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Namaste Yoga 318 Awakening Your True Self Series Attachment

February 12, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Attachment We continue our Awakening Your True Self Series this week with another mini series within our larger series. This mini series is on 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 […]

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Yoga with Melissa 317 Awakening Your True Self Series: Equanimity

February 5, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Equanimity This week in our Awakening to Your True Self Series, we continue with the four Brahma Viharas. These translate as supreme states, desired dwelling, divine abiding, or our best home. They include loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. The brahma viharas or the four divine abodes are the teachings on the way we relate […]

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Namaste Yoga 316 Awakening Your True Self Series: Sympathetic Joy

January 29, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Sympathetic Joy This week in our Awakening to Your True Self Series, we continue with the four Brahma Viharas. These translate as supreme states, desired dwelling, divine abiding, or our best home. They include loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. The brahma viharas or the four divine abodes are the teachings on the way we […]

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Namaste Yoga 315 Awakening Your True Self Series: Compassion

January 22, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Compassion This week in our Awakening to Your True Self Series, we continue with the four Brahama Viharas. These translate as supreme states, desired dwelling, divine abiding, or our best home. They include loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. The brahma viharas or the four divine abodes are the teachings on the way we relate […]

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Namaste Yoga 314 Awakening to Your True Self Loving Kindness

January 15, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Loving Kindness This week in our Awakening to Your True Self Series, we continue with the four Brahma Viharas. These translate as supreme states, desired dwelling, divine abiding, or our best home. They include loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. The brahma viharas or the four divine abodes are the teachings on the way we […]

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Namaste Yoga 309 Awakening Your True Self Series: Recognition

December 11, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Recognition Welcome to a brand new Namaste Yoga series on mindfulness. Mindfulness is a non-judging, receptive awareness. You could view mindfulness as a respectful attention. We tend to go through our days giving attention with reaction, judgment, likes dislikes and we even ignore what is happening. Sometimes we measure our experiences based on our expectations. […]

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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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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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Awareness: Inner Critic Series | 1 hour Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 277

May 1, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Awareness If you haven’t practiced Namaste Yoga 276, be sure to go back and practice that class, it is important to carry the attitude of friendliness and loving kindness with us this week. In today’s class we are going to bring awareness to the running commentary in our voices that has become so natural that […]

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