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Yoga with Melissa 73: Bandhas

March 21, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes

Yoga with Melissa 73 is on the three bandhas. We will be practicing with mula (or moola) bandha, uddiyana bandha and jalandara bandha. These translate as root lock, navel lock and chin lock. The bandhas are muscular contractions that help to focus the mind, channel energy through the body in specific ways and balance the […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 40: Special Series Yamas and Niyamas: Tapas with Dr. Melissa West

June 30, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes

Yoga with Melissa 40 is about the third niyama tapas. This yoga class continues our 10-class series on the yamas and niyamas with the third niyama or personal practice, tapas. The root of tapas, tap means to heat and so the asana practice is about creating heat to cause positive change. This is a vigorous […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 29: Special Series on Hindu Deities, Kali with Dr. Melissa West

May 9, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes

Yoga with Melissa is a yoga class on the Hindu Goddess Kali, it continues our series of yoga classes around the Hindu Deities. This week we invoke Kali as the fast track to problem solving and spiritual advancement. Through Kali we invoke the power of kundalini, creativity and the will to compel physical movement and […]

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