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Daily Hatha Yoga Routine 12 Poses You Should Do Daily | Yoga with Melissa 479

March 22, 2019 Beginners Yoga Class
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Daily Hatha Yoga This hour long daily hatha yoga routine includes the twelve most important yoga poses you should do every day. The inversions, backbends, twists, forward folds, balancing poses, side bends and resting poses in this hatha yoga class will give you the most complete yoga class for your body that will attend both […]

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Daily Hatha Yoga

March 20, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Daily Hatha Yoga If you experience back pain, headaches, neck and shoulder pain, this daily hatha yoga class is offers a therapeutic and healing approach to daily yoga. The hatha yoga poses that focus on strong glutes in this class can help to prevent injury to your low back and knees. Strong butt muscles will […]

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Valentines Special: 15 min Vinyasa Flow Chest Opener with special guest Mary O’Meara

February 7, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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15 min Vinyasa Flow Today, we have a special guests on Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa, Mary O’Meara from O’M Yoga with Mary O’Meara. Vinyasa Flow yoga is about connecting our breath to our postures. It is a dynamic style of yoga that allows us to find a moving meditation while transforming our mind, body, and […]

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Behind the Scenes of Yoga with Melissa: Vlog 35

October 3, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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BTS – Behind the Scenes This has been a week of interaction and collaboration with you. I began my week by interviewing two of our members in our membership community for our regular feature, the Just Like Me Interviews. Then the week unfolded with a fruitful discussion about how my teachings are working for you: when […]

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How is Yoga Different than Stretching?

August 31, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga Different than Stretching? Today’s question comes from Mary from Facebook, she wants to know, how is yoga different than stretching? Thank you for a great question Mary 🙂 The short answer to that is that yoga is much more than stretching. While yoga focuses on flexibility, there are also many postures that focus on […]

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Yoga with Melissa 344 Poetry in Motion Body Awareness

August 12, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Body Awareness “TWO COUNTRIES” by Naomi Shihab Nye Skin remembers how long the years grow when skin is not touched, a gray tunnel of singleness, feather lost from the tail of a bird, swirling onto a step, swept away by someone who never saw it was a feather. Skin ate, walked, slept by itself, knew […]

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How to do Wild Thing Pose

August 10, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Wild Thing Pose Hi I’m Dr. Melissa West Welcome to Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa Today we have a question that comes via my website contact form: Hi Melissa! Nice to write you again 🙂 After a little while, I am taking up again yoga classes. Recently, I did the Aversion episodes, I they was so […]

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Namaste Yoga 324 Awakening Your True Self Series Doubt

March 25, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Doubt This is the final week 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 […]

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Namaste Yoga 301 Focused Living Saucha, Simplicity and Continual Refinement

October 16, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Simplicity This week we arrive at the niyamas, the inner facets of the eight-fold path of yoga. The niyamas allow us to continue our journey inward so that we can uncover our True Nature. We begin with saucha which Nischala Joy Devi translates as simplicity and continual refinement so that you can see your True […]

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Yoga with Melissa 299 Focused Living Letting Go

October 2, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Letting Go Throughout this focused living series we have been focused on creating a life of less, but better. This aligns perfectly with the fifth yama of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras aparigraha. Often this yama focuses on letting go of material possessions and that will definitely create space in your life. However with this series we […]

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