Strength Building Yoga

Yoga with Melissa 344 Poetry in Motion Body Awareness

August 12, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Body Awareness “TWO COUNTRIES” by Naomi Shihab Nye Skin remembers how long the years grow when skin is not touched, a gray tunnel of singleness, feather lost from the tail of a bird, swirling onto a step, swept away by someone who never saw it was a feather. Skin ate, walked, slept by itself, knew […]

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Namaste Yoga 324 Awakening Your True Self Series Doubt

March 25, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class

Doubt This is the final week with the five hindrances. The five hindrances are common mental states that arise in our practice and lives that can impede our practice. They have been observed and taught as part of Buddhist studies. In teaching about the five hindrances, Sharon Salzberg quotes the Buddha, he says, “Our minds […]

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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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