yoga poses for balance

Yoga for Unwavering Focus in the Attention Economy | Yoga with Melissa 494

July 26, 2019 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Hatha Yoga This hatha yoga class with balancing flows and probably more joy than you realized was possible with yoga blocks is going to be the most fun you had all week, plus it will help develop unwavering focus. The yoga sequences will develop strength in your glute meds and glute max. This hatha yoga […]

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How to Balance in Dancer Pose: Yoga with Melissa 364

December 30, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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How to Balance in Dancer Pose I would recommend that our members do the upper back rehydration sequence before this class. As we are making the transition from 2016 to 2017, one of the many reasons to sit out or dance could be your balance system. As you know so far from our series, your […]

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Yoga with Melissa 362 Yoga for Balance 3 Techniques to Balance in Eagle Pose

December 16, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga Balance If you want to have great balance you need to focus on your proprioception, your vestibular system and your visual system. Somebody who has excellent balance has a high degree of proprioceptive awareness, a highly attuned vestibular system and visual system. However, somebody who feels that their balance is off or experiences a […]

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Yoga with Melissa 360 Yoga for Balance: Half Moon Balancing Pose

December 2, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Half Moon Balancing Pose As you learned in Yoga in Melissa 354, your balance relies on your vision, your proprioception and your vestibular system. Your body takes in these signals from your vision, proprioception and vestibular system through nerve impulses through special nerve endings called sensory receptors and sends signals to your brain. In this […]

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Yoga with Melissa 357, Yoga for Balance: Warrior Three

November 11, 2016 Advanced Yoga Class
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Balance When your balance system is working well, you will be able to see clearly, move well, identify your orientation in relation to gravity, determine your direction and speed of movement and make postural adjustments to maintain your position and stability in various conditions and activities. As you learned in Yoga with Melissa 354, your […]

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Yoga with Melissa 354 Back to School Yoga: The Three Keys to Balance

October 21, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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yoga for balance Balance is your ability to maintain your body’s center of mass over its base of support. Put more simply it is your competency to not fall over. Your ability or inability to balance is the result of three systems: Your vestibular system Your proprioceptive system Your visual system Your Vestibular System Your […]

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Why You Have Balance Problems

October 19, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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How to Improve your Balance Linda from facebook wants to know, “Why do I have difficulty balancing in yoga?” I get so many questions on balance and yoga I can’t even tell you! The reasons for difficulty in balance in yoga could be one of three things or a combination of all three. First of […]

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Namaste Yoga 298 Focused Living Series: Disciplined Moderation of Energy An Intermediate Level Yoga Class

September 25, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Moderate Energy I hear from you, my students, all the time that staying present, focused, feeling present in the moment, and trying to stay mindful are difficult for you. Many of you have told me that you having difficulty focusing and finding mental clarity. You would like to have more equanimity in your lives, reduce […]

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Namaste Yoga 297 Focused Living, Non-Stealing, Sleep and Play

September 18, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Non-Stealing According to Traditional Chinese Medicine we are born with a fixed amount of energy called, jing chi. As we go through our lives, our jing chi gets used up. Everyday stressors, illness, and substance abuse, use up our jing chi at a more rapid rate. It is incredibly difficult to restore your jing chi, […]

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Namaste Yoga 296 Focus and Your Personal Truth

September 11, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Personal Truth The second yama of the five yamas in Patanjali’s yoga sutras is satya and speaks about truth. In fact, most often this sutra is discussed in terms of right speech and speaking the truth. Today I would like to interpret this sutra as a practice of coming to know your True Self and […]

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