yoga exercises for intermediate

Yoga with Melissa 222, What is Karma? 1 hr Intermediate Yoga Class, Hanuman Series

March 28, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class

Karma Hanuman practiced the yoga of action, karma yoga. He performed all his duties without detachment, offering everything he did to his beloved Rama. Hanuman was completely free from any need for praise or tribute. In the whole telling of the Ramayana, you will not find one incident where Hanuman did something for himself. All […]

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Yoga with Melissa 209, Age Acceptance Yoga (1 hr), Benefits of Yoga Series

December 20, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class

Age Acceptance According to Ayurveda our life is divided into four stages. From about birth to twenty five years we are in a kapha stage of life. At this stage of life children and young adults display many kapha qualities. They need a lot of sleep, they have an ability to learn easily and retain […]

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Yoga with Melissa 201, Yoga for Your Nervous System, Benefits of Yoga Series

October 25, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class

Intermediate Yoga Class Your central nervous system includes your brain and your spinal chord. There are many nerves that connect your brain and body parts and organs through your spinal chords. Your nerves exit your sine between your vertebral foramina. If your spinal column is compressed, out of alignment or your discs have wear and […]

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Yoga with Melissa 200, How Yoga can Change Your Life, Transformation through Yoga, Benefits of Yoga

October 19, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class

Namaste Yoga 200 “Yoga informs its practitioners about the aspects of Self through meditation, breath awareness, physical observation and 4000 year old philosophical teachings. Transformation and the evolution of humanity, individual by individual are at the heart of its purpose. In the practice of Yoga, change occurs through a deepening awareness of oneself in relation […]

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Yoga with Melissa 192: Yoga for Relaxation and Stress Relief, Benefits of Yoga Series

August 23, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class

Relaxation and Stress Relief Millions of us in our modern world suffer because we are constantly pushed and hurried. Rushing causes tension and stress. We are over-exposed over-saturated with incoming information 24/7. Any information that comes to you causes your sympathetic nervous system (the fight, flight or freeze) to act or react. When you are […]

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From Darkness to Light, Durga Series: Katyayani Durga, Yoga with Melissa 187

July 19, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class

Durga Series: Katyayani Durga Katyayani Durga is the sixth form of Durga and she is worshiped on the sixth day of Navaratri. She is the daughter of the sage Katyayana. She has four arms. In her arms she carries a sword, shield, lotus and her final hand offers a blessing. Katyayani Durga rides a lion. […]

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Self Nurturing Yoga, Durga Series Skanda Mata Nurturing Mother, Yoga with Melissa 186

July 12, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Show Notes for Episode 186 She is the mother of Skanda or Kumara Kartikeya in his infant form who would later lead in the war against the demons. She is worshiped on the fifth day of Navratri and on this day the devotee moves to the fifth chakra, vishuddha chakra. The fifth chakra is about […]

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Yoga with Melissa 185, Durga Series, Kushmada: Radiant Joy

July 5, 2013 Advanced Yoga Class

Kushmanda Radiant Joy Here we are at the fourth form of Durga, Kushmanda, and she resides in the fourth chakra, the anahata chakra, or the heart chakra. She is also worshipped on the fourth day of Navaratri. Kushmanda means: “Ku” = a little, “ushma” = warmth/energy in the form of heat, and “anda” means the […]

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Over the Moon Pose, Chandraghanta Durga Series, Advanced Hatha Yoga, Yoga with Melissa 184

June 28, 2013 Advanced Yoga Class

The Courage to Open to Serenity and Peace: Intermediate to Advanced Yoga Class The third facet of Goddess Durga is ‘Chandraghanta’, who is worshipped on the third day of Navaratri, for peace, tranquility and prosperity in life. Goddess Chandraghanta is the married form the Goddess Parvati. After getting married to Lord Shiva Goddess Mahagauri started […]

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The Discipline of Grace: Brahmacharini Durga, Yoga with Melissa 183

June 21, 2013 Advanced Yoga Class

The Discipline of Grace Brahmacharini Durga is the second form of Durga who is celebrated on the second day of Navaratri. Brahmacharini means one who practices devout austerity. She is known for her divine grace. She holds a rudraksha mala (rosary) in her right hand and a Kaa – Man (Like Mantra) – Dalu (like […]

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