yoga for legs

The Ultimate Secret of Yin Yoga for Legs | 60 mins | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 424 LIVE

February 26, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yin Yoga for Legs In this yin yoga class for your legs we will focus on the quadriceps, inner thighs (adductors) outer thighs (abductors) and hamstrings. Yin yoga for legs is entirely appropriate because yin yoga is generally intended to target the lower body. The lower body, including your hips, pelvis, inner thighs and lower […]

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Back to School Yoga Spare: Grounding Intermediate Yoga : Episode 348

September 9, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Grounding Intermediate Yoga We resist embodiment and we remain outside of our embodied experience. We are disassociated from our bodies, their sensations, aliveness, pain, joy, pleasure. This summer with the explosion of pokemon go we became floating heads attached to screens hunting our next acquisition. Our energy has recoiled into our heads for a completely […]

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Yoga with Melissa 346 Poetry in Motion The First Step

August 26, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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The First Step Start Close In by David Whyte Start close in, don’t take the second step or the third, start with the first thing close in, the step you don’t want to take. Start with the ground you know, the pale ground beneath your feet, your own way to begin the conversation. Start with your […]

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Namaste Yoga 323 Awakening to Your True Self Restlessness

March 18, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Restlessness This week we continue with the five hindrances. The five hindrances are common mental states that arise in our practice and lives that can impede our practice. They have been observed and taught as part of Buddhist studies. In teaching about the five hindrances, Sharon Salzberg quotes the Buddha, he says, “Our minds are […]

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Namaste Yoga 313 Awakening to Your True Self The Four Brahma Viharas

January 8, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Home This week in our Awakening to Your True Self Series, we are turning our attention to the four Brahama Viharas. These translate as supreme states, desired dwelling, divine abiding, or our best home. They include loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. The brahma viharas or the four divine abodes are the teachings on the […]

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Namaste Yoga 311 Awakening Your True Self Series: Investigation

December 25, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Investigation Members practice hamstring rescue first. We continue our mindfulness based yoga series with the third letter of Jack Kornfield’s acronym RAIN. The first two weeks we focused on recognition and acceptance. Today we bring awareness to Investigation. Through our yoga practice we can awaken to our True Selves. We can discover new ways to […]

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Namaste Yoga 308 Cultural Conditioning Series The Myth of Perfect Health

December 4, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Health 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. We tend to buy into the myth the perfect health is something that we can achieve, […]

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Yoga with Melissa 24: Special Series on Hindu Deities Ganesh Remover of Obstacles with Dr. Melissa West

March 8, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 24 is a yoga class on Ganesh the remover of obstacles 🙂 This is the first in a series of classes on Hindu Deities. Let’s dive into the world of Hindu mythology. When practice yoga with and listen to stories of the gods and goddesses we can view them as symbolic representations […]

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