyasas inspired by Mark Whitwell, Ron Stapleton […]

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Yoga with Melissa 102, Yoga of Emotions: Anger

December 5, 2011 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga with Melissa 102 is on the Emotions of Anger. Continuing our series based on Peter Marchand’s The Yoga of Nine Emotions we will navigate the emotion of anger. In the yoga community there may be this misconception that it is all rainbows, unicorns and butterflies – but let’s get real, we’re real people, living […]

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Yoga with Melissa 101: Yoga for Beginners, How to do Yoga

December 5, 2011 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga with Melissa 101 is a beginner yoga class. This class will introduce you to the foundations of yoga and the foundational poses. Yoga has become associated with the physical postures here in the West, but it is part of a greater tradition that includes breath practice, mantra, mudras, and philosophy. Yoga means to yoke, […]

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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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