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Yoga Sutra 1 hour Intermediate Hatha Yoga | Gratitude Series | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 291

August 7, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Think Gratitude This is the seventh class in our yoga for gratitude series and will focus on gratitude for thought. Drawing on book two verse 33 and 34 of the yoga sutras we will focus on cultivating the opposite when our thoughts are filled with self-judgment, criticism, shame and unworthiness. This class is inspired by […]

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Yoga for Hips and Shoulders, 50 min Yoga Class, Samadhi, The Eight Limbs of Yoga, Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 231

June 13, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga Bliss The final class in the eight limbs of yoga series will begin by releasing your shoulders and hips to prepare you for three seated meditations to bring you as close to an experience of samadhi (bliss) as possible. Samadhi is a merging with your Divine Consciousness and True Self and so we will […]

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Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 230: Eagle Pose or Garudasana, 50 min yoga class, Dhyana: The Eight Limbs of Yoga

June 6, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Continuous Meditation The seventh class in the eight limbs of yoga series is about dhyana or meditation. Dhyana arises naturally out of the sixth limb, dharana, a gentle awareness. The difference between the two is that dhyana is continuous. In this class we will use eagle pose to generate a continuous focus and as a […]

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Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 229, Yoga for Hips, 1 hr Hatha Yoga Class, Dharana: The Eight Limbs of Yoga

May 30, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga for Hips The sixth class in our eight limbs of yoga series will focus on dharana which translates as concentration. It is as if everything in our series has led us to this point. Through the yama and niyama we develop a reverence for ourselves and all living beings in the world with whom […]

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Yoga with Melissa 228, Yoga for Back Pain 1 hr Yoga Class, Pratyahara: The Eight Limbs of Yoga

May 23, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga Senses The fifth class in our eight limbs of yoga series focuses on the fifth limb, pratyahara. Pratyahara translates as control of this senses. This class will begin with a pratyahara practice where we will bring awareness to our five senses. Rather than focus on withdrawal of the senses from a place of deprivation, we […]

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Yoga with Melissa 174: Desensitized to Violence

April 20, 2013 Beginners Yoga Class
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Ahimsa (Nonviolence) a 45 Minute Hatha Yoga Practice Yoga with Melissa Cultural Conditioning Series e Cultural Conditioning is the social process in which authority figures such as parents, professors, politicians, religious leaders, peers, and the media define our cultural values, beliefs, ethical systems, and ultimately the way we perceive ourselves in the world. This past […]

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Ahimsa Choose Peace

August 11, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

A few days ago I shared this image on my Facebook page 56 people liked it, 22 people shared it and 16 people commented on it. That is a lot of engagement even for my page. The picture is of an iceberg and shows the tip of the iceberg above the water and then the […]

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