mindfulness

Heart Killing Busyness and Overwork in the Attention Economy | Yoga with Melissa 498

September 13, 2019 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yin Yoga The Chinese character for busyness translates as heart killing. In the attention economy where everybody is vying for our attention, it is hard not to be affected by the noise of others. In the attention economy, there is a lot of noise that comes from outside in. We are estranged from ourselves. When […]

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Yin Yang Yoga | Yin Yang Theory | Attention Economy Series | Yoga with Melissa 497

August 30, 2019 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yin Yang Yoga In the attention economy brands and individuals, that is living and breathing human beings compete for continual growth of likes and followers on different platforms from YouTube to podcasts on ITunes, Facebook, Instagram to Snapchat. Our self worth is tied to the number of followers and likes we have. Each of us, […]

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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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Beginner Yin Yang Yoga 30 min Full Body Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 426

March 9, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yin Yang Yoga Yin and yang are complementary, interconnected, and interdependent forces that interrelate with each other. Yin and Yang for a complementary system in which there is always darkness in light and light in darkness. Consider the symbol of yin and yang and the way night gives way to day. When it comes to […]

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Beginner Yin Yoga 60 min | Mindfulness | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 412

December 1, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Mindfulness – Yin Yoga Norman Blair says ¨our mind is like a chimpanzee in a cappuccino bar.¨ We are intensely stimulated in our consumer culture to want more, buy more and consume more. We are inundated with commercials that keep our mind occupied with messages that preoccupy our mind with feelings of unworthiness and the […]

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Namaste Yoga 324 Awakening Your True Self Series Doubt

March 25, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Doubt This is the final week with the five hindrances. The five hindrances are common mental states that arise in our practice and lives that can impede our practice. They have been observed and taught as part of Buddhist studies. In teaching about the five hindrances, Sharon Salzberg quotes the Buddha, he says, “Our minds […]

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Today on Living Your Yoga we are Talking about Aversion

March 23, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Talking about Aversion Hi I´m Melissa West and Today´s Living Your Yoga is about the second of the five hindrances outlined by Buddhist studies, aversion. I´m joined today by Jay Forrest host of Spiritual Wisdom with Jay Forrest. Jay´s mission is to inspire you to live a peaceful and happy life by learning to think […]

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Namaste Yoga 323 Awakening to Your True Self Restlessness

March 18, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Restlessness This week we continue with the five hindrances. The five hindrances are common mental states that arise in our practice and lives that can impede our practice. They have been observed and taught as part of Buddhist studies. In teaching about the five hindrances, Sharon Salzberg quotes the Buddha, he says, “Our minds are […]

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Awakening Your True Self Series Boredom a Calming Restorative Yoga Class : Namaste Yoga 322

March 11, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Calming Restorative Yoga This week we continue with the five hindrances. The five hindrances are common mental states that arise in our practice and lives that can impede our practice. They have been observed and taught as part of Buddhist studies. In teaching about the five hindrances, Sharon Salzberg quotes the Buddha, he says, “Our […]

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The Five Hindrances: Desire on the Yogic Path

March 9, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Desire on the Yogic Path Today on Living Your Yoga we are Talking about Desire Hi I´m Melissa West and Today´s Living Your Yoga is about the first of the five hindrances outlined by Buddhist studies, desire. I´m joined today by Jay Forrest host of Spiritual Wisdom with Jay Forrest. Jay´s mission is to inspire […]

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