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Yoga with Melissa 343 Poetry In Motion Paradox

August 5, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Paradox by Jeff Dickson The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less. We buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less […]

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Namaste Yoga 330 Awaken Your True Self Series, The Six Paramitas or The Six Perfections, Cherish Your Energy

May 6, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga for Energy In our Awakening Your True Self Series we are exploring the Six Paramitas or Six Perfections. The intention behind cultivating the six perfections is for the development of compassion. It is considered a path of the Bodhisattva. Today we are reflecting on the fourth paramita or the fourth perfection, the perfection of […]

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Namaste Yoga 328 Awakening to Your True Self Series, The Six Perfections: Patience Part 2

April 22, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Patience Part 2 In our Awakening Your True Self Series we are exploring the Six Paramitas or Six Perfections. The intention behind cultivating the six perfections is for the development of compassion. It is considered a path of the Bodhisattva. Today we are reflecting on the third paramita or third perfection which is ksanti paramita […]

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Namaste Yoga 327 Awakening to Your True Self Series, The Six Perfections: Patience

April 15, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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The Six Perfections: Patience In our Awakening Your True Self Series we are exploring the Six Paramitas or Six Perfections. The intention behind cultivating the six perfections is for the development of compassion. It is considered a path of the Bodhisattva. Today we are reflecting on the third paramita or third perfection which is ksanti […]

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Namaste Yoga 326 Awakening to Your True Self Series, The Six Perfections: Morality

April 8, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Morality In our Awakening Your True Self Series we are exploring the Six Paramitas or Six Perfections. The intention behind cultivating the six perfections is for the development of compassion. It is considered a path of the Bodhisattva. Today we are reflecting on the second of the six perfections or six paramitas, sila paramita or […]

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Namaste Yoga 300: The Journey of Awakening

October 12, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Awakening Today we will reflect on our journey of awakening through the story of the Phoenix. We will do this because awakening ironically has as much or more to do with the descending journey as it does to do with the ascending journey. The phoenix is a mythical story of rebirth and resurrection. According to […]

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Manifest with Chakra Yoga, 40 mins, Guru Mantra, Yoga Stories 2, Yoga with Melissa 234

July 4, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Manifesting through Yoga This week we will continue with the Guru Mantra. gurur brahma gurur visnu gurur devo mahesvara guruh saksat parambrahma tasmai sri gurave namah The guru is Brahma, The guru is Vishnu The Guru is Shiva (Devo Mahesvara) The guru is nearby and the guru is everywhere To the guru I offer, all […]

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What is Fibromyalgia and How Can Yoga Help?

August 28, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Fibromyalgia is an arthritis related condition which includes chronic muscular pain and stiffness, aches, inflammation, soft tissues tenderness, headaches, dizziness, nausea, cognitive impairment, general fatigue and disturbances in sleep. It affects mostly women between the ages of 30 and 50. Approximately 1 in 50 Americans were estimated to have fibromyalgia in 2004, or between 3 […]

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How to breath during Yoga with Dr. Melissa West

August 9, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Debbie from FB Could you tell me the best video to teach me the right way to breathe during yoga. Thank you. This is a great question and a difficult one to answer because teaching good breathing is one of the main cornerstones of my teaching philosophy … so many of my classes focus on […]

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and Yoga with Dr.Melissa West

July 12, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Hi Melissa,  My husband was just diagnosed with the beginning stage of COPD, the main cause was from smoking. To  keep the disease from progressing he uses medication prescribed by his doctor, plus he needs to incorporate more cardio. He’s been a life-long weightlifter and is in good shape, but I think yoga would be […]

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