hatha yoga

Connection | Yoga for Emotional Balance | Celebrating 400 Episodes | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 400

September 8, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Connection While we think that earning more money is going to make us happier, science of neurobiology is showing again and again, that is our social connections that matter the most. In this intermediate hatha yoga class we will explore how connection is crucial to our emotional balance. We will begin this hatha yoga class […]

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Jealousy, Envy and Comparison, Yoga for Emotional Balance, Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 399

September 1, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Jealousy ¨Our being is a brilliant pattern of energies, a spectrum of possibilities. At every moment we have the capacity to experience the open dimension of what we are.¨ Ngakpa Chogyam and Khandro Dechen ¨Emotions are intelligent expressions of energy that can lead us to our awakened nature.¨ Reggie Ray Jealousy, envy and comparison, like […]

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Resentment, Yoga for Emotional Balance, Yoga with Melissa 397

August 18, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Resentment If you haven’t done the first two class in this series 391, 392, go back and start there. Those classes are foundational for this series. Resentment is a natural and healthy emotion. It is defined as a bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly. Just like the other emotions we have opened to experience, […]

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Self Facial Massage and Aromatherapy for Tired Eyes

May 17, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Aromatherapy for Tired Eyes Are your eyes strained from time on electronics, reading, or maybe they are just plain tired? If so, this self facial massage for tired eyes is for you. Hi I´m Dr. Melissa West, host of Yoga with Melissa, real yoga for real people, yoga so you can move better, feel better […]

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Spring Yoga Class and Resource Roundup

April 19, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Spring Yoga Classes Spring is a time of regeneration, growth and renewal, but it isn’t all daffodils and tulips. In your physical body, spring is the time that your liver and gallbladder organs are naturally cleansing themselves and so it is natural to feel like you are on an emotional rollercoaster. You might feel angry, […]

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Yoga with Melissa 377 Heart Stabilization Series: Steady and Calm Attention

March 31, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Steady and Calm Yoga The speed of our everyday lives, both online and offline can leave us feeling frustrated and disconnected from our patience, stillness and compassion. It is not unusual to feel like our minds, bodies and emotions are endlessly spasming and it is no wonder we feel scattered and unsteady. When we come […]

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Self Care Savasana

March 22, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Savasana Are you feeling pain in your neck, shoulders and back? Maybe you’re just feeling exhausted, stressed, anxious, sad, angry, and frustrated? If so, you are going to want to watch this video. This morning after writing up a video for Sherry Zak Morris’ Yoga JP channel called Hatha Yoga for Self Care I shifted […]

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What is Hatha Yoga?

March 15, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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What is Hatha Yoga? Have you ever wondered What exactly is hatha yoga? Today I am going to explain exactly what is meant by this style of yoga. Hi I’m Melissa with Yoga with Melissa, I offer Real Yoga for Real People, yoga you can do so you feel better, move better and connect with […]

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Yoga with Melissa 358, Moving At the Speed of Our Bodies: The Pressure Of Our Lives

November 18, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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Pressure This is Real Yoga for Real People so you can move better, feel better and connect with your true nature, Welcome to A Brand New Series Moving At the Speed of Our Bodies, Today’s Class is called: The Pressure of Our Lives We have an incredible amount of pressure in our lives. Our schedules […]

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Yoga with Melissa #353 Back to School Yoga: Sankalpa/Intention

October 14, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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Intention in Yoga Michael Lee, founder of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, translates intention as “that which we hold within.” Michael Lee says, “What we hold within us has a good chance of becoming our reality because we are holding it at a subconscious level.” I love this definition of intention because it lets go of […]

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