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Beginner Hatha Yoga | How to do Yoga with Tim | Celebrating 500 Episodes and 10 Years on YouTube YwM 500

September 27, 2019 Beginners Yoga Class
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Episode 500 To celebrate 10 years and 500 episodes on YouTube, Melissa goes behind the camera and Tim gets on the mat to welcome beginners and those with beginner’s mind to try yoga. If Tim can do yoga, anybody can do yoga with this 30 minute at home yoga video. You will be laughing your […]

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Yoga with Melissa 377 Heart Stabilization Series: Steady and Calm Attention

March 31, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class

Steady and Calm Yoga The speed of our everyday lives, both online and offline can leave us feeling frustrated and disconnected from our patience, stillness and compassion. It is not unusual to feel like our minds, bodies and emotions are endlessly spasming and it is no wonder we feel scattered and unsteady. When we come […]

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How to do Wild Thing Pose

August 10, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts

Wild Thing Pose Hi I’m Dr. Melissa West Welcome to Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa Today we have a question that comes via my website contact form: Hi Melissa! Nice to write you again 🙂 After a little while, I am taking up again yoga classes. Recently, I did the Aversion episodes, I they was so […]

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Yoga with Melissa 116 Ayurveda Elements and Doshas: Earth

January 12, 2012 Intermediate Yoga Class

Yoga with Melissa 116 focuses on the Ayurvedic Earth Element and the Kapha Dosha. This is a vigorous yoga practice designed to bring balance to the solid, dense earth energy of the kapha constitution. This active practice will help to build movement and heat creating harmony for those with strong kapha constitutions. This class was […]

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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 114, Vishnu Series, Buddha

December 23, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class

Yoga with Melissa 114 is on Vishnu’s incarnation as Buddha. This continues our series of hatha yoga classes on Vishnu’s avatars with his ninth incarnation as Buddha. In this incarnation Vishnu came to remove suffering from the world. In this practice we will focus on the shared Buddhist and yogic concepts of mindfulness, letting go […]

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Yoga with Melissa 113 Vishnu Series, Krishna/Gopala

December 22, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class

Yoga with Melissa is about Vishnu’s Vishnu’s eighth incarnation as Kirshna, the friend and teacher who delivers the Bhagavadgita to Arjuna. Krishna is a symbol of devotion, love, and pure joy. Through the Bhagavadgita Krishna shows the way of karma yoga and bhakti yoga. In this class we will focus on Krishna’s young days as […]

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Yoga with Melissa 112, Vishnu Series: Ram

December 21, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class

Yoga with Melissa 112 is on Ram. In honor of Vishnu’s incarnation as Ram we will be practicing gentleness, affections, friendliness and tenderness in this hatha yoga class. Together with his wife Sita, Ram was known as an example of faithfulness, steadfastness, incorruptibility and honesty. In honor of Ram we will practice bow pose and […]

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Yoga with Melissa 108 Vishnu Series: Garudasana or Eagle

December 5, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class

Yoga with Melissa 108 is on Garudasana or Eagle Pose. Over the next eight weeks we will embark on a special series of hatha yoga classes related to Vishnu, the Hindu God of Preservation. The Hindu God’s give us an opportunity to reflect on their qualities, trials and tribulations within our own personal experiences in […]

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Yoga with Melissa 107, Beginner Yoga Two: Finding Time

December 5, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class

Yoga with Melissa 107 is a second beginner yoga class focused on Finding Time. When asked what the biggest challenge they faced in their lives, you responded, time management, lack of time, not enough time, difficulty finding time to do yoga, and being present when you do actually find time to do yoga instead of […]

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