nonviolence

My Six Life Changing Books of 2015

February 3, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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My Six Life Changing Books of 2015 Here is a list of my favourite and more life changing books of 2016. These books will not have you doing more and producing more. In fact, most of these books will have you reflect on doing less. I begin with a book that lets you relax into […]

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Yoga for Concentration 50 min | Drishti & Ahimsa | Yoga with Melissa 295

September 4, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Nonviolence Welcome to a brand new series on Namaste Yoga. When we asked you what your biggest obstacle to practicing yoga, many of you spoke of interruptions and distractions, putting your yoga time first before other demands. Some of you spoke about how your mind is full of other things, a lot of you talked […]

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Manatees and Yoga

January 5, 2013 Melissa's Blog Posts
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This morning we spent a few hours at a Manatee Park in Fort Meyers Florida. The Manatees totally embodied the first yama, ahimsa – nonviolence. They are not predatory at all. In fact that are vegetarians and chomp away on sea grass all day long. Not only are they not predatory, but they have no […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 33: Special Series on the Yamas and Niyamas: Ahimsa with Dr Melissa West

August 6, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes

Yoga with Melissa 33 is about ahimsa or nonviolence. This is the first in a ten-class series on the yamas and niyamas as outlined by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. The yoga sutra is one of the most well-known spiritual texts of yoga. The yamas and niyamas are the ethical practices and social observances by […]

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