yoga classes

Beginner Yoga for Balance, Yoga with Melissa 269

March 6, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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Beginner Yoga Balance What is balance? Balance is an even distribution of weight allowing something or someone to remain upright and steady. It can also mean a condition in which different elements are in the correct proportion or equal. To me it is a combination between stability and flexibility. I believe that one of the […]

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Yoga for Beginners | Beginner Yoga: Absolute Beginner 1 hour | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 268

February 27, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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Absolute Beginners 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 instructions and tell you exactly how to get in and out of each and every pose. Detailed instructions […]

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Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 252 | Yoga for Beginners | Beginner Yoga Breathing (60 mins)

November 7, 2014 Beginners Yoga Class
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Breath This beginner’s yoga class on breath teaches the fundamentals on breath. Quite simply we will explore inhalation, the breath in and exhalation, the breath out. Additionally we will stretch the container of the breath through yoga postures or asanas that open up the chest, back, side body and soften the belly. Finally we will […]

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Yoga for Beginners | 60 min Beginner Yoga Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 251

October 31, 2014 Beginners Yoga Class
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How far should I go? In this 1 hour beginner yoga class we will look at how far we should go in beginning yoga poses. If the physical sensation in your body is so strong that it is all that you are able to focus on, then even your beginning yoga routine and the most […]

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Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 250 |Yoga for Beginners | Beginner Yoga Intention (70 mins)

October 24, 2014 Beginners Yoga Class
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Today we are learning all about Intention/Sankalpa. This 71 minute yoga for beginners class will teach you about intention or sankalpa. This is gentle yoga with yoga exercises for beginners starting with a guided relaxation. We will begin by stretching your hips with beginning yoga pose keyhole stretch. Then we will stretch your hamstrings with […]

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Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 249 | Yoga for Hips and Heart | 45 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class

October 17, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Nourishment to Others This 45 minute intermediate hatha yoga class for hips and heart class combines yoga for hips to connect with the pleasure of our second chakra and yoga for heart to open to our nurturing spirit in order to be able to offer the pleasure of nourishment to others. This gentle yoga class […]

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Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 245, Brain Yoga, 52 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class

September 19, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Brain  Yoga Class This 53 minutes intermediate hatha yoga class is a brain yoga class. The yoga poses in this hatha yoga class are body and brain yoga. The hatha yoga postures and pranayama are for stress relief. The reason for this is research shows that prolonged stress causes changes to our brain that contribute […]

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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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Help for Yoga for Arthritis Hips

May 29, 2013 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Today’s question comes to us via email from Chris about the Yoga for Arthritis Hips Video: I’ve been doing your yoga for hip arthritis and it is going really – I really think it will help me. Just a quick question… if I sit on the floor with my legs stretched out in front of me, […]

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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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