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What are the Five Bhavas?

June 20, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Five Bhavas? Bhakti yoga is a yoga of the Hindu tradition that offers a total surrender and faith to God and develops our capacity to love. It is said when realization is reached on this path of devotion that you will love all and hate none. It is not about generating love for personal gain. […]

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What is Bhakti Yoga?

June 19, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Bhakti Yoga Bhakti Yoga is said to be the fast track to enlightenment. In this video I will explain what bhakti yoga is and how my practice of it has evolved over time. Bhakti yoga is a yoga of the Hindu tradition that offers a total surrender and faith to God and develops our capacity […]

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Happy Navaratri

October 15, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

This week marks the festival of 9 days of Navaratri, when Hindu’s invoke the the universal mother, in her form as “Durga.” This year the festival falls from October 15th to 23rd.Today is the beginning of Navaratri, the nine nights of celebration when we invoke the the universal mother, in her form as “Durga.” On […]

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Yoga with Melissa 115, Vishnu Series, Lakshmi

January 5, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class

Yoga with Melissa 115 is on Lakshmi. During the last hatha yoga class in a series on Vishnu, we will focus on Lakshmi, the Goddess of Abundance. The concept for this class came from Danny Arguetty’s book, Nourishing the Teacher: Inquiries, Contemplations and Insights on the Path of Yoga. Instead of focusing on lack in […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 27: Special Series on Hindu Deities, Lakshmi with Dr Melissa West

March 28, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes

Yoga with Melissa 27 is a yoga class on Lakshmi. Lakshmi is the Goddess of abundance, both material and spiritual. Lakshmi is also known as the Goddess of beauty. In this yoga class we will explore the beauty and abundance of yoga postures or asana. This yoga class begins with a gentle reclined twist series […]

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