yoga and buddhism

What are the Five Bhavas?

June 20, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Five Bhavas? Bhakti yoga is a yoga of the Hindu tradition that offers a total surrender and faith to God and develops our capacity to love. It is said when realization is reached on this path of devotion that you will love all and hate none. It is not about generating love for personal gain. […]

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What is Bhakti Yoga?

June 19, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Bhakti Yoga Bhakti Yoga is said to be the fast track to enlightenment. In this video I will explain what bhakti yoga is and how my practice of it has evolved over time. Bhakti yoga is a yoga of the Hindu tradition that offers a total surrender and faith to God and develops our capacity […]

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Opening to All of Life with Yoga, Heart Stabilization Series, Yoga with Melissa 389

June 23, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Opening to All of Life with Yoga Often we come to our spiritual practice as a way out of our troubles, as an escape from our mental anxiety or our physical pain altogether. Spirituality can often be presented as a way to escape from our lives. This kind of teaching actually strengthens the aversion and […]

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Yoga with Melissa 388 Dance with Experience Heart Stabilization Series, Hatha Yoga Sequence to build to Dancer Pose

June 16, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Dancer Pose We tend to identify with a limited sense of self and this causes us not only a lot of suffering but it also causes us to miss a lot of our lives as they are actually unfolding. Our bodies, emotions, sensations, awareness and experiences are always changing so we do not actually exist […]

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Yoga with Melissa 379 Heart Stabilization Series: Turning Poison into Medicine

April 14, 2017 Advanced Yoga Class
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Tree Medicine Difficulties can be the source of our deepest wisdom, patience, balance and compassion. My teacher’s teacher, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche says the spiritual progress from the ego’s point of view is one insult after another. Normally when challenges, mistakes, difficulties arise in our life we feel blame, frustration or a sense of failure, we […]

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Namaste Yoga 332 : The Six Paramitas : Prajna Paramita

May 20, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Wisdom Namaste Yoga 332 Awaken Your True Self Series, The Six Paramitas or The Six Perfection, Prajna Paramita or The Perfection of Wisdom The sixth perfection, the perfection of wisdom is the direct and intimate realization of emptiness or boundlessness. Prajna Paramita are the teachings that all phenomena are without essence. We basically go back […]

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Namaste Yoga 331 Awaken Your True Self Series, The Six Paramitas or The Six Perfection, Dhyana Paramita or The Perfection of Meditation

May 13, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Meditation 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 fifth paramita or the fifth perfection, dhyana paramita or the perfection […]

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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 329 Awakening to Your True Self Series, The Six Perfections: Patience Part 3

April 29, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Patience Part 3 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 third paramita or third perfection which is ksanti paramita […]

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Namaste Yoga 328 Awakening to Your True Self Series, The Six Perfections: Patience Part 2

April 22, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Patience Part 2 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 third paramita or third perfection which is ksanti paramita […]

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