yoga for gratitude

Take Refuge from Consumerism with this Hatha Yoga | Yoga with Melissa 462

November 26, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Full Hatha Yoga Class This intermediate hatha yoga class is a place of shelter, safety, protection and relief from the excessive consumerism and drive to accumulate that has become characteristic the commercial push of Black Friday only hours after the celebration of American Thanksgiving. In this intermediate hatha yoga class we will take the time […]

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Precious Human Life| Hatha Yoga for Gratitude | Yoga with Melissa 453

September 25, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Celebrating 9 Years on YouTube Part 1 Part 2 To celebrate nine years of Yoga with Melissa we will practice a Hatha Yoga Class for Gratitude with a focus on the first of the four reminders in Buddhist practice: Precious Human Life. We have been born at the most incredible time with access to a […]

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Weekly Yoga with Melissa West Episode 340 Poetry in Motion: So Many Gifts

July 15, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Gratitude So Many Gifts by Hafiz There are so many gifts Still unopened from your birthday there are so many hand-crafted presents that have been sent to you by God. The Beloved does not mind repeating, “Everything I have is also yours.” Please forgive Hafiz and the Friend if we break into a sweet laughter […]

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Yoga for Chest, Shoulders & Hips | 55 min Hatha Yoga | Gratitude Series | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 293

August 21, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Gratitude in Action Over the last couple of weeks in our Yoga for Gratitude series we have reflected on how we can cultivated gratitude in thought and word. In our Gratitude in Thought class we reflected on all the ways that you have cared for your own life and all the elements within your life […]

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Nonviolent Communication | 1 hour Hatha Yoga | Gratitude Series | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 292

August 14, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Nonviolent Communication In the words of the Buddha, awakening and freedom are found: When sitting, standing, walking and lying down, through right speech, right action, right livelihood, inwardly and outwardly, with the whole body, feelings, mind, and relationships; in solitude and community; in prison, hut, farm or palace, in times of war or peace; in […]

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Yoga Sutra 1 hour Intermediate Hatha Yoga | Gratitude Series | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 291

August 7, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Think Gratitude This is the seventh class in our yoga for gratitude series and will focus on gratitude for thought. Drawing on book two verse 33 and 34 of the yoga sutras we will focus on cultivating the opposite when our thoughts are filled with self-judgment, criticism, shame and unworthiness. This class is inspired by […]

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Core Yoga Class 1 hour Intermediate | Gratitude Series | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 290

July 31, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Core Yoga Class A few weeks ago in my yoga class my teacher, Carly Forest, shared a teaching which opened and softened a lot within me. She suggested offering a prayer, “May I open to difficulty.” For all the controlling, and planning, there is no way to avoid difficulty. It is going to arise in […]

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Backbend Yoga Sequence | Gratitude Series | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 289

July 24, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Backbends : We know from Namaste Yoga, that the stories of the Hindu pantheon and Hindu mythology are no strangers to gratitude and spirituality. When Ganesh was challenged by his brother to a race around the universe, instead he showed his devotion to his parents by circling them, saying, you are my entire universe. Hanuman […]

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Gratitude Series | Gratitude & Happiness | 50 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 287

July 10, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Gratitude and Happiness Robert A. Emmons, Ph. D. has made an academic career of studying the psychological benefits of gratitude on your well being. His research shows that people who take the time to reflect with gratitude feel better about their lives as a whole and are more optimistic. Overall they are more joyful, enthusiastic, […]

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Namaste Yoga 286 Gratitude and Mindfulness An Intermediate Level Yoga Class

July 3, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Gratitude and Mindfulness There is an interesting correlation between mindfulness and gratitude. As Martin Heidegger says, “thinking is thanking.” Gratitude requires some exploration of your life to see where thanks should be given. Robert A. Emmons describes gratitude as a two-stage process. Firstly you must acknowledge the goodness in your life. Secondly you must recognize […]

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