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Yoga to Grow Taller at the Wall with Laura G

July 29, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Grow Taller The wall is a versatile prop, especially for working on posture. We spend so much time during the day looking down and reaching forward that we tend to develop rounded posture. This can even cause us to appear shorter. Using the wall as a prop helps us to stack the body, open the […]

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Namaste Yoga 319: Aversion or Yoga Poses You Avoid the Most Part One

February 19, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Aversion This week we continue with the five hindrances. The five hindrances are common mental states that arise in our practice and lives that can impede our practice. They have been observed and taught as part of Buddhist studies. In teaching about the five hindrances, Sharon Salzberg quotes the Buddha, he says, “Our minds are […]

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Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 249 | Yoga for Hips and Heart | 45 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class

October 17, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Nourishment to Others This 45 minute intermediate hatha yoga class for hips and heart class combines yoga for hips to connect with the pleasure of our second chakra and yoga for heart to open to our nurturing spirit in order to be able to offer the pleasure of nourishment to others. This gentle yoga class […]

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Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 247 | Natarajasana/Dancer Pose | Chest Opener Yoga | 50 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class

October 3, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Nourish your Soul This 50 minute intermediate hatha yoga class will teach you the yoga position natarajasna or dancer pose. The yoga posture is a basic yoga pose and through the class you will learn simple yoga poses and yoga positions for chest and shoulder pain. This hatha yoga class is filled with chest opener […]

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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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What is Advanced Yoga, 50 min Yoga Class, Benefits of Yoga Series, Yoga with Melissa 210

January 6, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Intermediate Class Being an advanced yogi and advancing in your yoga practice in my opinion has less to do with complicated extreme asana. Instead it is about being able to listen inwardly on a deep and subtle level. Ganga White, author of Yoga Beyond Belief and I agree on this point that awareness is much […]

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Beginner Yoga for Strength : Beginners Yoga Class, Yoga with Melissa 170

March 22, 2013 Beginners Yoga Class
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Today’s class is about accessing your own bold strength. Through accessing your muscular power and vigor in today’s class you will also find mental, emotional and spiritual courage, power and fortitude. What does it mean to you to have strength? Where do you feel strength in your body? This hatha yoga class is a beginner […]

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Yoga with Melissa 163 for Abundance, Wealth and Prosperity, Dhana Lakshmi, Lakshmi Series

January 31, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Props Needed: blocks Yoga Asanas/Yoga Postures: Bridge/Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Cat/Marjaryasana, Tricep Pushups/chaturanga dandasana, Butterfly Pose/Baddha Konasana, Turtle/kurmasana, Frog/Mandukasana, Mountain/Tadasana, Tree Pose/Vrkasana, Palm Tree/Talasana, Eagle/Garudasana, Standing Forward Fold/Uttanasana, Crow Pose/Bakasana, Standing keyhole with kubera mudra, 1/2 Moon Balancing Pose/Ardha Chandrasana, Savasana/Corpse Pose You can leave your ratings, comments and testimonials by clicking here. For more great […]

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