Hip Openers

Intermediate Yin Yoga for Hips | 80 mins | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 413

December 8, 2017 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Intermediate Yin Yoga One of the most requested classes in the world of yoga and especially yin yoga are yin yoga sequences for your hips and hip openers in general. Probably the most important point to start with is that the range of motion in your hips are the result of your unique bone structure […]

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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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Namaste Yoga 331 Awaken Your True Self Series, The Six Paramitas or The Six Perfection, Dhyana Paramita or The Perfection of Meditation

May 13, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Meditation In our Awakening Your True Self Series we are exploring the Six Paramitas or Six Perfections. The intention behind cultivating the six perfections is for the development of compassion. It is considered a path of the Bodhisattva. Today we are reflecting on the fifth paramita or the fifth perfection, dhyana paramita or the perfection […]

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Namaste Yoga 329 Awakening to Your True Self Series, The Six Perfections: Patience Part 3

April 29, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Patience Part 3 In our Awakening Your True Self Series we are exploring the Six Paramitas or Six Perfections. The intention behind cultivating the six perfections is for the development of compassion. It is considered a path of the Bodhisattva. Today we are reflecting on the third paramita or third perfection which is ksanti paramita […]

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Yoga with Melissa 305 Focused Living Series Wholehearted Dedication

November 13, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Wholehearted Dedication Members Practice First: Upper Back Rehydration Sequence We are going to do a lot things to release your shoulders today in our class. If you would like a super quick actionable checklist of 3 ways to release your shoulders, I will be sharing at the end how to get that. Namaste Yoga 305 […]

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Befriend: Inner Critic Series | 50 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 276

April 24, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Inner Critic : Over the next eight weeks we are going to befriend, bring awareness, discover the choices we have, look at the truth of discern and learn how to flow with our inner critic. Your inner critic is a bit like a mirror that shows you a distorted reflection of yourself. It is that […]

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Yoga with Melissa 144 Cycles: Beginnings, Middles and Endings Shiva Series: How Shiva Came to Life

September 19, 2012 Yoga with Melissa Episodes

At the beginning of time there was water everywhere. There was no beginning and no end. Out of the water Vishnu manifested himself in his form lying on the “Sheshnaga” coils of snakes, floating on the water. While Vishnu was sleeping, a lotus flower sprouted from his navel, it had many petals and shone like […]

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Namaste Yoga 117 Beginner Yoga Dancer Pose

February 2, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class
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Dance :In today’s beginner yoga class we will go step by step through opening your body up to dancer pose or natarajasana. This pose is particularly important in our culture because we spend a lot of time sitting in chairs and hunched over our computers, cell phones, personal devices, tablets, reading, driving and eating. This […]

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Yoga with Melissa 30: Special Series on the Hindu Deities, Kali & Surrendering to Change with Dr. Melissa West

July 22, 2010 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga with Melissa 30 is about Shiva and Kali. You’ve probably seen that image of Kali standing triumphantly over Shiva with her tongue sticking out and wondered, what is that all about? In the thirtieth episode of Namaste Yoga we will explore the relationship between Kali and Shiva through various stories and interpretations. We’ll allow […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 39: Special Series on Yamas and Niyamas: Santosa, Contentment

June 22, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 39 is a class on santosha or contentment. This yoga class continues our series on the yamas and niyamas to explore the yama or  the personal practice of contentment. This class combines asana and pranayama to cultivate gratitude for our gifts and the gifts in our life. Melissa flies solo for this […]

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