Yoga with Melissa 107 is a second beginner yoga class focused on Finding Time. When asked what the biggest challenge they faced in their lives, you responded, time management, lack of time, not enough time, difficulty finding time to do yoga, and being present when you do actually find time to do yoga instead of feeling rushed or pressured to do something else. In this second yoga for beginner’s class we will explore a shift in mindset that we can bring to yoga to give us a sense of spaciousness in time to practice yoga. Drawing on the pace of nature as our inspiration we will practice being beginners to slowing down and having the patience to receive the unfolding of our yoga practice. The intention of this practice is to rest into an expanded sense of time and connecting with the slower rhythm of nature.
After some teachings on time we begin with a front lying series to open your hips, release your spine and open your spine. Options are given for knee issues. We come up onto all fours for cat pose to further release your spine. Lunge pose and gate pose will release your hips and spine. When we come to standing we do some variations on warrior one pose, warrior two pose and side angle pose as well as a wide legged standing forward fold. When we come to seated we do a seated twist and a forward fold. This class focuses on long holds to give you a sense of spaciousness and open ended time.
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Yoga for Beginners Course with Melissa
This 8 week Yoga for Beginners Course is the most comprehensive and easy way to learn yoga slowly over time at your own pace. Complete it in nine weeks or take your time. Melissa has chosen these classes and put them in the best order for you to be able to learn hatha yoga step by step. Within this framework you will be able to see what beginner yoga classes you have completed, you can mark your favourite classes and you can bookmark classes that you want to come back to. Each week you will be given space for rest and renewal with restorative yoga and yoga nidra (sleep yoga). You will begin with basic hatha yoga classes, learn the parts of a hatha yoga class, learn beginner yoga poses, learn the concepts that come up again and again in a beginner yoga class, practice some of the most requested classes from beginners including strength, flexibility and letting go of stress. This truly is the most comprehensive beginner yoga course available on the web and Melissa is here to support you on your journey here each step of the way in our community.