calming yoga

Yin Yoga for Sleep – Why You Should Practice Before Bed

August 8, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts

Yin Yoga for Sleep Yin Yoga is one of my favorite things to do before bed! In this video, I talk about a few reasons that yin yoga is a great practice for sleep. As a calming practice, yin yoga helps us balance our yin and yang energies to guide us into a more restful […]

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Bad Yogi Stress Relieving Flow

February 22, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class

Stress Relieving Flow Today we have a special guest: Erin Motz of Bad Yogi. Bad Yogi is all about redefining yoga culture and doing away with the snobbery and pretense that often comes along with yoga culture, so you’ll find this class to be pretty down-to-earth, accessible, and authentic. It’s focused on stress relief, so […]

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Yoga with Melissa 377 Heart Stabilization Series: Steady and Calm Attention

March 31, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class

Steady and Calm Yoga The speed of our everyday lives, both online and offline can leave us feeling frustrated and disconnected from our patience, stillness and compassion. It is not unusual to feel like our minds, bodies and emotions are endlessly spasming and it is no wonder we feel scattered and unsteady. When we come […]

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Namaste Yoga 302 Focused Living Series Inner Santosha and Contentment

October 23, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class

Inner Contentment In our culture our attention is so often pulled up and outside of ourselves. We look for happiness and satisfaction outside of ourselves. Even our self-care practices have an external focus. Contentment requires focus as it is an internal practice. As Sara Avant Stover reminds us, no amount of external pampering can nourish […]

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Yoga with Melissa 103, Yoga of Emotions: Calmness

December 5, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class

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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