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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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Deserted Islands & Snow in Victoria on Vlog#11

April 18, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Snow, Donuts and Deserted Islands We start the week in my outdoor office, on a deserted island in oak bay, surrounded by seals, while I listened to a podcast preparing for this week’s episode of Namaste Yoga on patience.  I reflect on the patience that I bring to physical pain, as well as the patience […]

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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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Yoga with Melissa 317 Awakening Your True Self Series: Equanimity

February 5, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Equanimity This week in our Awakening to Your True Self Series, we continue with the four Brahma Viharas. These translate as supreme states, desired dwelling, divine abiding, or our best home. They include loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. The brahma viharas or the four divine abodes are the teachings on the way we relate […]

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My Six Life Changing Books of 2015

February 3, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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My Six Life Changing Books of 2015 Here is a list of my favourite and more life changing books of 2016. These books will not have you doing more and producing more. In fact, most of these books will have you reflect on doing less. I begin with a book that lets you relax into […]

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Namaste Yoga 315 Awakening Your True Self Series: Compassion

January 22, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Compassion This week in our Awakening to Your True Self Series, we continue with the four Brahama Viharas. These translate as supreme states, desired dwelling, divine abiding, or our best home. They include loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. The brahma viharas or the four divine abodes are the teachings on the way we relate […]

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Namaste Yoga 314 Awakening to Your True Self Loving Kindness

January 15, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Loving Kindness This week in our Awakening to Your True Self Series, we continue with the four Brahma Viharas. These translate as supreme states, desired dwelling, divine abiding, or our best home. They include loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. The brahma viharas or the four divine abodes are the teachings on the way we […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 33: Special Series on the Yamas and Niyamas: Ahimsa with Dr Melissa West

August 6, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes

Yoga with Melissa 33 is about ahimsa or nonviolence. This is the first in a ten-class series on the yamas and niyamas as outlined by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. The yoga sutra is one of the most well-known spiritual texts of yoga. The yamas and niyamas are the ethical practices and social observances by […]

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Namaste Yoga 4: Yoga for Acceptance with Dr. Melissa West

September 28, 2009 Earlier Yoga Episodes

This yoga practice is about learning to accept what we discover about ourselves with compassion and kindness. We being to love ourselves as perfectly imperfect beings. When we struggle we accept the struggle. Through this practice we can begin to see what is easy for us to accept and what is more difficult for us […]

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