My Six Life Changing Books of 2015

February 3, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts

My Six Life Changing Books of 2015 Here is a list of my favourite and more life changing books of 2016. These books will not have you doing more and producing more. In fact, most of these books will have you reflect on doing less. I begin with a book that lets you relax into […]

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Namaste Yoga 296 Focus and Your Personal Truth

September 11, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class

Personal Truth The second yama of the five yamas in Patanjali’s yoga sutras is satya and speaks about truth. In fact, most often this sutra is discussed in terms of right speech and speaking the truth. Today I would like to interpret this sutra as a practice of coming to know your True Self and […]

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Eating Seasonally and Eating as a Yogi

December 2, 2014 Melissa's Blog Posts

Eating as a Yogi Hi Melissa, I notice very much how my diet changes with the seasons. I follow seasonal foods with veg boxes and what I harvest in the garden, but my instincts pick out different meats, dairy and grains at different times of year too. Are there different suggestions for the doshas as […]

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Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain, Untruth to Truth, Asatoma Satgamaya Mantra, Yoga with Melissa 238

August 1, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class

Truth This class is an excellent preview of the exclusive content coming for our members. A 10-class Shoulder Short series. People want shorter videos, they get it on the membership site. These are 10, 20-30 minute videos focusing on releasing your upper, back, neck and shoulders based on the classic Upper Back, neck and Shoulders […]

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Yoga with Melissa Episode 34: Special Series on Yamas & Niyamas: Satya, Truthfulness with Dr Melissa West

May 18, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes

Yoga with Melissa 34 is about Satya or Truthfulness. This is the  second of a ten-class series of yoga classes on the yamas and niyamas. Melissa explores what it means to cultivate satya, or truthfulness in yoga asana and in the larger context of your life. Satya occurs when our thoughts words and actions are […]

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Yoga with Melissa 16: Sankalpa: Reflecting on our New Year’s Resolutions with Dr. Melissa West

January 11, 2010 Earlier Yoga Episodes

Yoga with Melissa 16 is a perfect opportunity to reflect on the energy behind our new year’s resolutions. New Year’s resolutions are usually backed with an energy of will power, of resolving to make it happen. We can be very hard on ourselves as we push ourselves to exercise more, eat better, get out of […]

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