yoga videos for beginners

Yoga with Melissa 356: Beginner Yoga for Relaxation

November 4, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class

Yoga for Relaxation Today’s beginner yoga class is all about relaxation. Throughout the class we will focus on letting go of unnecessary tension in our body. Instead of bracing our bodies against gravity, we will allow the support of the earth to release our tension. During this class we will continually bring our attention to […]

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Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 250 |Yoga for Beginners | Beginner Yoga Intention (70 mins)

October 24, 2014 Beginners Yoga Class

Today we are learning all about Intention/Sankalpa. This 71 minute yoga for beginners class will teach you about intention or sankalpa. This is gentle yoga with yoga exercises for beginners starting with a guided relaxation. We will begin by stretching your hips with beginning yoga pose keyhole stretch. Then we will stretch your hamstrings with […]

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Beginner Order and How Long

October 14, 2013 Melissa's Blog Posts

This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get. Hi I’m a beginner, I love your videos, but where should I start? Which video should I do first? Is there an order that I should do your beginner videos? There are so many beginner videos! How long should I practice each video before […]

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Yoga for Weight Acceptance, Beginner Yoga, 40 Minute Hatha Yoga Class: Yoga with Melissa 180

May 31, 2013 Beginners Yoga Class

A Beginner Yoga Level Asana Cultural Conditioning are the social processes by 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. There are a number of social processes working against you to make […]

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Yoga with Melissa 175 Cultural Conditioning Series “Forever Young” a Chakra Balancing Class

April 26, 2013 Beginners Yoga Class

Forever Young In our culture we carry a set of beliefs, attitudes, norms, and values used to justify the way we, discriminate, subordinate and prejudicially treat people based on their chronological age in our culture. Even in our subculture of yoga the supposed vigor and beauty of youth adorns the covers of yoga magazines over […]

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Beginner Yoga for Strength : Beginners Yoga Class, Yoga with Melissa 170

March 22, 2013 Beginners Yoga Class

Today’s class is about accessing your own bold strength. Through accessing your muscular power and vigor in today’s class you will also find mental, emotional and spiritual courage, power and fortitude. What does it mean to you to have strength? Where do you feel strength in your body? This hatha yoga class is a beginner […]

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Beginner Yoga Warrior II and Side Angle Pose: Yoga with Melissa Episode 158

December 28, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class

Beginner Yoga Warrior II and Side Angle Pose Props Needed: Yoga Mat, Yoga Blocks, Yoga Strap Yoga Postures/Asanas: keyhole (figure four), cat/marajaryasana, plank pose/Uttihita Chaturanga Dandasana, Wide legged standing forward fold/prasarita padottanasana, Side Bend/ Ardha Chandrasana, Warrior II/Virabhadrasana II, Side Angle Pose/Parsvakonasana, Happy Baby/ Ananda Balasana, Savasana/Corpse Pose Thank you for leaving your ratings, comments […]

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Beginner Yoga How to do Warrior One and Warrior Three, Yoga with Melissa 157

December 21, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class

Yoga with Melissa 157: Beginner Yoga Warrior I and Warrior III Props Needed: Yoga Mat, Yoga Blocks, Yoga Strap Yoga Postures/Asanas: Knee to chest/Apanasana, 1/2 happy baby/ Ardha Ananda Balasana, lunge pose/anjaneyasana, Balancing Table with Arm Leg Reach, Chair Pose/Utkatasana, Warrior I/Virabhadrasana I, Warrior III/Virabhadrasana III, Happy Baby/ Ananda Balasana Thank you for leaving your […]

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Beginner Yoga, How to do Triangle Pose, Yoga with Melissa 156

December 15, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class

Props Needed: yoga blocks, yoga strap Yoga Poses/Asanas: reclined side bend, supta pandangusthasana/reclined hand to toe pose, keyhole stretch (figure four or thread the needle stretch), gate pose/parighasana, lunge pose/anjaneyasana, forward folding triangle, parsvottanasana, Triangle Pose/Trikonasana, Matseyndrasana/seated spinal twist Thank you for voting me Canada’s #1 Yoga Teacher, 2012 Best of Canada Awards Thank you […]

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Yoga with Melissa 153 Beginner Yoga: Mountain Pose and Tree Pose

November 22, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class

Props Needed for Today’s Class: Yoga Mat, yoga strap, tennis ball Optional Props: Blanket for Savasana if you get chilly, eye pillow for savasana, bolster, blanket or pillow for behind head in savasana if you need it Yoga Postures/Asanas: savasana (corpse pose), keyhole stretch (figure four or thread the needle stretch), supta pandangusthasana (reclined hand […]

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