intermediate yoga poses

Yoga for Chest, Shoulders & Hips | 55 min Hatha Yoga | Gratitude Series | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 293

August 21, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Gratitude in Action Over the last couple of weeks in our Yoga for Gratitude series we have reflected on how we can cultivated gratitude in thought and word. In our Gratitude in Thought class we reflected on all the ways that you have cared for your own life and all the elements within your life […]

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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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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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Gratitude Series | Gratitude & Happiness | 50 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 287

July 10, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Gratitude and Happiness Robert A. Emmons, Ph. D. has made an academic career of studying the psychological benefits of gratitude on your well being. His research shows that people who take the time to reflect with gratitude feel better about their lives as a whole and are more optimistic. Overall they are more joyful, enthusiastic, […]

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Namaste Yoga 286 Gratitude and Mindfulness An Intermediate Level Yoga Class

July 3, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Gratitude and Mindfulness There is an interesting correlation between mindfulness and gratitude. As Martin Heidegger says, “thinking is thanking.” Gratitude requires some exploration of your life to see where thanks should be given. Robert A. Emmons describes gratitude as a two-stage process. Firstly you must acknowledge the goodness in your life. Secondly you must recognize […]

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Gratitude Series | Gratitude for Your Body | 50 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 285

June 26, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Thank you body Today we are beginning a brand new yoga series of yoga focused on gratitude. This is going to be a truly transformative series that will allow you to grow spiritually as you take the time to consciously appreciate all the good in your life. When you slow down and express gratitude scientific […]

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Flow: Inner Critic Series | 50 min Intermediate Flow Yoga Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 283

June 12, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Flow This week is about flow. As we finish up our series of classes on our inner critic we realize it can be challenging to see where one theme ends and the other begins. Befriending your inner critic, awareness, acceptance, choice, discernment, truth, truth in action, all flow into each other and are never ending. […]

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Truth in Action: Inner Critic Series | 50 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 282

June 5, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Truth in Action Today’s class is about truth in action. Over the last few weeks we have been digging deeper through the layers of our inner critic to discover the truth. We have been detaching from our inner critic and asking is that true? This week we will go a step further and explore what […]

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Discern: Inner Critic Series | 50 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 281

May 28, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Discernment Over the last five weeks we have been on a journey of transforming our inner critic. We have befriended, brought awareness, acceptance, choice and truth to our inner critic. If you have not done Yoga with Melissa 276, 277, 278, 279 or 280, they are prerequisites to this class. This series is cumulative and […]

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Truth: Inner Critic Series | 1 hour Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 280

May 22, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Truth Over the last four weeks we have been on a journey of transforming our inner critic. We have befriended, brought awareness, acceptance and choice to our inner critic. If you have not done Yoga 276, 277, 278 or 279, they are prerequisites to this class. This series is cumulative and relies on the knowledge […]

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