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Why I don´t practice Positive Affirmations

June 24, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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No Positive Affirmations? Positive Affirmations are incredibly popular. Millions of people practice positive affirmations in the morning, to help them sleep, for success, for abundance, for self love, for manifestation, for anxiety, for work. There are positive affirmations for women, for men, and for children. There are daily affirmations, mantras and meditations for an abundance […]

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Should I chant a Mantra Out Loud or Silently?

June 1, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Mantra Out Loud or Silently? Emma from our membership community has a question about mantra: When it comes to mantra should that be an internal chant where you repeat the phrase in your head or could it be vocalised? I felt like the sound helped me to tune into the vibration of energy somehow. As […]

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Namaste Yoga 332 : The Six Paramitas : Prajna Paramita

May 20, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Wisdom Namaste Yoga 332 Awaken Your True Self Series, The Six Paramitas or The Six Perfection, Prajna Paramita or The Perfection of Wisdom The sixth perfection, the perfection of wisdom is the direct and intimate realization of emptiness or boundlessness. Prajna Paramita are the teachings that all phenomena are without essence. We basically go back […]

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Namaste Yoga 304 Focus Through Self Reflection

November 6, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Self Reflection Members Practice 20-29 mins in the Intelligent Core Class First Nischala Joy Devi translates the second book 44th verse of the yoga sutras on swadhaya as “Sacred study of the divine through scripture, nature and introspection (swadhaya) guides us to the Supreme Self.” Nicolai Bachman translates swadhaya this way, “by observing oneself in […]

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Nonviolent Communication | 1 hour Hatha Yoga | Gratitude Series | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 292

August 14, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Nonviolent Communication In the words of the Buddha, awakening and freedom are found: When sitting, standing, walking and lying down, through right speech, right action, right livelihood, inwardly and outwardly, with the whole body, feelings, mind, and relationships; in solitude and community; in prison, hut, farm or palace, in times of war or peace; in […]

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Harmony: Yoga for Energy | How to Boost Energy | 55 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 267

February 20, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Harmonize Over the last fourteen weeks we have nourished our energy, flowed to the depths of our support, gathered our energy reserves, reflected on our inner needs, slowed down, connected with our belly, turned inward, made space, restored our energy, cleared our mind, protected our energy and connected with our energy. This invisible life force […]

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Yoga with Melissa 239, Prana Yoga, Asatoma Mantra, 1 hour Yoga Class, Yoga Stories 2

August 8, 2014 Advanced Yoga Class
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Clearing the Channels to Gather Prana This class begins with an awareness on the two sides of your body and then focusing on the downward flow of prana with apanasana and reclined half moon pose. From there some warm up postures prepare you for many of the seated postures to follow in this class, from […]

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Manifest with Chakra Yoga, 40 mins, Guru Mantra, Yoga Stories 2, Yoga with Melissa 234

July 4, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Manifesting through Yoga This week we will continue with the Guru Mantra. gurur brahma gurur visnu gurur devo mahesvara guruh saksat parambrahma tasmai sri gurave namah The guru is Brahma, The guru is Vishnu The Guru is Shiva (Devo Mahesvara) The guru is nearby and the guru is everywhere To the guru I offer, all […]

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Personalized 40 Day Sadhana from Dr Melissa West

September 8, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Over the last month the members have had exclusive access to these 40 day sadhanas and now we are opening them up to the public. It has truly been an honour to create these personalized practices over the last month or so. You will receive an intake form and once you complete that I begin […]

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Yoga reduces stress and now there is scientific evidence to back it up and tell us why!

August 3, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga reduces stress This is another good news post! This came to me from my friend Judy Krings from E-mail. Yoga reduces stress and now there is scientific evidence to back it up and tell us why! This was a study done at UCLA to see if yoga reduced the stress of people who care […]

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