Labor Day Yoga, Thoughts & Schedule

6am Labor Day 2020 Practice guided by Elizabeth via zoom @capeannpoweryoga . Thank you and much and gratitude for the class and your service in the world.
Our own bodies are a sacred mandala emanating from our own inner flame, residing in our heart center. As we approach the Fall Season, from where you are right now, in this time, in this space, Labor Day 2020, contemplate the last year, from this day in 2019. In the past year, you have had 7,884,000 breaths, 365 sunrises and sunsets, 26 new and full moons, and a pandemic which has maybe radically changed your ways and means of doing your life. Take some time, at this juncture of the year, to feel your own biological and cosmological rhythm, your internal clock, where you are consistently rebirthing yourself over and over again and again. The flow of the earthly elements are within you, Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether and flowing like oceans, rivers, and streams in your being. The life force and flow of the cosmos is within you. Be in the Moment with this, meditate a bit, take yoga class to activate the energy in your body, slow down, deep breathing, remember your inner center, your bindu, your heart mandala. Have a beautiful, quiescent day transitioning from summer towards the fall equinox on Sept 21. I will be teaching 3x this coming week: Wed Sept 9 & Fri Set 11 8:30am ( and every Wed and Fri Morning) @blueyogaswamp 644 Humphrey St., Swampscott, MA – Thurs 9am @steamhousenh 75 Railroad Ave., Epping NH ( Every Thur Morning). Preregistration is required in these times so message me to reserve a place in Swampscott. NH students can register on the MIndBody App or http://www.steamhousenh.com #hotyoga #hotvinyasa #26&2 #laborday2020 #ourbodiesareasacredmandala #internalclock #bindu #rebirthingyourself #cyclesoftheyear #heartcenter #approachingthefallseason #yogaclass #melissaabbottyoga #cultivateyourinnerflame #radiance #awareness #awake #juncturesoftheyear #gettoyogaclass

Published by Melissa Abbott Yoga & Meditation Podcast

A lifelong meditator, learner and seeker, Melissa started her journey with a Hatha Yoga class in 1970 at age 17. Later after a stint in Art School and extensive travel, Melissa became a resident at Shree Muktananda Ashram in upstate NY studying Siddha Yoga meditation practices and is a disciple of Gurumayi Chidvilasananda and the Siddha Lineage Of Swami Muktananda and Bhagwan Nityananda. There she became acquainted with Shaiva Tantra Meditation from Kashmir, while studying with Dr. Paul Mueller Ortega, Dr.Douglas Brooks, Sally Kempton aka Swami Durgananda and many other teachers residing there at that time. Melissa also studied Tibetan Buddhist Practices of the Sakya Lineage with Luding Khenchen Rimpoche. Melissa has had a 40+ year meditation practice receiving many initiations and transmissions from many great contemporary teachers. Currently, since 2017 Melissa has been studying with Christopher Wallis a Sanskrit Scholar Phd covering “The Recognition Sutras”, “Vijnana Bhairava”, “Spanda Karikas”, and “Tantraloka”. Melissa is an avid reader, studying with the scholarly works of Christopher Wallis PhD, Alexis Sanderson Phd.Oxford University , Christopher Tompkins PHd Candidate University Of CA Berkley, and James Mallinson from SOAS in London. A member of Academia.org, Melissa keeps up with the latest translations of historic Yogic Writings by contemporary scholars. On the Hatha Yoga front, Melissa has studied Iyengar and Anusara Hatha Yoga in the 1990’s and later took her first hot yoga class 10 years ago with Suzanne Elliott in Merritt Island, FL, becoming a Raja Hot Core Hatha Yoga 500 hour Teacher in 2016 with Craig Villani. In 2017 she became a USA Yoga Coach and started judging video submissions in 2019. In 2018 Melissa studied with Jimmy Barkan Level 2 Hot Vinyasa Training in Ft Lauderdale and 2019 Adi Westerman’s Teaching 26/2 Plus Training. A member of the Original Hot Yoga Asso OHYA and a Hot Yoga Teacher at Steam House Hot Yoga & Pilates in Epping NH www.steamhousenh.com and Blue Yoga Group in Swampscott, MA. “Melissa Abbott Yoga and Meditation” has a weekly Visionary Tantric Yoga & Yoga Nidra Podcast available on Spotify, ITunes Podcasts, Podbean and YouTube.

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