hip opening yoga

Yoga with Melissa 113 Vishnu Series, Krishna/Gopala

December 22, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa is about Vishnu’s Vishnu’s eighth incarnation as Kirshna, the friend and teacher who delivers the Bhagavadgita to Arjuna. Krishna is a symbol of devotion, love, and pure joy. Through the Bhagavadgita Krishna shows the way of karma yoga and bhakti yoga. In this class we will focus on Krishna’s young days as […]

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Yoga with Melissa 110, Vishnu Series Tortoise Pose

December 5, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 110 is on Tortoise pose or Kurmasana. This is the second incarnation of Vishnu. We will explore the tortoise as a symbol of perseverance with a discerning mind. When has perseverance served me in my life? When I have persevered to my own detriment. This class features postures that open up your […]

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Yoga with Melissa 88, Yoga Stories, Kurmasana or Tortoise Pose

July 3, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 88 is on Kurmasana, tortoise pose. Kurmasana was Vishnu’s second incarnation. He took the avatar of a tortoise to offer his back for the churning of the ocean to bring out the nectar of immortality. Tortoise pose reminds us of the value of withdrawing our senses from the world to find peace […]

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Yoga with Melissa 86 Yoga Stories: Eagle Pose with Nienke from Yoga Bliss

June 17, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes

Yoga with Melissa 86 is on eagle pose, Gaurudasana: Mythical King of the Birds. The eagle pose mainly focuses on the shoulders and hips but also improves flexibility in all the major joints in the body: ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, elbows and wrists. Please be mindful of any shoulder or knee issues/injuries. The eagle invites […]

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Yoga with Melissa 80: Yoga Stories Series: Lotus

May 6, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 80, Yoga Stories Series: Lotus, is the first in a series of yoga stories classes. In this full hatha yoga class we will practice our way towards the lotus pose by opening your hips. The lotus is a flower that has its roots in the muddy waters and is used as a […]

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Yoga with Melissa 75: Kleshas

March 29, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 75 is on the Kleshas. Patanjali refers to as the 5 causes of suffering as the kleshas. According to the Yoga Sutras the mental/emotional causes of suffering are 1) unawareness, 2) egotism, 3) clinging to past pleasure, 4) aversion to past pain and 5) the fear of death. We will explore the […]

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Yoga with Melissa 65, Chakras and Their Archetypes: Second Chakra and the Goddess Archetype

January 18, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 65 is on the Second Chakra and the Goddess Archetype. Here we continue our series of hatha yoga classes on the chakras and their archetypes. Your second chakra is related to the Goddess archetype. By connecting with your second chakra and your Goddess archetype you delight in abundance and thoroughly enjoy life. […]

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Yoga with Melissa 62 Special Series on Your Organ Body: Liver and Gallbladder

December 30, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 62 is on your liver and gallbladder. It is part of the organ body series. Your liver is the largest organ of your internal body and a major detoxifier. The liver is said to store repressed anger. What are you being called to cleanse from your body, thoughts, emotions, life? What are […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 58 : Listening with Our Whole Body: Review of Series

November 9, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 58 Yoga with Melissa 58 is a Review of the Listening with Our Whole Body Series. We take a review journey back through edge, our breath, our body, our thoughts, our emotions, our spirit, and our life connections. We practice relating to our body from the inside out. Rather than worrying about […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 33: Special Series on the Yamas and Niyamas: Ahimsa with Dr Melissa West

August 6, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes

Yoga with Melissa 33 is about ahimsa or nonviolence. This is the first in a ten-class series on the yamas and niyamas as outlined by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. The yoga sutra is one of the most well-known spiritual texts of yoga. The yamas and niyamas are the ethical practices and social observances by […]

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