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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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Yoga with Melissa 97 The Five Vayus: Vyana Vayu

December 5, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 97 is on Vyana Vayu. This is the final hatha yoga class in our series of classes on the five vayus. This is the expansive aspect of life force energy. Once we cultivate energy internally through udana vayu, we can then begin to disperse it outwards like spokes on a wheel through […]

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Yoga with Melissa 96 – The Five Vayus Udana Vayu

December 5, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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 Yoga with Melissa 96 is on Udana Vayu. This hatha yoga class continues our series on the five vayus with udana vayu. This is a more subtle prana of upward moving energy to express your truth, expand your awareness and raise your consciousness. This vayu is active primarily region between your heart and your heat […]

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Yoga with Melissa 95 – The Five Vayus Samana Vayu

December 5, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 95 is on Samana Vayu. This hatha yoga class is on samana vayu, the great equalizer. The key location of this vayu is at the navel center (think third chakra). Samana vayu is responsible to assimilation of all kinds: food (nourishment – or lack thereof), thought patterns, emotions, sensory perception, and breath. […]

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Yoga with Melissa 93 – The Five Vayus Prana Vayu

December 5, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 93 is on Prana Vayu. This hatha yoga class is a new 5 part series focused on the management of prana – vital life force energy that animates all levels of our being. Through these yoga classes we will become more attentive towards the energy flowing through our bodies and learn how […]

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Yoga with Melissa 92 Yoga Stories Tree Pose or Vrksasana

December 5, 2011 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga with Melissa 92 is on Tree Pose or Vrikshasana. This is the final hatha yoga class in the yoga story series. To finish off our series with will practice with tree pose which is said to be symbolic of birth and death. The seasonal nature of trees promises both death and rebirth. In this […]

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