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Weekly Yoga with Melissa West 338 Poetry in Motion: Holding on and Letting Go

July 1, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Holding on and Letting Go “Embracing, We Let Go” by Yahia Lababidi Perhaps, we are negotiating not just with one, but always two -who share the same soil, it is true- one who lives, another who is dying A shift in balance begins to take place once a love of silence is confessed its roots […]

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Yoga with Melissa 337 Poetry in Motion, Lost

June 24, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa #337 Lost by David Wagoner, from Collected Poems 1956-1976 Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I […]

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Complete Beginner Yoga Class: Yoga with Melissa 333

May 27, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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Complete Beginner Yoga Today’s yoga class is a beginner’s yoga class for complete beginners. In this yoga class I will offer lots of modifications and explain the benefits of each pose. We will begin with a guided relaxation so that you can check in with your breath and your body and decide what you would […]

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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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Namaste Yoga 328 Awakening to Your True Self Series, The Six Perfections: Patience Part 2

April 22, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Patience Part 2 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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Namaste Yoga 308 Cultural Conditioning Series The Myth of Perfect Health

December 4, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Health 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. We tend to buy into the myth the perfect health is something that we can achieve, […]

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Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 249 | Yoga for Hips and Heart | 45 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class

October 17, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Nourishment to Others This 45 minute intermediate hatha yoga class for hips and heart class combines yoga for hips to connect with the pleasure of our second chakra and yoga for heart to open to our nurturing spirit in order to be able to offer the pleasure of nourishment to others. This gentle yoga class […]

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I have problems with my right hip been sore and tight … wondering what I can focus on to loosen it up?

August 6, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Cara from FaceBook, I have problems with my right hip been sore and tight … wondering what I can focus on to loosen it up? lunge pigeon stand on block and swing Sometimes the best thing is to do is leave it alone, rest. Happy Hips Video  which is also available on my membership site […]

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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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