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Complete Beginner Yoga Class: Yoga with Melissa 333

May 27, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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Complete Beginner Yoga Today’s yoga class is a beginner’s yoga class for complete beginners. In this yoga class I will offer lots of modifications and explain the benefits of each pose. We will begin with a guided relaxation so that you can check in with your breath and your body and decide what you would […]

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Namaste Yoga 306 Introduction to Spiritual Ecology Beginner Yoga Class

November 20, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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Spiritual Ecology Intake: Injuries, medical conditions, permission from your doctor to participate in yoga, exercise program? What movements will make my condition worse? What movements will make my condition better? The yoga postures we practice today were created by yogis who lived far away from cities as we know them now. They surrounded themselves in […]

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Beginner Yoga How to do Sun Salutations Step by Step, Pose by Pose, Yoga with Melissa 294

August 28, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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Sun Salutations Today’s yoga class is designed for the absolute beginner. You can do this class if you have never done a yoga class before in your life. I will give you slow, easy to follow, step-by-step, pose by pose instructions on how to do sun salutations. I will explain to you in detail how […]

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Yoga with Melissa 135 Beginners Yoga Putting it All Together

July 11, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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All Together :In the final class of the Beginner’s Series we will put it all together: breathing, grounding and spinal elongation. This class will include postures that lengthen your spine, open up your breathing and focus on grounding. Throughout the class you will bring attention to your breathing, your connection to the ground and the […]

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Yoga with Melisssa 133 Beginners Yoga: Twists

June 22, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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Twists This week we are working with twists. Twists are beneficial for releasing tension both physically, but also mentally and emotionally. Twists increase the spinal flexibility and thus are often used as preparatory poses for backbends and other yoga postures. Twists are stimulating and are known to create heat or fire in your body and […]

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Yoga for Beginners | Beginner Yoga for Concentration 1 hour | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 274

April 10, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Focus :When we asked beginner’s what their biggest obstacles to learning yoga was many of them answered focus. Laura says, I’m a beginner among beginners and my big huge stumbling block is staying focused! My mind always runs to other thoughts while I’m practising. Kerri says, I think my biggest challenge is slowing my mind. […]

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Beginner Yoga for Flexibility | Yoga for Beginners 1 hour | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 273

April 3, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Flexibility When we asked beginner’s what the biggest obstacle to learning yoga they faced, many of them responded with lack of flexibility. The great news is that you don’t have to be flexible to do yoga. You practice yoga to become flexible. As adults, we are confined to chairs, desks, couches, cars, public transportation and […]

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Easy to Follow Beginner Yoga, Yoga with Melissa 272

March 27, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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Easy to Follow Beginner Yoga :In our culture of busy there is enough to keep up to without having difficulty with following your yoga class. In our yoga class we will question the need to live this way on and off our yoga mats. We will question our assumptions about stress, struggle and effort whether […]

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Step by Step Beginner Yoga, Yoga with Melissa 271

March 20, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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Step by Step : In the age of digital media there can be a desire to skip the stage of beginner and go to the end of the path of mastery. In our culture of image rich mastery it can be challenging to occupy the space of beginner and take things step by step. To […]

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Yoga for Beginners | Beginner Yoga SLOW 1 hour | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 270

March 13, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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Slow When we asked beginner’s what their biggest stumbling block to learning yoga was, the second most offered response was that beginner classes moved too fast. Today we are talking about and practicing slow yoga. Slow yoga is something we can embody in thought, word, and action. By moving our bodies more slowly in yoga […]

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