beginners yoga

Start Yoga with Namaste Yoga

July 29, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Beginners Start Yoga with Namaste Yoga Are you new to yoga? Have you always wanted to begin a yoga practice but don’t know where to start? This August we are going to be leading a beginner yoga challenge right here and on Instagram. As luck would have it, Namaste Yoga has 31 beginner yoga classes. […]

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Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 252 | Yoga for Beginners | Beginner Yoga Breathing (60 mins)

November 7, 2014 Beginners Yoga Class
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Breath This beginner’s yoga class on breath teaches the fundamentals on breath. Quite simply we will explore inhalation, the breath in and exhalation, the breath out. Additionally we will stretch the container of the breath through yoga postures or asanas that open up the chest, back, side body and soften the belly. Finally we will […]

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Yoga for Beginners | 60 min Beginner Yoga Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 251

October 31, 2014 Beginners Yoga Class
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How far should I go? In this 1 hour beginner yoga class we will look at how far we should go in beginning yoga poses. If the physical sensation in your body is so strong that it is all that you are able to focus on, then even your beginning yoga routine and the most […]

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Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 250 |Yoga for Beginners | Beginner Yoga Intention (70 mins)

October 24, 2014 Beginners Yoga Class
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Today we are learning all about Intention/Sankalpa. This 71 minute yoga for beginners class will teach you about intention or sankalpa. This is gentle yoga with yoga exercises for beginners starting with a guided relaxation. We will begin by stretching your hips with beginning yoga pose keyhole stretch. Then we will stretch your hamstrings with […]

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9 Modifications for Pigeons Pose

May 21, 2013 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Today’s question comes to us from David and he requested another video like the one we did on Bow Pose where we showed lots of modifications and options. This video will show you lots of modifications for pigeon’s pose and options for changing up the pose if you have trouble with it. Props Needed – […]

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Back Pain Relief for a Bulging Disc

April 17, 2013 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Hi Dr. West. I’m 19 years old and I have 2 bulging discs in my back. I do your yoga videos faithfully but I’ve noticed I can’t find any to help back pain. Is there something you would recommend? Today’s Question comes from Alexa in Louisiana Thanks a bunch from down here in Louisiana 🙂 Dear […]

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Beginner Yoga for Strength : Beginners Yoga Class, Yoga with Melissa 170

March 22, 2013 Beginners Yoga Class
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Today’s class is about accessing your own bold strength. Through accessing your muscular power and vigor in today’s class you will also find mental, emotional and spiritual courage, power and fortitude. What does it mean to you to have strength? Where do you feel strength in your body? This hatha yoga class is a beginner […]

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Yoga with Melissa 169 Abundance of Nourishment, Lakshmi Series

March 17, 2013 Beginners Yoga Class

  Show Notes: Yoga with Melissa 169 Ashta Lakshmi is the form of Goddess Lakshmi who is named for “Dhanya” which means grains. This form of Lakshmi will ensure that we get all the wholesome nutrients and minerals we need for a healthy body, mind and spirit. Today we will focus on the part of Dhanya […]

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Yoga with Melissa 159 Beginner Yoga Cobra and Bow Pose

January 4, 2013 Beginners Yoga Class
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Cobra Pose and Bow Pose Props Needed: Yoga Mat Yoga Postures/Asanas: savasana resting over rolled up yoga mat, reclined twist/Jathara Parivartanasana, cat pose/Marjaryasana, tricep push up/chaturanga dandasana, leg extensions/ locust, lunge pose/Ashwa Sanchalanasana/Anjaneyasana, standing side bend/chandrasana, standing backbend/Anuvittasana, cobra/Bhujangasana, bow pose/dhanurasana, reclined twist/Jathara Parivartanasana Thank you for leaving your ratings, comments and testimonials at http://www.thankyoumelissa.com […]

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Beginner Yoga Warrior II and Side Angle Pose: Yoga with Melissa Episode 158

December 28, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class
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Beginner Yoga Warrior II and Side Angle Pose Props Needed: Yoga Mat, Yoga Blocks, Yoga Strap Yoga Postures/Asanas: keyhole (figure four), cat/marajaryasana, plank pose/Uttihita Chaturanga Dandasana, Wide legged standing forward fold/prasarita padottanasana, Side Bend/ Ardha Chandrasana, Warrior II/Virabhadrasana II, Side Angle Pose/Parsvakonasana, Happy Baby/ Ananda Balasana, Savasana/Corpse Pose Thank you for leaving your ratings, comments […]

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