Yoga for Posture

Yoga to Grow Taller at the Wall with Laura G

July 29, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Grow Taller The wall is a versatile prop, especially for working on posture. We spend so much time during the day looking down and reaching forward that we tend to develop rounded posture. This can even cause us to appear shorter. Using the wall as a prop helps us to stack the body, open the […]

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New Solutions for Restless Leg Syndrome

January 4, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Restless Leg Syndrome Jeanette from our membership community asks: Hi Melissa, I have a yoga student who is suffering from restless leg syndrome are there any yoga poses you would recommend?? She says she has a hard time getting to sleep at night. Many thanks in advance, Jeannette xx ps. I just treasure my membership […]

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Yoga with Melissa 349: Back to School Yoga, Yoga for Your Spine

September 16, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga for Spine Everything I learned about the importance of my spine I learned from my teachers at Esther Myers Yoga Studio. Your spines is your structural, nervous and energetic core of of your body. Esther Myer says, “When you connect with your spine, you are connected to the core of who you are, where […]

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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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Namaste Yoga 307 Cultural Conditioning Series The Myth of Continual Improvement

November 27, 2015 Advanced Yoga Class
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Cycles 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 of the hero’s journey. In an overly simplified version […]

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Yoga for Concentration 50 min | Drishti & Ahimsa | Yoga with Melissa 295

September 4, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Nonviolence Welcome to a brand new series on Namaste Yoga. When we asked you what your biggest obstacle to practicing yoga, many of you spoke of interruptions and distractions, putting your yoga time first before other demands. Some of you spoke about how your mind is full of other things, a lot of you talked […]

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Questions from a fellow Yoga Teacher Carol

May 22, 2013 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga for Posture – Lining Up for Core Strength :Today’s Question comes from Carol from the membership site: Hi Melissa How synchronistic! I just sent you a request for a back strengthener class and afterwards was drawn to do this posture class and LOVE how it addresses core strength through the bandhas, abdominals and back […]

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