yoga routine 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 219, Listen to Your Body 1 hr Yoga Class, Hanuman Series

March 7, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class

Listen Yoga with Melissa 219 Hanuman Series: Hanuman teaches us to Listen to our own Bodies an Intermediate Class This story demonstrates Hanuman as the master diplomat, go between, mediator and spokesperson. We will begin our story with Rama trusting Hanuman to find his beloved wife Sita who had been captured by Ravana. At this […]

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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 202, Yoga for Energy, Benefits of Yoga Series

November 1, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class

Exploring Energy The more you practice yoga the more you realize that it is less important to achieve exotic yoga postures and it is more important to be aware and refine your energy and energy flow. This is truly the mark of an advanced practice. More advanced yogis ask themselves questions such as: Am I […]

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Yoga with Melissa 197, Yoga Breathing, Benefits of Yoga Series

September 27, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class

Yoga Class for Your Breath Yoga Beyond Belief by Ganga White “The sound of your breath is considered a sacred mantra that is capable of revealing many secrets” Ganga White, Yoga Beyond Belief Yogis believe that there is a direct relationship between the vigor of your breath and your life force and personal power. Breathing […]

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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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Yoga with Melissa 188, Fearless Yoga: Kaal Ratri Durga, Fire Breathing Goddess, Durga Series

July 26, 2013 Beginners Yoga Class

Yoga with Melissa Episode 188 Kaal Ratri Durga: A Fire Breathing Benevolent Goddess A fire breathing benevolent Goddess We have reached the most violent form of Durga with Kaal Ratri Durga. She is black like the Goddess Kali, she breathes fire, she has wild and crazy hair, lightening coming from her necklace, she carries a […]

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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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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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