Mudra

Matangi Mudra on the Missouri River

April 17, 2014 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Mudras on the Move Today has been another exciting day on the road. I had breakfast in Wisconsin, lunch in Minnesota and dinner in South Dakota. I crossed over the Mighty Mississippi and I’m about to bed down beside the Missouri river. Today we are going to practice the Matangi Mudra. I have chosen this […]

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Ganesh Mudra in Madison

April 15, 2014 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Ganesha Mudra Today we are in one of my favourite places, Madison Wisconsin. Ever since I woke up this morning, one of my favourite Hindu Gods, Ganesh has wanted to be with me. When I chose my clothes this morning I chose my Ganesh Squeezed Bamboo top, my Ganesh Squeezed scarf, and a Ganesh bracelet […]

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Hanuman – Full Moon Mudra

April 14, 2014 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Mudras Day 1 The first day of our journey is an auspicious time. April 14/15 is a tetrad of total lunar eclipse. It is also a full moon known as a pink moon which refers to our close relationships, love and caring. As if that wasn’t enough it also happens to be Hanuman’s birthday on […]

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Yoga with Melissa 114, Vishnu Series, Buddha

December 23, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 114 is on Vishnu’s incarnation as Buddha. This continues our series of hatha yoga classes on Vishnu’s avatars with his ninth incarnation as Buddha. In this incarnation Vishnu came to remove suffering from the world. In this practice we will focus on the shared Buddhist and yogic concepts of mindfulness, letting go […]

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Yoga with Melissa 77 Samskaras with Dr. Melissa West

April 14, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 77 is on Samskaras. This hatha yoga class is dedicated to samskaras; the subliminal impressions formed by our thoughts, feelings and actions. According to Nischala Joy Devi, when a thought, feeling or situation arises it will naturally flow into the groove that presents the path of least resistance. Through this week’s practice […]

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Yoga with Melissa 70: Special Series on Chakras and their Archetyps, Crown Chakra and your Higher Self

February 23, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa is on your crown chakra and the archetype of your higher self. This is the final hatha yoga class in our special series on the chakras and their archetypes. Your crown chakra has to do with beauty, spirituality, and your connection with the Divine Source. In this hatha yoga, chakra yoga class […]

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Yoga with Melissa 69: Special Series on Chakras and their Archetypes, Third Eye Chakra and the Intuitive

February 16, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 69 is on the sixth chakra and the Intuitive Archetype. As we work our way up the chakras we arrive at the sixth chakra, the third eye, located between the two real eyes, slightly above them, in the center of your forehead. This energy center has to do with wisdom, knowledge, intuition, […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 53: Part II of Kriya Yoga with Paul Gangadeen

September 28, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 53 is part two of an Introduction to Kriya Yoga. Premadassa is back to lead us through postures seven through twelve of the eighteen postures of Kriya Yoga. The yoga postures or asana are: Vibareethakarani Asanam (Topsy Turvy Pose),  Pathi Meenasanam (Half Fish Pose), Kalapi Asanam (Plough Pose), Paambu Asanam (Cobra Pose), […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 49 with Paul Gangadeen and Dr. Melissa West

September 2, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 49 is on Kriya Yoga The class introduce us to the first 6 of 18 postures in the series as presented by kriya yoga. This special episode of Namaste Yoga is taught by guest instructor Premadasa from Pure Life Ayu Yoga Paul will join us later for two more classes to round out […]

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Yoga with Melissa 25: Special Series on Hindu Deities Shiva The God of Destruction with Dr. Melissa West

March 15, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 25 is a yoga class on Shiva, the God of Destruction. This is the second class in the first series of Yoga with Melissa classes on hindu mythology. During this class we will reflect on what is no longer serving us and release it to allow the creative energy of Shiva Nataraj, […]

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