yoga to calm your mind

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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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 310 Awakening Your True Self Series: Acceptance

December 18, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class

Acceptance We continue our mindfulness based yoga series with the second letter of Jack Kronfield’s acronym RAIN. Last week we focused on recognition. This week we bring awareness to acceptance. We can ask ourselves, am I free and loving? It is possible to live with freedom and compassion in all areas of your life. Through […]

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Namaste Yoga 307 Cultural Conditioning Series The Myth of Continual Improvement

November 27, 2015 Advanced Yoga Class
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Cycles Cultural Conditioning is the social process in which authority figures such as parents, professors, politicians, religious leaders, peers, and the media define our cultural values, beliefs, ethical systems, and ultimately the way we perceive ourselves in the world. We tend to buy into the myth of the hero’s journey. In an overly simplified version […]

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Yoga Sutra 1 hour Intermediate Hatha Yoga | Gratitude Series | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 291

August 7, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class

Think Gratitude This is the seventh class in our yoga for gratitude series and will focus on gratitude for thought. Drawing on book two verse 33 and 34 of the yoga sutras we will focus on cultivating the opposite when our thoughts are filled with self-judgment, criticism, shame and unworthiness. This class is inspired by […]

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