Yoga with Melissa Episode 34: Special Series on Yamas & Niyamas: Satya, Truthfulness with Dr Melissa West

by Melissa West on

Yoga with Melissa 34 is about Satya or Truthfulness. This is the  second of a ten-class series of yoga classes on the yamas and niyamas. Melissa explores what it means to cultivate satya, or truthfulness in yoga asana and in the larger context of your life. Satya occurs when our thoughts words and actions are consistent with one another. By tuning to the truth of our bodies, minds, emotions, breath and spirit we are able to cultivate an honest and sincere practice.

We begin our yoga practice releasing our hamstrings with supta padangusthasana or reclined hand to big toe pose, followed by some hip openers. When we come up to standing we practice the warrior poses. Shoulder Stand and fish pose allow us to access our throat chakra so that we can speak our truth.

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