slow yoga

For the Love of Slowing Down : Vlog 69 A Visit to the Westholme Tea Company

May 29, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Slowing Down : Vlog 69 We live in a fast-paced culture where we rush to have it all, consume it all and experience it all. Speed it like a drug and we are all addicted. I have recently uncovered an as yet undiscovered corner of YouTube to me called BookTube and I can feel the […]

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Yoga with Melissa 358, Moving At the Speed of Our Bodies: The Pressure Of Our Lives

November 18, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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Pressure This is Real Yoga for Real People so you can move better, feel better and connect with your true nature, Welcome to A Brand New Series Moving At the Speed of Our Bodies, Today’s Class is called: The Pressure of Our Lives We have an incredible amount of pressure in our lives. Our schedules […]

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Complete Beginner Yoga Class: Yoga with Melissa 333

May 27, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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Complete Beginner Yoga Today’s yoga class is a beginner’s yoga class for complete beginners. In this yoga class I will offer lots of modifications and explain the benefits of each pose. We will begin with a guided relaxation so that you can check in with your breath and your body and decide what you would […]

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Namaste Yoga 306 Introduction to Spiritual Ecology Beginner Yoga Class

November 20, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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Spiritual Ecology Intake: Injuries, medical conditions, permission from your doctor to participate in yoga, exercise program? What movements will make my condition worse? What movements will make my condition better? The yoga postures we practice today were created by yogis who lived far away from cities as we know them now. They surrounded themselves in […]

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Beginner Yoga How to do Sun Salutations Step by Step, Pose by Pose, Yoga with Melissa 294

August 28, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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Sun Salutations Today’s yoga class is designed for the absolute beginner. You can do this class if you have never done a yoga class before in your life. I will give you slow, easy to follow, step-by-step, pose by pose instructions on how to do sun salutations. I will explain to you in detail how […]

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Yoga with Melissa 135 Beginners Yoga Putting it All Together

July 11, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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All Together :In the final class of the Beginner’s Series we will put it all together: breathing, grounding and spinal elongation. This class will include postures that lengthen your spine, open up your breathing and focus on grounding. Throughout the class you will bring attention to your breathing, your connection to the ground and the […]

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Beginner Yoga for Flexibility | Yoga for Beginners 1 hour | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 273

April 3, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Flexibility When we asked beginner’s what the biggest obstacle to learning yoga they faced, many of them responded with lack of flexibility. The great news is that you don’t have to be flexible to do yoga. You practice yoga to become flexible. As adults, we are confined to chairs, desks, couches, cars, public transportation and […]

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Easy to Follow Beginner Yoga, Yoga with Melissa 272

March 27, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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Easy to Follow Beginner Yoga :In our culture of busy there is enough to keep up to without having difficulty with following your yoga class. In our yoga class we will question the need to live this way on and off our yoga mats. We will question our assumptions about stress, struggle and effort whether […]

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Step by Step Beginner Yoga, Yoga with Melissa 271

March 20, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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Step by Step : In the age of digital media there can be a desire to skip the stage of beginner and go to the end of the path of mastery. In our culture of image rich mastery it can be challenging to occupy the space of beginner and take things step by step. To […]

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Yoga for Beginners | Beginner Yoga SLOW 1 hour | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 270

March 13, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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Slow When we asked beginner’s what their biggest stumbling block to learning yoga was, the second most offered response was that beginner classes moved too fast. Today we are talking about and practicing slow yoga. Slow yoga is something we can embody in thought, word, and action. By moving our bodies more slowly in yoga […]

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