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Namaste Yoga 307 Cultural Conditioning Series The Myth of Continual Improvement

November 27, 2015 Advanced Yoga Class

Cycles 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. We tend to buy into the myth of the hero’s journey. In an overly simplified version […]

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Yoga with Melissa 102, Yoga of Emotions: Anger

December 5, 2011 Melissa's Blog Posts

Yoga with Melissa 102 is on the Emotions of Anger. Continuing our series based on Peter Marchand’s The Yoga of Nine Emotions we will navigate the emotion of anger. In the yoga community there may be this misconception that it is all rainbows, unicorns and butterflies – but let’s get real, we’re real people, living […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 41: Special Series on the Yamas and Niyamas: Svadhyaya

July 5, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes

Yoga with Melissa 41 is on svadhyaya. This is the second last class in the 10-class  series of yoga on the yamas and niyamas. This class will focus on niyama, svadhyaya (study by and of oneself). Nischala Joy Devi suggests that we can come to know our Divine Self through spiritual texts, nature and introspection. […]

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