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The Problem with the Pema Chodron Quote: “Nothing ever goes away….”

June 12, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Pema Chodron Quote How about that quote from Pema Chodron, “Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know?” Today I want to spend some time unpacking a quote that I often hear in yoga classes and splashed across social media. Every time I hear it or see it it makes […]

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Yin Yoga Fire Element | Five Element Theory | Yoga with Melissa 483

April 19, 2019 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yin Yoga This yin yoga video for the fire element will allow you to open the vitality, radiance, joy and love that we already and always are and express that sparkle in our eyes that is your True Nature. If you are new to Yoga with Melissa, welcome. I know that anybody who has chosen […]

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Tips for Yogis and Meditators on How to Write Poetry

April 1, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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How to Write Poetry If you practice yoga or meditation and find the inspiration is rising like the kundalini within you, then you are going to want to listen in to my special expert guest, Dimitri Reyes this week about how to harness that creative energy. Hi I´m Melissa from Yoga with Melissa, I offer […]

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How to Choose Poetry for Your Yoga Class | Special Guest Dimitri Reyes Poet

March 18, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Dimitri Reyes If you are a yoga teacher looking for tips on how to successfully integrate poetry into your class of a yogi who is interested in including poetry as part of your mindfulness practice, then you are going to love my guest today, poet, Dimitri Reyes. Hi I´m Melissa from Yoga with Melissa, I […]

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Yin Yoga to Let Go of a Stressful Day | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 448

August 10, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Stressful Day Relief Did you ever have one of those stressful days? One where the weight of work and the problems of your personal life create so much tension and anxiety in your body that they could potentially affect your sleep that evening? This past week my daughter has been sick and I have family […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 37: Special Series on Yamas & Niyamas: Aparigraha with Dr. Melissa West

June 8, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 37 is a one hour yoga class on aparigraha. It is part of our ten-class series on the yamas and niyamas. This week we explore aparigraha, the last of the yamas or ethical principles as outlined by Patanjali in the yoga sutras. Aparigraha means non-hoarding or non possessiveness. It is said that […]

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