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Namaste Yoga 330 Awaken Your True Self Series, The Six Paramitas or The Six Perfections, Cherish Your Energy

May 6, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga for Energy In our Awakening Your True Self Series we are exploring the Six Paramitas or Six Perfections. The intention behind cultivating the six perfections is for the development of compassion. It is considered a path of the Bodhisattva. Today we are reflecting on the fourth paramita or the fourth perfection, the perfection of […]

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Namaste Yoga 325 Awakening to Your True Self Series, The Six Perfections: Generosity

April 1, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Generosity With Namaste Yoga 325, we enter into a new phase of our Awakening Your True Self Series with the Six Perfections or the Six Paramitas. According to Mahayana Buddhism the six perfections are: generosity, morality, patience, energy, meditation and wisdom. Dana Paramita or The Perfection of Generosity believes that everybody has enough according to […]

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What is a kriya?

August 5, 2013 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Today’s question comes from Erika from speak pipe and she wants to know, what is a kriya? In episode 188 of Namaste Yoga we started with a kriya to energize. Kriyas are most prevalent in the world of Kundalini yoga and so I went to one of my Kundalini yoga books for a definition. (Kundalini […]

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Yoga with Melissa 91 Yoga Stories Series: Bhujangasana Cobra with Dr. Melissa West

July 20, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 91 is on Cobra or Bhujangasana.  It is another story of rebirth and regeneration! The cobra is said to be a symbol of relinquishing our fears as we progress on the spiritual path. Shiva wears a cobra around his neck symbolizing his deep familiarity with the fear of death (he is the […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 56: Special Series Listening with Your Whole Body: Spirit

October 20, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 56 is on Listening with Your Whole Body: Spirit. This is the sixth class of an eight class series on listening with your whole body. In this hatha yoga class we will focus on your spirit and inner wisdom. Yoga is defined as union and to practice yoga is to yoke the […]

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Yoga with Melissa episode 36 : Special Series on Yamas and Niyamas: Brahmacarya

June 2, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 36 is on Brahmacharya, the conservation of vital energy. This yoga class on brahmacharya continues our ten-class series on the yamas and niyamas. Brahmacharya means conservation of vital energy and in this episode we practice cultivating, manipulating, balancing and moving our vital energy through our bodies. The yoga class on brahmacharya starts […]

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Yoga with Melissa 26: Special Series on Hindu Deities, Shakti with Dr. Melissa West

March 21, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 26 is about Shakti. This is the third in a series of classes devoted to the Hindu deities. This week we connect with the divine feminine through Shakti – universal life force energy. Shakti is said to be the energy that underlies every living thing in the universe, the kundalini that lies […]

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