Shoulder Stand

Hypothyroid Help

May 19, 2014 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Hypothyroid Help Today’s question comes via email from Susanne from Sweden. I have some questions too. Do you know if there are any yoga practices for hypothyroid? Much love, Susanne (from Sweden) Hypothyroidism refers to a condition where the thyroid is producing hormones below its normal level. Low levels of hormone production from the thyroid […]

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Core Strength for Shoulder Stand

April 22, 2013 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Today’s Question Comes to us from YouTube and is about Shoulder stand: Wow, this was a really cool experience and funny. You somehow knew I was nervous about inversions and you addressed it and made me feel comfortable and ready and before I knew what was happening I was upside down. One question: what was preventing me […]

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Beginner Yoga How to do Bridge Pose and Shoulderstand, Yoga with Melissa 155

December 8, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class
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Props Needed: Yoga Mat, Yoga Blocks, wall Yoga Postures/Asanas: shoulder releases, Locust/Salabhasana, Cobra Building/Bhujangasana, Bridge Pose/Setu Bandhasana, Neck Releases, Shoulderstand/Sarvangasana, Janu Sirsasana/Head Beyond Knee Pose with Neck Releases Thank you for making us Canada’s Most Popular Free One Hour Online Yoga Show. Thank you for leaving your ratings, comments and testimonials For more great videos […]

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Yoga with Melissa 68 : Special Series Chakras and Their Archetypes: Throat Chakra and the Great Communicator/Orator

February 9, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 68 is on the fifth chakra and the great communicator archetype. In the fifth of a series of hatha yoga classes on the chakras and their archetypes we focus on the throat chakra and connecting with our capacity to communicate. The throat chakra is all about self-expression, creativity, speaking your truth, communication, […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 43 : A Review of the Yamas and Niyamas

July 21, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 43 is a review of the yamas and niyamas. The five yamas which determine our outward behaviour in the world are: 1. Ahimsa or nonviolence 2. Satya or truthfulness 3. Asteya or  non-stealing 4. Brahmacharya or balanced living (often interpreted as celibacy) 5. Aparigraha or non-hoarding The five niyamas or personal practices […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 34: Special Series on Yamas & Niyamas: Satya, Truthfulness with Dr Melissa West

May 18, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 34 is about Satya or Truthfulness. This is the  second of a ten-class series of yoga classes on the yamas and niyamas. Melissa explores what it means to cultivate satya, or truthfulness in yoga asana and in the larger context of your life. Satya occurs when our thoughts words and actions are […]

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