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Restorative Yoga, Core Belief: Not Enough, Cultural Conditioning Series, Yoga with Melissa 171

March 28, 2013 Beginners Yoga Class

Not Enough? A Restorative Yoga Class Cultural Conditioning is the social process in which authority figures such as parents, professors, politicians, religious leaders, peers, and the media define our cultural values, beliefs, ethical systems, and ultimately the way we perceive ourselves in the world. One of the biggest beliefs going in our culture right now […]

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Energized by Breath, Shiva Shares the Teachings of Yoga, Shiva Series, Yoga with Melissa 152

November 17, 2012 Yoga with Melissa Episodes

Props Needed for Today’s Class: Yoga Block, Meditation Cushion, cushion or blanket for sitting Yoga Postures: sucirandhrasana (thread the needle, keyhole or figure four stretch), jathara parivartanasana (reclined twist), sharira mudra series (hand/body mudra series), marjaryasana (cat pose), Parivṛtta marjaryasana (thread the needle), parsvakonasana (side angle pose), parivrtta utkatasana (revolved chair pose), parivrtta prasarita padottanasana […]

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Yoga with Melissa 149 Shiva Series How Shiva Got his Blue Throat, Yoga to Release Your Neck

October 26, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class

Yoga with Melissa 149 is a hatha yoga class to release your neck in preparation for shoulderstand. The story of how Shiva got his blue throat and the churning of the ocean of consciousness is such a great story. It reminds us that when we come to the meditation cushion or the yoga mat and […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 146 – Shiva’s Destruction of the Demon Tripura

October 5, 2012 Yoga with Melissa Episodes

Shiva’s Destruction of the Demon Tripura: Confronting our Mortality and Discernment on the Spiritual Path Tarakasura’s three son’s Vidyunmali, Tarakaksha and Viryavana began to perform tapas. For a 100 years they meditated and stood only on one foot. For a thousand more years they live only on air, meditating. For the next one thousand years […]

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