Ahimsa

My Six Life Changing Books of 2015

February 3, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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My Six Life Changing Books of 2015 Here is a list of my favourite and more life changing books of 2016. These books will not have you doing more and producing more. In fact, most of these books will have you reflect on doing less. I begin with a book that lets you relax into […]

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Yoga for Concentration 50 min | Drishti & Ahimsa | Yoga with Melissa 295

September 4, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Nonviolence Welcome to a brand new series on Namaste Yoga. When we asked you what your biggest obstacle to practicing yoga, many of you spoke of interruptions and distractions, putting your yoga time first before other demands. Some of you spoke about how your mind is full of other things, a lot of you talked […]

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Eating Seasonally and Eating as a Yogi

December 2, 2014 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Eating as a Yogi Hi Melissa, I notice very much how my diet changes with the seasons. I follow seasonal foods with veg boxes and what I harvest in the garden, but my instincts pick out different meats, dairy and grains at different times of year too. Are there different suggestions for the doshas as […]

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Violence Against Women | Ahimsa Hatha Yoga 54 mins | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 253

November 14, 2014 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Violence Against Women Available in English, French and Italian This class dedicated to end violence against women. It is an aspiration practice where we strive for a world without violence. In yoga we call this ahimsa or loving kindness. In this class we honour all women who are living in situations of violence and oppression, […]

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Ahimsa and One of our Guiding Principles

August 14, 2013 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Ahimsa The first yama of yoga is ahimsa, non-violence or put in a more positive way is loving kindness. One of the guiding principles of our lives and the ways we try to run Namaste Yoga is “promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.” This is an ethic that we can come […]

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Yoga with Melissa 174: Desensitized to Violence

April 20, 2013 Beginners Yoga Class
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Ahimsa (Nonviolence) a 45 Minute Hatha Yoga Practice Yoga with Melissa Cultural Conditioning Series e 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. This past […]

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Ahimsa Choose Peace

August 11, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

A few days ago I shared this image on my Facebook page 56 people liked it, 22 people shared it and 16 people commented on it. That is a lot of engagement even for my page. The picture is of an iceberg and shows the tip of the iceberg above the water and then the […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 33: Special Series on the Yamas and Niyamas: Ahimsa with Dr Melissa West

August 6, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes

Yoga with Melissa 33 is about ahimsa or nonviolence. This is the first in a ten-class series on the yamas and niyamas as outlined by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. The yoga sutra is one of the most well-known spiritual texts of yoga. The yamas and niyamas are the ethical practices and social observances by […]

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Yoga with Melissa 16: Sankalpa: Reflecting on our New Year’s Resolutions with Dr. Melissa West

January 11, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 16 is a perfect opportunity to reflect on the energy behind our new year’s resolutions. New Year’s resolutions are usually backed with an energy of will power, of resolving to make it happen. We can be very hard on ourselves as we push ourselves to exercise more, eat better, get out of […]

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