Durga

What are the Five Bhavas?

June 20, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Five Bhavas? Bhakti yoga is a yoga of the Hindu tradition that offers a total surrender and faith to God and develops our capacity to love. It is said when realization is reached on this path of devotion that you will love all and hate none. It is not about generating love for personal gain. […]

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What is Bhakti Yoga?

June 19, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Bhakti Yoga Bhakti Yoga is said to be the fast track to enlightenment. In this video I will explain what bhakti yoga is and how my practice of it has evolved over time. Bhakti yoga is a yoga of the Hindu tradition that offers a total surrender and faith to God and develops our capacity […]

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Namaste Yoga 303 Focused Living Tapas Continue Refining

October 30, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Boundaries A couple of weeks ago when we began the niyamas with saucha we explored them this time through with Nischala Joy Devi’s translation as continual refinement to see your True Nature. With tapas we will continue this refinement of our actions through our bodies, minds and speech. Nischala Joy Devi says the Bhagavad Gita […]

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Over the Moon Pose, Chandraghanta Durga Series, Advanced Hatha Yoga, Yoga with Melissa 184

June 28, 2013 Advanced Yoga Class
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The Courage to Open to Serenity and Peace: Intermediate to Advanced Yoga Class The third facet of Goddess Durga is ‘Chandraghanta’, who is worshipped on the third day of Navaratri, for peace, tranquility and prosperity in life. Goddess Chandraghanta is the married form the Goddess Parvati. After getting married to Lord Shiva Goddess Mahagauri started […]

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Happy Navaratri

October 15, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

This week marks the festival of 9 days of Navaratri, when Hindu’s invoke the the universal mother, in her form as “Durga.” This year the festival falls from October 15th to 23rd.Today is the beginning of Navaratri, the nine nights of celebration when we invoke the the universal mother, in her form as “Durga.” On […]

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