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Yoga for Upper Body Strength

July 13, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga for Upper Body Strength Today we are going to be talking about yoga for upper body strength, why it is so important, why yoga is good for strength and muscle and which yoga poses in particular are good for upper body strength. Why is upper body strength so important? The more muscle mass you […]

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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 143 – Shiva Series- Introduction

September 8, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class

With Yoga with Melissa epiosde 143 we are introduced to the Hindu God Shiva which means auspicious one. Shiva is the destroyer and transformer among Trinity of Gods including Brahma the creator and Vishnu the preserver. He is the ultimate yogi who lives the life as an ascetic meditating in Mount Kailash. As a householder […]

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Yoga with Melissa 91 Yoga Stories Series: Bhujangasana Cobra with Dr. Melissa West

July 20, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 91 is on Cobra or Bhujangasana.  It is another story of rebirth and regeneration! The cobra is said to be a symbol of relinquishing our fears as we progress on the spiritual path. Shiva wears a cobra around his neck symbolizing his deep familiarity with the fear of death (he is the […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 19: Hip and Heart Openers with Dr. Melissa West

February 1, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Hip and Heart Openers In episode 19 of Yoga with Melissa, you will be lead through a series of hip and heart openers. The yoga class begins with some gentle movements to release your spine. Poses such as lunge, warrior I and natarajasana open the front of your hips, leading into a series of backbends […]

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Yoga with Melissa 18: Facing our Fears in Winter with Dr. Melissa West

January 24, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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In this episode of Namaste Yoga we will explore Traditional Chinese Medicine’s dominant organ of winter, kidneys, and their corresponding emotion, fear. Melissa encourages you to explore the theme of fear in your life from fear of the unknown to those general ongoing worries. Physically this practice opens the hips, the groin, and the heart […]

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