Mudra

Weekly Yoga with Melissa West Episode 340 Poetry in Motion: So Many Gifts

July 15, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Gratitude So Many Gifts by Hafiz There are so many gifts Still unopened from your birthday there are so many hand-crafted presents that have been sent to you by God. The Beloved does not mind repeating, “Everything I have is also yours.” Please forgive Hafiz and the Friend if we break into a sweet laughter […]

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Namaste Yoga 300: The Journey of Awakening

October 12, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Awakening Today we will reflect on our journey of awakening through the story of the Phoenix. We will do this because awakening ironically has as much or more to do with the descending journey as it does to do with the ascending journey. The phoenix is a mythical story of rebirth and resurrection. According to […]

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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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Befriend: Inner Critic Series | 50 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 276

April 24, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Inner Critic : Over the next eight weeks we are going to befriend, bring awareness, discover the choices we have, look at the truth of discern and learn how to flow with our inner critic. Your inner critic is a bit like a mirror that shows you a distorted reflection of yourself. It is that […]

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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 260 | Restorative Yoga Full Class (53 mins) | Restorative Yoga with Bolster

January 2, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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restorative yoga This 53 minute full restorative yoga class is with a bolster, 2 yoga blocks, yoga strap, meditation cushion, folded blanket, chair and a wall. There is one standing hatha yoga posture in this class (Goddess Victory Squat) however it is used to gather energy. This restorative yoga class will help to relieve the […]

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Yoga with Melissa 236, Let It Go, Warrior Pose, 45 min Yoga Class

July 18, 2014 Advanced Yoga Class
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Letting Go In today’s class we will cultivate the courage to bring acceptance and grace to the change and transformation that inevitably arises in our lives when asked to let go. We will do this through yoga postures that invite letting go, but also through the warrior postures to plant the seeds of courage in […]

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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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Vajrapradama Mudra

April 18, 2014 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Vajrapradama Mudra Today we will practice the vajapradama mudra. This is the gesture of unshakable trust. Throughout this trip, I have realized how much trust has played into our decision to move to the west coast. We are trusting that what lies before us is what will be right for us. Even this road trip […]

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Back Mudra from Mount Rushmore

April 17, 2014 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Mudra for long drives Driving for long hours in the car can put even the healthiest back in a compromised position. The long hours in the car are taking a toll on my back. I have been doing my yoga morning and evening in the hotel rooms and I have been doing some yoga stretches […]

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