Annamaya Kosha

What does yoga mean to me physically

March 19, 2013 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Today’s question comes from Maya Tiegrah for research she is doing for graduate school. What does yoga mean to me physically? Physically – physically yoga allows me to move my body and again this is another way that I start to clear out (saucha) the debris so that I can access the deepest part of […]

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Joint Pain and Diet

February 26, 2013 Melissa's Blog Posts
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I’m here with my friend Kelly at Kelly’s Bake Shoppe in Burlington Ontario. She is an expert on nutrition and so I thought I would ask her your questions about joint pain and diet. Remember that yoga is fantastic for joint pain, but it is only part of the picture. According to the theory of […]

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Green Smoothies

January 7, 2013 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Melissa’s Mindful Munchies: Green Smoothies Welcome to the first episode of Melissa’s Mindful Munchies. This morning I’ll show you how Tim and I often start our mornings. Yesterday I was at the market and I told you how excited I was to start juicing, but as fortune would have it, the juicer we brought with […]

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The Five Koshas

September 4, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

How is it that yoga affects mind, body and spirit when it seems you are just moving your physical body? The answer to this question lies in the koshas. The koshas refer to the “sheaths” or layers of your bodies from the densest most physical layer of your annamaya kosha to the outermost spiritual layer […]

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