Eagle pose

Eagles Arms Modifications for your Yoga Practice

July 28, 2014 Melissa's Blog Posts
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6 Modifications for Eagle arms Dear Melissa, I need help with my eagle arms! I don’t seem to be able to do this. Can you suggest some modifications? Thanks, Linda Dear Linda Thank you for your question. You may be interested in a blog post we did about a year ago on 3 different modifications […]

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Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 230: Eagle Pose or Garudasana, 50 min yoga class, Dhyana: The Eight Limbs of Yoga

June 6, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Continuous Meditation The seventh class in the eight limbs of yoga series is about dhyana or meditation. Dhyana arises naturally out of the sixth limb, dharana, a gentle awareness. The difference between the two is that dhyana is continuous. In this class we will use eagle pose to generate a continuous focus and as 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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Yoga with Melissa 163 for Abundance, Wealth and Prosperity, Dhana Lakshmi, Lakshmi Series

January 31, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Props Needed: blocks Yoga Asanas/Yoga Postures: Bridge/Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Cat/Marjaryasana, Tricep Pushups/chaturanga dandasana, Butterfly Pose/Baddha Konasana, Turtle/kurmasana, Frog/Mandukasana, Mountain/Tadasana, Tree Pose/Vrkasana, Palm Tree/Talasana, Eagle/Garudasana, Standing Forward Fold/Uttanasana, Crow Pose/Bakasana, Standing keyhole with kubera mudra, 1/2 Moon Balancing Pose/Ardha Chandrasana, Savasana/Corpse Pose You can leave your ratings, comments and testimonials by clicking here. For more great […]

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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 139 Keepin it Real Yogi Style Trust

August 7, 2012 Yoga with Melissa Episodes

As we continue our series of yoga classes on Keepin’ it Real Yoga Style we arrive at Jon Kabbit Zin’s fourth quality for mindfulness: trust. When teaching Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy yoga I ask my students, what would it be like to experience your body as a wise teacher? In a culture where we have […]

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Yoga with Melissa 108 Vishnu Series: Garudasana or Eagle

December 5, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 108 is on Garudasana or Eagle Pose. Over the next eight weeks we will embark on a special series of hatha yoga classes related to Vishnu, the Hindu God of Preservation. The Hindu God’s give us an opportunity to reflect on their qualities, trials and tribulations within our own personal experiences in […]

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Yoga with Melissa 86 Yoga Stories: Eagle Pose with Nienke from Yoga Bliss

June 17, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes

Yoga with Melissa 86 is on eagle pose, Gaurudasana: Mythical King of the Birds. The eagle pose mainly focuses on the shoulders and hips but also improves flexibility in all the major joints in the body: ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, elbows and wrists. Please be mindful of any shoulder or knee issues/injuries. The eagle invites […]

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Yoga with Melissa 76 : True Self with Dr. Melissa West

April 6, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 76 is on your True Self. This hatha yoga class will focus on coming into direct and immediate experience of our divine nature, our true essence. Drawing from the teachings of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras we will practice yoga to free us from the drama, the tragedy and the saga created by our […]

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Yoga with Melissa 69: Special Series on Chakras and their Archetypes, Third Eye Chakra and the Intuitive

February 16, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 69 is on the sixth chakra and the Intuitive Archetype. As we work our way up the chakras we arrive at the sixth chakra, the third eye, located between the two real eyes, slightly above them, in the center of your forehead. This energy center has to do with wisdom, knowledge, intuition, […]

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