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Yoga with Melissa 228, Yoga for Back Pain 1 hr Yoga Class, Pratyahara: The Eight Limbs of Yoga

May 23, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga Senses The fifth class in our eight limbs of yoga series focuses on the fifth limb, pratyahara. Pratyahara translates as control of this senses. This class will begin with a pratyahara practice where we will bring awareness to our five senses. Rather than focus on withdrawal of the senses from a place of deprivation, we […]

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Yoga with Melissa 211, How to Tame Your Monkey Mind, Hanuman Series

January 10, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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First Class in Hanuman Series: Introduction to Hanuman Hanuman is a half-monkey, half-human Hindu deity who is the central character of the Ramayana. Hanuman mind symbolizes monkey mind which is restless and never still. Yet we can have control over it. We can’t control the world around us, but we can have control over our […]

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Yoga for Hormonal Balance and Endocrine System, Benefits of Yoga Series, Yoga with Melissa 199

October 11, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Benefits of Yoga Series Your endocrine system secretes hormones directly into your bloodstream. Your endocrine glands run through the central channel of your body balancing your chemical makeup. As many of you know if any of your hormones are off a bit, it can throw off your whole being physically, emotionally, and mentally. You’ve heard […]

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Yoga with Melissa 194, Benefits of Yoga Series, Yoga for Flexibility

September 6, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 194 Benefits of Yoga Series One of the main benefits of practicing yoga is flexibility. The yoga asanas allow us to become more limber in our bodies, bodies that are stiff from sitting all day at computers, on commuter trains, and flaking out on couches watching television. According to the Toa Te […]

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Yoga with Melissa 193, Benefits of Yoga Series, 50 Minute Yoga for Strength

August 30, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Strength Yoga When you practice yoga you think first of your physical body and the asanas. When you think of strength, you think first of the strength of your physical body. In yoga there is something called the koshas, the layers of your body. The densest layer is your physical body, there are much more […]

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Minimalist Yoga A 50 Minute Hatha Yoga Class, Cultural Conditioning Series, Yoga with Melissa 177

May 10, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Cultural Conditioning: Less is More A Free Intermediate Yoga Class 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. Today’s theme comes from Viola Vazio from […]

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Fear of Failure: A 50-Minute Intermediate to Advanced Hatha Yoga Class: Yoga with Melissa 176

May 2, 2013 Advanced Yoga Class
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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. Today’s theme comes from Lisa Bloss and she suggested we look at our need to win or […]

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Yoga with Melissa 168 Compassion in Action, Lakshmi Series, Elephant Lakshmi

March 8, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Show Notes:Yoga with Melissa 168 Compassion in Action, Lakshmi Series, Elephant Lakshmi “Those are the Tracks of a Really Big Elephant” an Intermediate to Advanced Yoga Class Gaja Lakshmi or the Elephant Lakshmi was born out of the churning of the ocean of the consciousness. This form of Lakshmi comes from the story Samudra Manthan […]

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Yoga for Creativity, Lakshmi Series: Goddess Shashti, Yoga with Melissa 167

March 1, 2013 Advanced Yoga Class

Show Notes for Yoga with Melissa 167 Yoga for Creativity, Lakshmi Series, Goddess Shasti An Intermediate – Advanced Yoga Class This week as I reflect back on episode 166 of  Yoga with Melissa, Santana Lakshmi and the abundance of fertility, I am looking back on the theme of creativity. Many of us struggle with creativity, […]

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Yoga for Fertility and Abundance, Lakshmi Series, Yoga with Melissa 166

February 22, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Show Notes: Episode 166 This week we are tuning into the Goddess of fertility, Santana Lakshmi. Santana means offspring. Santana Lakshmi blesses her devotees with the wealth of good children who will possess good health and a long life. She also protects infants from danger and disease. Satana Lakshmi has 6 arms. The number six reminds […]

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