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60 min Intermediate Yin Yoga for Hips and Hamstrings | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 418

January 12, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Hips and Hamstrings In today’s intermediate yin yoga class for hips and hamstrings we are going to focus on what happens inside our body from an energetic point of view. The energy channels that flow through our body, called meridians, nourish the urinary bladder meridian and stomach meridian when we are doing yin yoga poses […]

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Yoga with Melissa 378 – Chair Yoga Class with Sherry Zak Morris – Sharing the Sunny Side of Life

April 7, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Chair Yoga Class with Sherry Today we have a special guest on Yoga with Melissa Sherry Zak Morris from YogaJP Visit her website here Subscribe to her Channel here No matter what is going on in your life right now, you can always find time to feel the Joy and Gratitude of being alive. Even […]

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Yoga with Melissa 352 Back to School Yoga: Yoga and Body Image

October 7, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class

Body Image In my experience and from what I have heard of yours, is that when watching yoga videos on YouTube they tend to be focused externally on the mastery of the body in physical form in asana, that is yoga posture. Many of you have spoken of your frustration with other classes and the […]

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Back to School Yoga Spare: Grounding Intermediate Yoga : Episode 348

September 9, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class

Grounding Intermediate Yoga We resist embodiment and we remain outside of our embodied experience. We are disassociated from our bodies, their sensations, aliveness, pain, joy, pleasure. This summer with the explosion of pokemon go we became floating heads attached to screens hunting our next acquisition. Our energy has recoiled into our heads for a completely […]

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Yoga with Melissa 343 Poetry In Motion Paradox

August 5, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class

Paradox by Jeff Dickson The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less. We buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less […]

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Complete Beginner Yoga Class: Yoga with Melissa 333

May 27, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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Complete Beginner Yoga Today’s yoga class is a beginner’s yoga class for complete beginners. In this yoga class I will offer lots of modifications and explain the benefits of each pose. We will begin with a guided relaxation so that you can check in with your breath and your body and decide what you would […]

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Namaste Yoga 319: Aversion or Yoga Poses You Avoid the Most Part One

February 19, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts

Aversion This week we continue 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 are […]

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Namaste Yoga 316 Awakening Your True Self Series: Sympathetic Joy

January 29, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class

Sympathetic Joy This week in our Awakening to Your True Self Series, we continue with the four Brahma Viharas. These translate as supreme states, desired dwelling, divine abiding, or our best home. They include loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. The brahma viharas or the four divine abodes are the teachings on the way we […]

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Namaste Yoga 311 Awakening Your True Self Series: Investigation

December 25, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class

Investigation Members practice hamstring rescue first. We continue our mindfulness based yoga series with the third letter of Jack Kornfield’s acronym RAIN. The first two weeks we focused on recognition and acceptance. Today we bring awareness to Investigation. Through our yoga practice we can awaken to our True Selves. We can discover new ways to […]

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Namaste Yoga 309 Awakening Your True Self Series: Recognition

December 11, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class

Recognition Welcome to a brand new Namaste Yoga series on mindfulness. Mindfulness is a non-judging, receptive awareness. You could view mindfulness as a respectful attention. We tend to go through our days giving attention with reaction, judgment, likes dislikes and we even ignore what is happening. Sometimes we measure our experiences based on our expectations. […]

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