beginning yoga

Beginner Hatha Yoga | How to do Yoga with Tim | Celebrating 500 Episodes and 10 Years on YouTube YwM 500

September 27, 2019 Beginners Yoga Class
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Episode 500 To celebrate 10 years and 500 episodes on YouTube, Melissa goes behind the camera and Tim gets on the mat to welcome beginners and those with beginner’s mind to try yoga. If Tim can do yoga, anybody can do yoga with this 30 minute at home yoga video. You will be laughing your […]

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Beginner Yoga How to do Sun Salutations Step by Step, Pose by Pose, Yoga with Melissa 294

August 28, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class

Sun Salutations Today’s yoga class is designed for the absolute beginner. You can do this class if you have never done a yoga class before in your life. I will give you slow, easy to follow, step-by-step, pose by pose instructions on how to do sun salutations. I will explain to you in detail how […]

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Start Yoga with Namaste Yoga

July 29, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts

Beginners Start Yoga with Namaste Yoga Are you new to yoga? Have you always wanted to begin a yoga practice but don’t know where to start? This August we are going to be leading a beginner yoga challenge right here and on Instagram. As luck would have it, Namaste Yoga has 31 beginner yoga classes. […]

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Beginner Yoga for Discipline, Yoga with Melissa 275

April 17, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga Discipline When we asked beginners what their biggest obstacle to learning yoga, many of them responded discipline, motivation and commitment to practice yoga. Well today’s class is all about connecting to your internal discipline. In yoga we call this tapas. Tapas translates as practice causing positive change and it requires discipline and effort. It […]

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Yoga for Beginners | Beginner Yoga for Concentration 1 hour | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 274

April 10, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Focus :When we asked beginner’s what their biggest obstacles to learning yoga was many of them answered focus. Laura says, I’m a beginner among beginners and my big huge stumbling block is staying focused! My mind always runs to other thoughts while I’m practising. Kerri says, I think my biggest challenge is slowing my mind. […]

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Beginner Yoga for Flexibility | Yoga for Beginners 1 hour | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 273

April 3, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts

Flexibility When we asked beginner’s what the biggest obstacle to learning yoga they faced, many of them responded with lack of flexibility. The great news is that you don’t have to be flexible to do yoga. You practice yoga to become flexible. As adults, we are confined to chairs, desks, couches, cars, public transportation and […]

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Beginner Yoga for Balance, Yoga with Melissa 269

March 6, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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Beginner Yoga Balance What is balance? Balance is an even distribution of weight allowing something or someone to remain upright and steady. It can also mean a condition in which different elements are in the correct proportion or equal. To me it is a combination between stability and flexibility. I believe that one of the […]

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Yoga for Beginners | Beginner Yoga: Absolute Beginner 1 hour | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 268

February 27, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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Absolute Beginners Today’s yoga class is designed for the absolute beginner. You can do this class if you have never done a yoga class before in your life. I will give you slow, easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and tell you exactly how to get in and out of each and every pose. Detailed instructions […]

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Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 252 | Yoga for Beginners | Beginner Yoga Breathing (60 mins)

November 7, 2014 Beginners Yoga Class

Breath This beginner’s yoga class on breath teaches the fundamentals on breath. Quite simply we will explore inhalation, the breath in and exhalation, the breath out. Additionally we will stretch the container of the breath through yoga postures or asanas that open up the chest, back, side body and soften the belly. Finally we will […]

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Yoga for Beginners | 60 min Beginner Yoga Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 251

October 31, 2014 Beginners Yoga Class

How far should I go? In this 1 hour beginner yoga class we will look at how far we should go in beginning yoga poses. If the physical sensation in your body is so strong that it is all that you are able to focus on, then even your beginning yoga routine and the most […]

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