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Back to School Yoga: Science Class: How to Breathe, Intermediate Yoga Class, Yoga with Melissa 347

September 2, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga Breath Why is breathing, mindful breathing and yogic breathing so important to our overall health? In our day to day life we experience extended periods of stress, over thinking, exercise, breathing deficiencies and because of this our blood becomes acidic. If your body is acidic you might experience headaches, light-headedness, cognitive issues, confusion, sleepiness, […]

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Yoga with Melissa 342 : Poetry in Motion : New Beginning

July 29, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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For a New Beginning by John O’Donohue In out-of-the-way places of the heart, Where your thoughts never think to wander, This beginning has been quietly forming, Waiting until you were ready to emerge. For a long time it has watched your desire, Feeling the emptiness growing inside you, Noticing how you willed yourself on, Still unable […]

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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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Chaturanga Dandasana Tutorial with Special Guest Teacher Lisa Kerr

July 9, 2013 Melissa's Blog Posts
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How to do Chaturanga Dandasana Today I have a special treat for you. One of the requests that we often get is questions on how to do chaturanga dandasana. Since I am not an Ashtanga Trained Yoga Teacher nor has chaturanga dandasana been part of any of my yoga teacher training I have brought in […]

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9 Modifications for Pigeons Pose

May 21, 2013 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Today’s question comes to us from David and he requested another video like the one we did on Bow Pose where we showed lots of modifications and options. This video will show you lots of modifications for pigeon’s pose and options for changing up the pose if you have trouble with it. Props Needed – […]

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Balancing Yoga with Cardio

October 12, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Hi Melissa. I’m wondering if you can offer some advice on balancing cardio with yoga practice in any given week – just in reference to the general pursuit of good health? Thanks! I would say you want to get in cardio three times a week in the general pursuit of good health. Remember to have […]

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Yoga with Melissa 147 Shiva Series: Express, Act, and Listen from your Heart

October 12, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class

The Shiva Stories are from Tales from Shiva Purana compiled by H.G. Sadhana Sidh Das Rama dwelled in the forest with his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana. They lived on the banks of the river Falgu. One day they received news that Rama’s father, King Dasharatha,  had passed. Rama sent his brother to the […]

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Yoga with Melissa 116 Ayurveda Elements and Doshas: Earth

January 12, 2012 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 116 focuses on the Ayurvedic Earth Element and the Kapha Dosha. This is a vigorous yoga practice designed to bring balance to the solid, dense earth energy of the kapha constitution. This active practice will help to build movement and heat creating harmony for those with strong kapha constitutions. This class was […]

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Yoga with Melissa 107, Beginner Yoga Two: Finding Time

December 5, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 107 is a second beginner yoga class focused on Finding Time. When asked what the biggest challenge they faced in their lives, you responded, time management, lack of time, not enough time, difficulty finding time to do yoga, and being present when you do actually find time to do yoga instead of […]

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Yoga with Melissa 101: Yoga for Beginners, How to do Yoga

December 5, 2011 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga with Melissa 101 is a beginner yoga class. This class will introduce you to the foundations of yoga and the foundational poses. Yoga has become associated with the physical postures here in the West, but it is part of a greater tradition that includes breath practice, mantra, mudras, and philosophy. Yoga means to yoke, […]

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