yoga for upper body strength

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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Yoga for Upper Body Strength

July 13, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga for Upper Body Strength Today we are going to be talking about yoga for upper body strength, why it is so important, why yoga is good for strength and muscle and which yoga poses in particular are good for upper body strength. Why is upper body strength so important? The more muscle mass you […]

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Yoga with Melissa 336: Poetry In Motion: Our Deepest Fear

June 17, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Our Deepest Fear Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson from A Return to Love Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, […]

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Namaste Yoga 328 Awakening to Your True Self Series, The Six Perfections: Patience Part 2

April 22, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Patience Part 2 In our Awakening Your True Self Series we are exploring the Six Paramitas or Six Perfections. The intention behind cultivating the six perfections is for the development of compassion. It is considered a path of the Bodhisattva. Today we are reflecting on the third paramita or third perfection which is ksanti paramita […]

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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 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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Namaste Yoga 309 Awakening Your True Self Series: Recognition

December 11, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Recognition Welcome to a brand new Namaste Yoga series on mindfulness. Mindfulness is a non-judging, receptive awareness. You could view mindfulness as a respectful attention. We tend to go through our days giving attention with reaction, judgment, likes dislikes and we even ignore what is happening. Sometimes we measure our experiences based on our expectations. […]

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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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