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Yoga with Melissa 185, Durga Series, Kushmada: Radiant Joy

July 5, 2013 Advanced Yoga Class
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Kushmanda Radiant Joy Here we are at the fourth form of Durga, Kushmanda, and she resides in the fourth chakra, the anahata chakra, or the heart chakra. She is also worshipped on the fourth day of Navaratri. Kushmanda means: “Ku” = a little, “ushma” = warmth/energy in the form of heat, and “anda” means the […]

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Over the Moon Pose, Chandraghanta Durga Series, Advanced Hatha Yoga, Yoga with Melissa 184

June 28, 2013 Advanced Yoga Class
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The Courage to Open to Serenity and Peace: Intermediate to Advanced Yoga Class The third facet of Goddess Durga is ‘Chandraghanta’, who is worshipped on the third day of Navaratri, for peace, tranquility and prosperity in life. Goddess Chandraghanta is the married form the Goddess Parvati. After getting married to Lord Shiva Goddess Mahagauri started […]

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The Discipline of Grace: Brahmacharini Durga, Yoga with Melissa 183

June 21, 2013 Advanced Yoga Class
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The Discipline of Grace Brahmacharini Durga is the second form of Durga who is celebrated on the second day of Navaratri. Brahmacharini means one who practices devout austerity. She is known for her divine grace. She holds a rudraksha mala (rosary) in her right hand and a Kaa – Man (Like Mantra) – Dalu (like […]

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Mountain Pose: Stability, Harmony and Balance, Shailaputri Durga, Durga Series, Yoga with Melissa 182

June 14, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Intermediate Yoga Class Shailaputri Durga: Stability, Harmony and Balance of the Mountains The first form of Durga is Shailaputri, which means the daughter of the mountains. (putri = daughter, shaila = mountains). In her first incarnation she lived the life as Shiva’s wife and threw herself into the fire as we told the story in […]

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Aparigraha or Non-Hoarding a 45 Minute Yoga Sequence, Yoga with Melissa 178

May 17, 2013 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 178 Cultural Conditioning Series: Money Can’t Buy Everything an Intermediate Yoga Class : Cultural Conditioning is the social process in which authority figures such as parents, professors, politicians, religious leaders, peers, and the media define our cultural values, beliefs, ethical systems, and ultimately the way we perceive ourselves in the world. Today […]

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