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What is Hatha Yoga?

March 15, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts

What is Hatha Yoga? Have you ever wondered What exactly is hatha yoga? Today I am going to explain exactly what is meant by this style of yoga. Hi I’m Melissa with Yoga with Melissa, I offer Real Yoga for Real People, yoga you can do so you feel better, move better and connect with […]

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Yoga with Melissa 356: Beginner Yoga for Relaxation

November 4, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class

Yoga for Relaxation Today’s beginner yoga class is all about relaxation. Throughout the class we will focus on letting go of unnecessary tension in our body. Instead of bracing our bodies against gravity, we will allow the support of the earth to release our tension. During this class we will continually bring our attention to […]

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Yoga with Melissa 224, The 5 Yamas, 1 hr Yoga Class, 8 Limbs of Yoga Series

April 11, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class

A Different Kind of Alignment Beyond the Physical A Different Kind of Alignment Beyond the Physical. 2:28 “By the practice of the limbs of yoga, the impurities dwindle away and there dawns the light of wisdom leading to discriminative discernment.” The practice of the eight limbs of yoga will not bring you anything new, they […]

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Yoga with Melissa 219, Listen to Your Body 1 hr Yoga Class, Hanuman Series

March 7, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class

Listen Yoga with Melissa 219 Hanuman Series: Hanuman teaches us to Listen to our own Bodies an Intermediate Class This story demonstrates Hanuman as the master diplomat, go between, mediator and spokesperson. We will begin our story with Rama trusting Hanuman to find his beloved wife Sita who had been captured by Ravana. At this […]

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Yoga with Melissa 201, Yoga for Your Nervous System, Benefits of Yoga Series

October 25, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class

Intermediate Yoga Class Your central nervous system includes your brain and your spinal chord. There are many nerves that connect your brain and body parts and organs through your spinal chords. Your nerves exit your sine between your vertebral foramina. If your spinal column is compressed, out of alignment or your discs have wear and […]

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Yoga with Melissa #198 Benefits of Yoga Series : Digestion Assimilation and Elimination

October 4, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class

Yoga for Digestion Assimilation and Elimination Good digestion is about absorbing what you need and eliminating what you do not – physically, emotionally, mentally, energetically, spiritually. When your digestive system is healthy you will be able to receive nourishment from your food and people in your life. Good digestion means letting yourself be nurtured and […]

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Yoga with Melissa 197, Yoga Breathing, Benefits of Yoga Series

September 27, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class

Yoga Class for Your Breath Yoga Beyond Belief by Ganga White “The sound of your breath is considered a sacred mantra that is capable of revealing many secrets” Ganga White, Yoga Beyond Belief Yogis believe that there is a direct relationship between the vigor of your breath and your life force and personal power. Breathing […]

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Yoga with Melissa 195, Yoga for Bone Health, Benefits of Yoga Series

September 13, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class

Improve your Bone Density with Yoga Today we will explore another main benefit of yoga, specifically, increased bone density. Yoga is fantastic for your overall bone health. As we have explored in our benefit of yoga series, we hold poses for long periods of time and shift from pose to counter pose or from one […]

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Yoga with Melissa 192: Yoga for Relaxation and Stress Relief, Benefits of Yoga Series

August 23, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class

Relaxation and Stress Relief Millions of us in our modern world suffer because we are constantly pushed and hurried. Rushing causes tension and stress. We are over-exposed over-saturated with incoming information 24/7. Any information that comes to you causes your sympathetic nervous system (the fight, flight or freeze) to act or react. When you are […]

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Yoga with Melissa 191 What is Hatha Yoga? Including the Benefits of Hatha Yoga.

August 16, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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What is Hatha Yoga and its Benefits? What is Hatha Yoga? Over the next several weeks we will be exploring Hatha Yoga and its benefits. Ha means sun and tha means moon. Ha is masculine, heating, expanding and strengthening. Tha is feminine, cooling, contracting, and flexible. We need both in our practice to create balance. […]

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