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Weekly Yoga with Melissa West : Poetry in Motion: Episode 339 Be Danced

July 8, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Be Danced We have come to be danced not the pretty dance not the pretty pretty, pick me, pick me dance but the claw our way back into the belly of the sacred, sensual animal dance Jewel Mathieson Weekly Yoga with Melissa West 339 Poetry in Motion: Be Danced we have come to be danced. […]

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Yoga with Melissa 335 Poetry In Motion: The Invitation

June 10, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Heart Opening Yoga In the spring of 1994 Oriah went to a party-an ordinary party-and in her own words, made “a real effort, to be sociable.” She asked and answered the usual questions: “What do you do for a living? How do you know the host? Where did you study? Where do you live?” Oriah […]

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Yoga with Melissa 188, Fearless Yoga: Kaal Ratri Durga, Fire Breathing Goddess, Durga Series

July 26, 2013 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa Episode 188 Kaal Ratri Durga: A Fire Breathing Benevolent Goddess A fire breathing benevolent Goddess We have reached the most violent form of Durga with Kaal Ratri Durga. She is black like the Goddess Kali, she breathes fire, she has wild and crazy hair, lightening coming from her necklace, she carries a […]

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Yoga with Melissa 175 Cultural Conditioning Series “Forever Young” a Chakra Balancing Class

April 26, 2013 Beginners Yoga Class
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Forever Young In our culture we carry a set of beliefs, attitudes, norms, and values used to justify the way we, discriminate, subordinate and prejudicially treat people based on their chronological age in our culture. Even in our subculture of yoga the supposed vigor and beauty of youth adorns the covers of yoga magazines over […]

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Your Unique Inner Wisdom Lakshmi Series, Intermediate Yoga : Yoga with Melissa 165

February 15, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Vidya Lakshmi Your Unique Inner Wisdom Props Needed: Yoga Strap, Yoga Block, Yoga Asanas/Yoga Postures: Mudra of the Inner Self, pranayama/breath awareness, supta padangusthasana/reclined hand to big toe pose, cat pose/marjariasana, thread the needle, pigeon pose/anahatasana, pigeon pose/eka pada rajakapotasana, Breath of Joy, Dancer pose/natarajasana, Triangle/trikonasana, Rabbit/Shashankasana, savasana, corpse pose Thank you for leaving your […]

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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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How can you increase your ability to balance in poses like tree pose or dancer pose?

August 2, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Donna Roach from Facebook: How can you increase your ability to balance in poses like tree pose or dancer pose? I find that if I am very calm and focussed it helps somewhat. Great question Donna. The key to good standing postures is focus and core stability. I have two videos on this on Namaste […]

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Namaste Yoga 117 Beginner Yoga Dancer Pose

February 2, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class
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Dance :In today’s beginner yoga class we will go step by step through opening your body up to dancer pose or natarajasana. This pose is particularly important in our culture because we spend a lot of time sitting in chairs and hunched over our computers, cell phones, personal devices, tablets, reading, driving and eating. This […]

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Yoga with Melissa 106 Yoga of Emotions: Love

December 5, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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 Yoga with Melissa 106 is on Love. This is the last of a series of hatha yoga classes on emotions. This is a beautiful practice of heart openers in which we appreciate the beauty and grace of unfolding our bodies. Through yoga asana we recognize that beauty is everywhere and always there to be loved. […]

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Yoga with Melissa 61: Yoga for Your Organ Body: Spleen and Stomach Meridian

December 14, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 61 is on your Spleen and Stomach Meridians. It is part of our special series on your organ body. Your spleen is part of your immune system and it removes foreign substances and infuses your blood with new immune cells. It is said that when your spleen is strong you experience clarity. […]

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