Ganesha yoga sequence

Yoga with Melissa 128, Ganesh Series: Ganesh Teaches Humility

May 17, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 128 is on Humility. It is the final class in a series of classes on the mythology of Ganesh. Each of these stories are archetypal and teaches us something about ourselves. In this story, Kubera, the God of wealth, invites Shiva, the God of destruction and his wife Parvati to dinner in […]

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Yoga with Melissa 127 Ganesh Series, Ganesh Honours his Parents

May 10, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class
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Ganesha had a brother whose name was Kartikeya. Ganesha was very clever and sweet natured, where as Kartikeya was very short tempered. Both of them used to play on the mountains and sometimes they used to quarrel. So once they had a very big quarrel and each of them thought that the other one was […]

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Yoga with Melissa 125, Ganesh Series: Ganesh Teaches us About Discernment

April 26, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class
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Sage Vyasa was meditating in the Himalayas. Lord Brahma appeared before him and asked him to write the Mahabharatham for the benefit of all. Sage Vyasa said that he could not compose the verse and write it down too and therefore asked for the help of someone wise, who would write down as he sang. […]

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Yoga with Melissa 124: Ganesh Series: Remover of Obstacles

April 20, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class
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I want to remind you that the stories of Hindu Deities represent aspects of ourselves … and particularly today’s story represents how reckless we can be internally in our own internal environment. Bhasmasur was a devotee of the god Shiva who performed great penance to obtain a boon from the deity. Shiva became pleased and […]

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Yoga with Melissa 123 Ganesh Series: Ganesh’s Cat and the Teachings of Interconnection

April 12, 2012 Intermediate Yoga Class
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One day, as a child, Ganesh amused himself by tormenting his pet cat, pulling on her tail, rolling her up and down. After a few minutes of amusing himself, he left the cat and went away. He didn’t give too much thought to what he had done to the cat and went to meet his […]

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