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Yoga with Melissa 103, Yoga of Emotions: Calmness

December 5, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 103 is on Calmness. This continues our series of classes of hatha yoga classes onemotions based on Peter Marchand’s book, The Yoga of the Nine Emotions. We begin the class with a Tich Nhat Hanh mantra and then move into a series of mini yoga vinyasas inspired by Mark Whitwell, Ron Stapleton […]

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Yoga with Melissa 102, Yoga of Emotions: Anger

December 5, 2011 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga with Melissa 102 is on the Emotions of Anger. Continuing our series based on Peter Marchand’s The Yoga of Nine Emotions we will navigate the emotion of anger. In the yoga community there may be this misconception that it is all rainbows, unicorns and butterflies – but let’s get real, we’re real people, living […]

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Yoga with Melissa 100 Yoga of Emotions: Joy and Gratitude

December 5, 2011 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga with Melissa is on Joy and Gratitude. It is with joy and gratitude we present to you the 100th episode of Namaste Yoga. Today’s theme (thanks to Yoga with Melissa viewer Elissa Richmond) is all about joy and gratitude. Melissa begins this episode with tears of joy and gratitude for the first 100 episodes […]

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Yoga with Melissa 99, Yoga of Emotions: Compassion

December 5, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 99 is on compassion. This is the second in our series of hatha yoga classes on emotions. Our focus is on karuna – compassion. “True compassion is a communication of truth in loving kindness.” Peter Marchand, The Yoga of Nine Emotions. In this episode we will navigate the emotion of sadness to […]

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Yoga with Melissa 98 – Yoga of Emotions: Fear

December 5, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 98 is on Fear. This is a new series of hatha yoga classes on emotions. Those with a vata dosha are more prone to fear, worry and anxiety so this asana practice is designed to improve apana vayu, the downward flow of energy to ground and calm agitation. This series is inspired […]

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Yoga with Melissa 97 The Five Vayus: Vyana Vayu

December 5, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 97 is on Vyana Vayu. This is the final hatha yoga class in our series of classes on the five vayus. This is the expansive aspect of life force energy. Once we cultivate energy internally through udana vayu, we can then begin to disperse it outwards like spokes on a wheel through […]

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Yoga with Melissa 96 – The Five Vayus Udana Vayu

December 5, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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 Yoga with Melissa 96 is on Udana Vayu. This hatha yoga class continues our series on the five vayus with udana vayu. This is a more subtle prana of upward moving energy to express your truth, expand your awareness and raise your consciousness. This vayu is active primarily region between your heart and your heat […]

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Yoga with Melissa 95 – The Five Vayus Samana Vayu

December 5, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 95 is on Samana Vayu. This hatha yoga class is on samana vayu, the great equalizer. The key location of this vayu is at the navel center (think third chakra). Samana vayu is responsible to assimilation of all kinds: food (nourishment – or lack thereof), thought patterns, emotions, sensory perception, and breath. […]

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Yoga with Melissa 94: The Five Vayus: Apan Vayu

December 5, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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The Five Vayus: Apan Vayu This week we will be working with becoming aware of and enhancing the downward flow of energy in our bodies. Apan Vayu is located at the anus, but also runs along the base of the neck, down the spine, whole back and down through the heels. Apan Vayu is responsible […]

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Yoga with Melissa 93 – The Five Vayus Prana Vayu

December 5, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 93 is on Prana Vayu. This hatha yoga class is a new 5 part series focused on the management of prana – vital life force energy that animates all levels of our being. Through these yoga classes we will become more attentive towards the energy flowing through our bodies and learn how […]

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