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Awakening Your True Self Series Aversion Part 2

February 26, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Aversion This week we continue with the five hindrances. The five hindrances are common mental states that arise in our practice and lives that can impede our practice. They have been observed and taught as part of Buddhist studies. In teaching about the five hindrances, Sharon Salzberg quotes the Buddha, he says, “Our minds are […]

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Namaste Yoga 309 Awakening Your True Self Series: Recognition

December 11, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Recognition Welcome to a brand new Namaste Yoga series on mindfulness. Mindfulness is a non-judging, receptive awareness. You could view mindfulness as a respectful attention. We tend to go through our days giving attention with reaction, judgment, likes dislikes and we even ignore what is happening. Sometimes we measure our experiences based on our expectations. […]

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Namaste Yoga 308 Cultural Conditioning Series The Myth of Perfect Health

December 4, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Health 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. We tend to buy into the myth the perfect health is something that we can achieve, […]

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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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