yoga for shoulders

Namaste Yoga 316 Awakening Your True Self Series: Sympathetic Joy

January 29, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Sympathetic Joy This week in our Awakening to Your True Self Series, we continue with the four Brahma 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 way we […]

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Namaste Yoga 310 Awakening Your True Self Series: Acceptance

December 18, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Acceptance We continue our mindfulness based yoga series with the second letter of Jack Kronfield’s acronym RAIN. Last week we focused on recognition. This week we bring awareness to acceptance. We can ask ourselves, am I free and loving? It is possible to live with freedom and compassion in all areas of your life. Through […]

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Yoga with Melissa 305 Focused Living Series Wholehearted Dedication

November 13, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Wholehearted Dedication Members Practice First: Upper Back Rehydration Sequence We are going to do a lot things to release your shoulders today in our class. If you would like a super quick actionable checklist of 3 ways to release your shoulders, I will be sharing at the end how to get that. Namaste Yoga 305 […]

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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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Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 240, Chest Opener Yoga, Kapha Dosha, Heart Chakra

August 15, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Chest Opening for Pana Vayu This 50 minute intermediate hatha yoga class is all about the chest opener and pec stretch. If you have chest and shoulder pain you are going to love these yoga poses. These yoga exercises are specifically for the ayurvedic body type kapha dosha as they focus on the chest opener. […]

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Yoga for Hips and Shoulders, 50 min Yoga Class, Samadhi, The Eight Limbs of Yoga, Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 231

June 13, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga Bliss The final class in the eight limbs of yoga series will begin by releasing your shoulders and hips to prepare you for three seated meditations to bring you as close to an experience of samadhi (bliss) as possible. Samadhi is a merging with your Divine Consciousness and True Self and so we will […]

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Yoga for Shoulder Injuries

March 28, 2013 Melissa's Blog Posts
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What yoga should I do to help with a shoulder injury? Hi Melissa, I wanted to thank you for all your great videos and love the new website format add ons! they are really helpful. i have had such a time with my left shoulder and I am working with a therapists that is really releasing […]

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Yoga with Melissa 113 Vishnu Series, Krishna/Gopala

December 22, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa is about Vishnu’s Vishnu’s eighth incarnation as Kirshna, the friend and teacher who delivers the Bhagavadgita to Arjuna. Krishna is a symbol of devotion, love, and pure joy. Through the Bhagavadgita Krishna shows the way of karma yoga and bhakti yoga. In this class we will focus on Krishna’s young days as […]

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Yoga with Melissa 86 Yoga Stories: Eagle Pose with Nienke from Yoga Bliss

June 17, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes

Yoga with Melissa 86 is on eagle pose, Gaurudasana: Mythical King of the Birds. The eagle pose mainly focuses on the shoulders and hips but also improves flexibility in all the major joints in the body: ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, elbows and wrists. Please be mindful of any shoulder or knee issues/injuries. The eagle invites […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 54: Listening with Your Insight Mind, Listening with Your Whole Body Series

October 7, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa is about Listening to our Mind Body, our Insight. In this episode of Yoga with Melissa we will continue our series on listening with our whole bodies, to listen with our minds. In this class we will access our insight mind. This does not mean listening with our mind that likes to […]

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