Intermediate Yoga Class

Heart Killing Busyness and Overwork in the Attention Economy | Yoga with Melissa 498

September 13, 2019 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yin Yoga The Chinese character for busyness translates as heart killing. In the attention economy where everybody is vying for our attention, it is hard not to be affected by the noise of others. In the attention economy, there is a lot of noise that comes from outside in. We are estranged from ourselves. When […]

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Yin Yang Yoga | Yin Yang Theory | Attention Economy Series | Yoga with Melissa 497

August 30, 2019 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yin Yang Yoga In the attention economy brands and individuals, that is living and breathing human beings compete for continual growth of likes and followers on different platforms from YouTube to podcasts on ITunes, Facebook, Instagram to Snapchat. Our self worth is tied to the number of followers and likes we have. Each of us, […]

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Yoga with Melissa 226, Third Limb of Yoga: Asana, 8 Limbs of Yoga, How to do Lotus Pose Safely, 1 hr Yoga Class

May 9, 2014 Beginners Yoga Class

Ease and Steadiness in the Restless, Churning Waters of Life. Yoga Sutras 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 will simply remove what […]

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Yoga with Melissa 215, Yoga for Devotion, Bhakti Yoga, Hanuman Series

February 7, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class

Devotion One of the things that Hanuman is best known for, as we learned a little bit last week with the sun salutations,  is devotion. Hanuman’s selfless devotion is to his beloved Ram and as you know, his strength came from chanting his name, “Ram, Ram, Ram.” In every temple of Ram, there is a […]

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Yoga with Melissa 204, Intention Setting Intermediate Yoga Class (1 hr), Benefits of Yoga Series

November 15, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class

Intermediate Yoga Class Each time we practice yoga we get the opportunity to reflect on our reason for coming to our mats in the first place. Why are we here? What do we want to get out of our practice? What is it that we want to receive by practicing our yoga? By setting a […]

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Yoga with Melissa 194, Benefits of Yoga Series, Yoga for Flexibility

September 6, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class

Yoga with Melissa 194 Benefits of Yoga Series One of the main benefits of practicing yoga is flexibility. The yoga asanas allow us to become more limber in our bodies, bodies that are stiff from sitting all day at computers, on commuter trains, and flaking out on couches watching television. According to the Toa Te […]

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Yoga with Melissa 193, Benefits of Yoga Series, 50 Minute Yoga for Strength

August 30, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class

Strength Yoga When you practice yoga you think first of your physical body and the asanas. When you think of strength, you think first of the strength of your physical body. In yoga there is something called the koshas, the layers of your body. The densest layer is your physical body, there are much more […]

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Yoga with Melissa 168 Compassion in Action, Lakshmi Series, Elephant Lakshmi

March 8, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class

Show Notes:Yoga with Melissa 168 Compassion in Action, Lakshmi Series, Elephant Lakshmi “Those are the Tracks of a Really Big Elephant” an Intermediate to Advanced Yoga Class Gaja Lakshmi or the Elephant Lakshmi was born out of the churning of the ocean of the consciousness. This form of Lakshmi comes from the story Samudra Manthan […]

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Yoga for Creativity, Lakshmi Series: Goddess Shashti, Yoga with Melissa 167

March 1, 2013 Advanced Yoga Class

Show Notes for Yoga with Melissa 167 Yoga for Creativity, Lakshmi Series, Goddess Shasti An Intermediate – Advanced Yoga Class This week as I reflect back on episode 166 of  Yoga with Melissa, Santana Lakshmi and the abundance of fertility, I am looking back on the theme of creativity. Many of us struggle with creativity, […]

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Yoga for Fertility and Abundance, Lakshmi Series, Yoga with Melissa 166

February 22, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class

Show Notes: Episode 166 This week we are tuning into the Goddess of fertility, Santana Lakshmi. Santana means offspring. Santana Lakshmi blesses her devotees with the wealth of good children who will possess good health and a long life. She also protects infants from danger and disease. Satana Lakshmi has 6 arms. The number six reminds […]

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