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Quick and Easy Way to Stimulate Your Immune System

July 26, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Are you feeling run down? Cold and flu season got you worried? Want to boost your immune system quickly? If so this video is for you. Hi I’m Melissa from Yoga with Melissa. I offer Real Yoga for Real People. We are all about connection. Connection with a teacher and teachings that allow you to […]

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Yoga with Melissa 379 Heart Stabilization Series: Turning Poison into Medicine

April 14, 2017 Advanced Yoga Class
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Tree Medicine Difficulties can be the source of our deepest wisdom, patience, balance and compassion. My teacher’s teacher, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche says the spiritual progress from the ego’s point of view is one insult after another. Normally when challenges, mistakes, difficulties arise in our life we feel blame, frustration or a sense of failure, we […]

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Yin Yoga in Aromatherapy Sea Salt Bath for Adrenal Fatigue

March 29, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Sea Salt Bath for Adrenal Fatigue Today I’m going to show you 2 yin yoga poses for adrenal fatigue that you can do in a beautiful aromatherapy sea salt bath to restore energy. This will scratch the surface of adrenal fatigue so if you want to go deeper, with leading edge research and ongoing support […]

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Victoria BC welcomes Spring…Finally : Vlog 59

March 20, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Spring in Victoria We started our week with some filming (would you believe that?) I filmed a video about what is hatha yoga? Hatha yoga is its own style of yoga. Hatha is a sanskrit word which breaks down to ha for sun and tha for moon. Just like the sun brings the energy to […]

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Yoga with Melissa 371 Moving at the Speed of Our Bodies, Find Your Still Center

February 17, 2017 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Find Your Still Center We live in a world of endless activity that tends to pull us away from our still center. From the minute we wake up in the morning our cell phone is in our hands and we begin the endless scrolling through social media and rushing through our days. Rarely in our […]

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Yoga with Melissa 174: Desensitized to Violence

April 20, 2013 Beginners Yoga Class
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Ahimsa (Nonviolence) a 45 Minute Hatha Yoga Practice Yoga with Melissa Cultural Conditioning Series e 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. This past […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 146 – Shiva’s Destruction of the Demon Tripura

October 5, 2012 Yoga with Melissa Episodes

Shiva’s Destruction of the Demon Tripura: Confronting our Mortality and Discernment on the Spiritual Path Tarakasura’s three son’s Vidyunmali, Tarakaksha and Viryavana began to perform tapas. For a 100 years they meditated and stood only on one foot. For a thousand more years they live only on air, meditating. For the next one thousand years […]

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Yoga with Melissa 144 Cycles: Beginnings, Middles and Endings Shiva Series: How Shiva Came to Life

September 19, 2012 Yoga with Melissa Episodes

At the beginning of time there was water everywhere. There was no beginning and no end. Out of the water Vishnu manifested himself in his form lying on the “Sheshnaga” coils of snakes, floating on the water. While Vishnu was sleeping, a lotus flower sprouted from his navel, it had many petals and shone like […]

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I just completed your beginner video, now what video should I do?

July 27, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts
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I just completed your beginner video, now what video should I do? Do I go back to Namaste Yoga 1 and work through from the beginning? Do they go in order of difficulty? There are a couple of different playlists of beginner videos on my Youtube Channel. The first one is a playlist of three […]

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Uncovering Joy on Namaste Yoga with Willow

July 23, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Last night I had a dream I was being chased by a snake in the water. Eventually the snake caught up with me and bit me on my hand. I had to pry the snake off my hand and throw it back in the water. This morning I looked up the meaning of the dream. […]

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