gratitude and mindfulness

Nonviolent Communication | 1 hour Hatha Yoga | Gratitude Series | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 292

August 14, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Nonviolent Communication In the words of the Buddha, awakening and freedom are found: When sitting, standing, walking and lying down, through right speech, right action, right livelihood, inwardly and outwardly, with the whole body, feelings, mind, and relationships; in solitude and community; in prison, hut, farm or palace, in times of war or peace; in […]

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Yoga Sutra 1 hour Intermediate Hatha Yoga | Gratitude Series | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 291

August 7, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Think Gratitude This is the seventh class in our yoga for gratitude series and will focus on gratitude for thought. Drawing on book two verse 33 and 34 of the yoga sutras we will focus on cultivating the opposite when our thoughts are filled with self-judgment, criticism, shame and unworthiness. This class is inspired by […]

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Core Yoga Class 1 hour Intermediate | Gratitude Series | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 290

July 31, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Core Yoga Class A few weeks ago in my yoga class my teacher, Carly Forest, shared a teaching which opened and softened a lot within me. She suggested offering a prayer, “May I open to difficulty.” For all the controlling, and planning, there is no way to avoid difficulty. It is going to arise in […]

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Backbend Yoga Sequence | Gratitude Series | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 289

July 24, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Backbends : We know from Namaste Yoga, that the stories of the Hindu pantheon and Hindu mythology are no strangers to gratitude and spirituality. When Ganesh was challenged by his brother to a race around the universe, instead he showed his devotion to his parents by circling them, saying, you are my entire universe. Hanuman […]

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Sun Salutations for Beginners | Gratitude Series | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 288

July 17, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Sun Salutations A Few Notes on How to Do Sun Salutations: In this class I will show you step by step, pose by pose instructions on how to do sun salutations or surya namaskar. The yoga postures in this class will prepare your body for the walk through in sun salutations. If you have arthritis […]

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