yoga for intermediate

Yoga with Melissa 224, The 5 Yamas, 1 hr Yoga Class, 8 Limbs of Yoga Series

April 11, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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A Different Kind of Alignment Beyond the Physical A Different Kind of Alignment Beyond the Physical. 2:28 “By the practice of the limbs of yoga, the impurities dwindle away and there dawns the light of wisdom leading to discriminative discernment.” The practice of the eight limbs of yoga will not bring you anything new, they […]

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Yoga with Melissa 222, What is Karma? 1 hr Intermediate Yoga Class, Hanuman Series

March 28, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Karma Hanuman practiced the yoga of action, karma yoga. He performed all his duties without detachment, offering everything he did to his beloved Rama. Hanuman was completely free from any need for praise or tribute. In the whole telling of the Ramayana, you will not find one incident where Hanuman did something for himself. All […]

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Yoga with Melissa 209, Age Acceptance Yoga (1 hr), Benefits of Yoga Series

December 20, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Age Acceptance According to Ayurveda our life is divided into four stages. From about birth to twenty five years we are in a kapha stage of life. At this stage of life children and young adults display many kapha qualities. They need a lot of sleep, they have an ability to learn easily and retain […]

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Yoga with Melissa 202, Yoga for Energy, Benefits of Yoga Series

November 1, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Exploring Energy The more you practice yoga the more you realize that it is less important to achieve exotic yoga postures and it is more important to be aware and refine your energy and energy flow. This is truly the mark of an advanced practice. More advanced yogis ask themselves questions such as: Am I […]

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Yoga with Melissa 197, Yoga Breathing, Benefits of Yoga Series

September 27, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga Class for Your Breath Yoga Beyond Belief by Ganga White “The sound of your breath is considered a sacred mantra that is capable of revealing many secrets” Ganga White, Yoga Beyond Belief Yogis believe that there is a direct relationship between the vigor of your breath and your life force and personal power. Breathing […]

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Yoga with Melissa 195, Yoga for Bone Health, Benefits of Yoga Series

September 13, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Improve your Bone Density with Yoga Today we will explore another main benefit of yoga, specifically, increased bone density. Yoga is fantastic for your overall bone health. As we have explored in our benefit of yoga series, we hold poses for long periods of time and shift from pose to counter pose or from one […]

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Yoga with Melissa 192: Yoga for Relaxation and Stress Relief, Benefits of Yoga Series

August 23, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Relaxation and Stress Relief Millions of us in our modern world suffer because we are constantly pushed and hurried. Rushing causes tension and stress. We are over-exposed over-saturated with incoming information 24/7. Any information that comes to you causes your sympathetic nervous system (the fight, flight or freeze) to act or react. When you are […]

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Yoga with Melissa 188, Fearless Yoga: Kaal Ratri Durga, Fire Breathing Goddess, Durga Series

July 26, 2013 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa Episode 188 Kaal Ratri Durga: A Fire Breathing Benevolent Goddess A fire breathing benevolent Goddess We have reached the most violent form of Durga with Kaal Ratri Durga. She is black like the Goddess Kali, she breathes fire, she has wild and crazy hair, lightening coming from her necklace, she carries a […]

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From Darkness to Light, Durga Series: Katyayani Durga, Yoga with Melissa 187

July 19, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Durga Series: Katyayani Durga Katyayani Durga is the sixth form of Durga and she is worshiped on the sixth day of Navaratri. She is the daughter of the sage Katyayana. She has four arms. In her arms she carries a sword, shield, lotus and her final hand offers a blessing. Katyayani Durga rides a lion. […]

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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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