Winter Seasonal Vinyasa Video
Winter Seasonal Vinyasa

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Winter Seasonal Vinyasa

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The winter season in Ayurveda is associated with the dosha – uneven energy pattern – called Kapha, which is composed of the elements Earth and Water and which promotes stability in our body and mind. In order to prevent the typical Kapha imbalance during December through February, such as weight gain or depression, the main intention behind this winter seasonal vinyasa practice is to help raise your core temperature and metabolism and increase circulation with dynamic, invigorating, rhythmic, sequences. This practice with Melina Meza includes sun salutation variations, back bends to open the front of your spine, forward bends to stimulate the backside of your torso, and inversions to promote blood circulation to the brain.


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brookenm, posted on March 11, 2016

This is an excellent addition to my que of favorites. i love Melina's yin, and this practice has the same grounded, fluid quility. Thank you Melina :-)

strauss5marija, posted on February 4, 2016

Maybe it should be better do make yin yoga with Melina, and after this one, becouse its very stif, and fast, no time, to breath, with movement, very fast, for me, who adore Melina, this was very disturbing, and I di not feel at all good, at the end, if I am not doing yoga already for 15 years, and thank god I always warm up before pracgtise, this is very dificult for person, who are not so, in yoga about, attention. , thank you Melina,

Lynnpell, posted on January 29, 2016

Glad to have practiced this session ~ it's -39 here. Awoke feeling like I might skip yoga....however, so happy I listened to my inner voice. Sat Nam, Namaste

freecoley, posted on January 28, 2016

I really enjoyed the focus on breath and the unusual transitions. I loved the unexpected hanumasana and fire breath. How nice to move these tired muscles and stale winter breathing. thank you! lovely

sabri67, posted on January 27, 2016

First time I have a class with Melina and I loved the sequence, a bit unusual. I will try more of her classes. thank you.

thesscoob, posted on January 27, 2016

Lovely practice! I appreciated the variety.

agata1969, posted on January 27, 2016

Excelent. Good practice !!!!!!!

amandagriemebradley, posted on January 25, 2016

I enjoyed the practice yet several poses were a bit too advanced for me. Would love for there to be modifications for those of us who are not yet as flexible...

brenda2000, posted on January 25, 2016

Just completed the first session I have taken by Melina Meza. I thought the moves were very interesting and different. I feel like a nice cup of warming tea to round out this hour. Thank you for a nice transition into Monday evening.

jchokain7yoga, posted on January 25, 2016

What a wonderful practice for Winter. At times challenging, slow and methodical, I appreciated the pacing and your clear cues. Thank you for the practice this AM!

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on January 25, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write and share your practice with us this winter.
You can always add this practice to your Playlist on Gaia to watch again anytime.


KatiaYoga, posted on January 24, 2016

Thank you for this beautiful Kapha practice, Melina! It certainly helped to shake off stagnant energy and fire up Agni. Namaste.

carringtonpbrown, posted on January 23, 2016

jpr823, posted on January 22, 2016

Maybe a little more gentle than I expected. Nice to do as an evening practice, I think.

valena, posted on December 28, 2015

amazing I love your winter practices!!! We live in Montana and It just hits the spot!! Please come with more, you are a beautiful yogi!!

bonniekayser, posted on February 10, 2015

This practice is such a wonderful warm up to cold, dark winter mornings. Thoughtfully arranged and nicely paced.

cottageseda, posted on February 1, 2015

Thank you Melina for sharing with us this practice. As we move into our second month of Winter here in the mountains, I feel connected to the season more and more... thank you.

coastalstorm25, posted on January 20, 2015

I am really liking the pace of Melinas classes. I find that with this pace I can really focus on my breath and i don't feel rushed.
She is one of my new fav teachers...Thank you !!

melinameza, posted on January 20, 2015

thanks so much for your sweet note!

Yoginijeanne, posted on March 2, 2014

I do love this yin time of year and this practice was perfect for a winter evening. Namaste.

mrsdoos, posted on February 10, 2014

This was perfect for a winter evening. Loved it! Thank you

Mdeal72, posted on January 29, 2014

This was a wonderful practice...perfect way to end my day!

mameefranglais, posted on January 28, 2014

Just great thank you.

tappin1, posted on January 25, 2014

Great practice for cabin fever in cold Chicago . I did get some cross country skiing in today. Great finish to my evening.

brettbradshaw, posted on January 5, 2014

Felt very intuitive. Some similar beginning warm up and transitions that I incorporate into my own practice and teaching. Love your seasonal focus and the intention to bring more meaning and spark. Thank you

RubyDiamond, posted on January 5, 2014

Marvellous! I love it. Thanks Melina. Namaste!

Yoginijeanne, posted on December 26, 2013

I loved your gentle teaching. Namaste

mistransformation, posted on December 21, 2013

Just celebrated the winter solstice with this practice.

shyoga, posted on February 20, 2013

I enjoyed this short class. It was a great winter morning wake-up, and you have a lovely calming voice.

dinoclaire, posted on February 15, 2013

Lovely practice. This is the second time I've done this one this week. It really gives me a boost and grounds me in my body. Feels delicious after sitting at the piano and in the car all day!

PurpleFlower, posted on February 8, 2013

Wonderful, thank you. i loved how you said "may others benefit from your practice". Indeed yoga makes me a better calmer happier person

AmandaRuffini, posted on January 27, 2013

This is a wonderful practice! Very calming for the morning, but fast enough to wake myself up! Thank you, Melina! Namaste

laurenwyatt, posted on January 5, 2013

Loved this! I feel flowing like the creative energy of water!

bonniekayser, posted on December 21, 2012

Perfect for working out the winter morning sludge! I appreciate all your seasonal practices, finding each one quite relevant.

mollyjean99, posted on November 19, 2012


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narellebitunjac, posted on June 11, 2012

Magic class. I feel so much better having done it. Thank you Melina.

mrenkow, posted on March 10, 2012

Amazing class! Thank you for the great workout!

moomab, posted on February 15, 2012

Wonderful class. One of my new favorites!

yoginileeds, posted on February 5, 2012

Wonderful, love Melina's sequences and her alignment with the seasons

mandyjo3, posted on January 15, 2012

Just what I needed on this cold afternoon! Thanks Melina.

Becky11, posted on January 13, 2012

This was wonderful. Thank you so much! I felt totally focused and present the entire time which is pretty amazing for me (hyper). I absolutely love this sequence and can't wait to try another.

pranajon, posted on December 20, 2011

Thank you Melina, I really enjoy this practice, your guidance is very nurturing.
Thank you

jcregan, posted on December 6, 2011

Perfect! Exactly what I had in mind for this mornings practice.

cmartinez1584, posted on December 3, 2011

This is one of my go-to videos. I love Melina's instruction and the flow is wonderful. Thank you!

grasshopper77, posted on October 18, 2011

Very nice practice, intense yet relaxing. My arms felt some burn (weakest point for me). Thank you!

stefieperk, posted on October 14, 2011

Thank you Melina! This was awesome. Love your instruction, your tone of voice, the pace, level - v. nice! More and longer.

hedonist, posted on April 30, 2011

More like this please, at this level of intensity... and a longer class would be nice. Loved the flow and the good use of time. :)

hayleywalkden, posted on March 11, 2011

Great sequence! It made me feel both strong and calm at the same time. The teacher has a really calm voice and explained the postures really well!

preveziotis, posted on March 5, 2011

I think it was a very nice sequence!!! What she described she delivered!!! Thank you!

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