yoga and Hinduism

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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Backbend Yoga Sequence | Gratitude Series | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 289

July 24, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class

Backbends : We know from Namaste Yoga, that the stories of the Hindu pantheon and Hindu mythology are no strangers to gratitude and spirituality. When Ganesh was challenged by his brother to a race around the universe, instead he showed his devotion to his parents by circling them, saying, you are my entire universe. Hanuman […]

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