aparigraha

Spring Clean 2018 Closet Clearout

May 14, 2018 Vlog
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Closet Clearout Join me in this short video for a huge spring clean 2018 of my closet. In this video I will show you how I´m clearing out my closet physically and emotionally. I will also show you how I am organizing my closet for the spring and summer season here in Victoria B.C. Joint […]

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Yoga with Melissa 365 Moving at the Speed of Our Bodies: Inner Balance and Abundance

January 6, 2017 Advanced Yoga Class
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Balance and Abundance Yoga with Melissa 365 Moving at the Speed of Our Bodies: Inner Balance and Abundance Brahmacharya and Aparigraha As we come into the New Year we enter a time when we have excessive expectations from our body. We want extravagant gains financially, professionally, and for our lives in general. We desire unreasonable […]

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Namaste Yoga 301 Focused Living Saucha, Simplicity and Continual Refinement

October 16, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Simplicity This week we arrive at the niyamas, the inner facets of the eight-fold path of yoga. The niyamas allow us to continue our journey inward so that we can uncover our True Nature. We begin with saucha which Nischala Joy Devi translates as simplicity and continual refinement so that you can see your True […]

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Yoga with Melissa 299 Focused Living Letting Go

October 2, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Letting Go Throughout this focused living series we have been focused on creating a life of less, but better. This aligns perfectly with the fifth yama of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras aparigraha. Often this yama focuses on letting go of material possessions and that will definitely create space in your life. However with this series we […]

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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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Throw away the boxes: Connect with your True Self

March 4, 2013 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Today’s question comes from Melissa from Fox and Owl Metaphysical Manifestations. How does yoga allow people to creatively throw away the boxes …. allowing them to really get in touch with themselves. So often people wear too many masks and costumes. They create distance between themselves and others because they believe that they are too […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 37: Special Series on Yamas & Niyamas: Aparigraha with Dr. Melissa West

June 8, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 37 is a one hour yoga class on aparigraha. It is part of our ten-class series on the yamas and niyamas. This week we explore aparigraha, the last of the yamas or ethical principles as outlined by Patanjali in the yoga sutras. Aparigraha means non-hoarding or non possessiveness. It is said that […]

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