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What’s Missing from Most Yoga Part Two: Community

June 28, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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What’s Missing from Most Yoga Part Two Today I’m going to share with you Part Two of what I think is missing from most yoga today. Hi I’m Melissa from Yoga with Melissa. I offer Real Yoga for Real People. We are all about connection. Connection with a teacher and teachings that allow you to […]

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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 100 Yoga of Emotions: Joy and Gratitude

December 5, 2011 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga with Melissa is on Joy and Gratitude. It is with joy and gratitude we present to you the 100th episode of Namaste Yoga. Today’s theme (thanks to Yoga with Melissa viewer Elissa Richmond) is all about joy and gratitude. Melissa begins this episode with tears of joy and gratitude for the first 100 episodes […]

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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 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 94: The Five Vayus: Apan Vayu

December 5, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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The Five Vayus: Apan Vayu This week we will be working with becoming aware of and enhancing the downward flow of energy in our bodies. Apan Vayu is located at the anus, but also runs along the base of the neck, down the spine, whole back and down through the heels. Apan Vayu is responsible […]

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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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