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​Yoga with Melissa 189​: Yoga for Purification, Durga Series: Maha Gauri.

August 2, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Maha Gauri: Purifying Intermediate Yoga Practice This week as we come to the penultimate class in our Durga series we take come to Maha Gauri who is the exact opposite from Kaal Ratri Durga. Whereas Kaal Ratri Durga was dark, Maha Gauri is all light. Maha Gauri is means extremely white as she is white […]

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Yoga for Courage, Strength and Power, Lakshmi Series, Intermediate Class Yoga with Melissa 164

February 8, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga for Courage, Strength and Power an Intermediate Yoga Class Props Needed: Yoga Strap, Yoga Block, Yoga Asanas/Yoga Postures: Makara Mudra, Bridge/Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Cat/Marjaryasana, Plank Pose/Uttihita Chaturanga Dandasana, Boat Pose/Paripurna Navasana, Kapala Bhati Breath/skull shining breath, Downward Facing Dog/adho mukha svanasana, Warrior I – Warrior III, Virabhadrasana one and Virabhadrasana three, Bow Pose/dhanurasana, Child’s […]

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Balancing Yoga with Cardio

October 12, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Hi Melissa. I’m wondering if you can offer some advice on balancing cardio with yoga practice in any given week – just in reference to the general pursuit of good health? Thanks! I would say you want to get in cardio three times a week in the general pursuit of good health. Remember to have […]

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Yoga with Melissa 147 Shiva Series: Express, Act, and Listen from your Heart

October 12, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class

The Shiva Stories are from Tales from Shiva Purana compiled by H.G. Sadhana Sidh Das Rama dwelled in the forest with his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana. They lived on the banks of the river Falgu. One day they received news that Rama’s father, King Dasharatha,  had passed. Rama sent his brother to the […]

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I’m pregnant what precautions should I take during yoga

October 8, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

I’m pregnant, what precautions should I take during yoga? Today’s question comes to us from Facebook I think I’m pregnant, I’m going for a check-up Wednesday, buuuuuut! The deal is… I cannot live without my yoga classes with you!!!! I know I still can do yoga, but which asanas should I refrain from doing? I still […]

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Yoga with Melissa 141 Keepin’ it Real Yogi Acceptance

August 23, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

The sixth attitude of mindfulness presented by Jon Kabat Zin in his book Full Catastrophe Living is acceptance. Zin describes acceptance as seeing things as they actually are or coming to terms with things as they are. He points out that we waste a lot of energy denying things that are already a fact. Jon […]

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