alternate nostril breathing

Yoga with Melissa 368 Moving at the Speed of Our Bodies, Yoga for Stillness, Relief from Nervous Agitation

January 27, 2017 Intermediate Yoga Class

Yoga with Melissa 368 Are you exhausted, worn out, spinning your wheels, going in every direction, multitasking without getting results, anxious, restless, tense, nervous, fearful, agitated, sleepless, or a bundle of nerves? Then this class from our moving at the speed of your body series is for you. “Out of deep stillness, movement is created.” […]

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Namaste Yoga 330 Awaken Your True Self Series, The Six Paramitas or The Six Perfections, Cherish Your Energy

May 6, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class

Yoga for Energy 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 fourth paramita or the fourth perfection, the perfection of […]

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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

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 326 Awakening to Your True Self Series, The Six Perfections: Morality

April 8, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class

Morality 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 second of the six perfections or six paramitas, sila paramita or […]

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Right and Left Nostrils in Alternate Nostril Breathing

January 13, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts

Nostril Breathing :Great class Melissa. (Namaste Yoga 252, Beginner Yoga Class on Breath) Your class helped me in centering today. Alternate Nostril breathing had a very calming effect on me.I also noticed that I was inhaling more from right nostril however didn’t have much to exhale from the left. It certainly meant something….how would you […]

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Yoga with Melissa 203, Yoga for Inner Awareness, Benefits of Yoga Series

November 8, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class

Internal Awareness Intermediate Class Many of us have become so busy in our day to day lives that we have forgotten how to listen and trust our bodies. Our culture teaches us to override fatigue with caffeine and sugar. In overriding the needs of our bodies we become disconnected and estranged from our internal experience […]

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How to do Alternate Nostril Breathing

February 24, 2013 Melissa's Blog Posts

Today’s comment/question comes to us from violetgypsie on YouTube … she says, in response to my yoga for evenings video: I can’t do alternate nostril breathing… I can’t breath through my nose at all for months now… working on getting that fixed. Thank you for your lovely videos. So first of all, you can sign up on […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 28: Special Series on Hindu Deities, Balance with Vishnu with Dr Melissa West

April 6, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes

Yoga with Melissa 28 is about creating balance with Vishnu. Vishnu is part of a trinity of Hindu Gods with Brahma the creator, Shiva the destroyer and Vishnu the preserver. We begin our class by balancing through nadi shodhana or alternate nostril breathing. We then move through a series of yoga postures or asanas to […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 27: Special Series on Hindu Deities, Lakshmi with Dr Melissa West

March 28, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes

Yoga with Melissa 27 is a yoga class on Lakshmi. Lakshmi is the Goddess of abundance, both material and spiritual. Lakshmi is also known as the Goddess of beauty. In this yoga class we will explore the beauty and abundance of yoga postures or asana. This yoga class begins with a gentle reclined twist series […]

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Yoga with Melissa 13: Pranayama/Breath Practice with Dr. Melissa West

December 19, 2009 Earlier Yoga Episodes

In Yoga with Melissa 13, Melissa takes you through various pranayama practices in a series of simple yoga poses. Pranayama practices from 3-part breathing, extended exhalation, square breath, kapalabhati breath, lion’s breath, breath of joy and alternate nostril breathing are explored. As a special bonus, one of Melissa’s guests is pregnant, so precautions for prenatal […]

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