Author Articles: Melody Hansen

Motherhood and Meditation

  As a new mom this year, I’ve noticed many changes in my spiritual practices. For one thing, there seems to be less time to do them! “Free time” is when our baby goes to sleep (for however long that … Continue reading

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Prenatal Yoga: A Visualization for Expectant Mothers

  Yoga, as many people have experienced, can be much more than just a physical practice. It can also be a wonderful opportunity to tune into Spirit, particularly in the aspect of Divine Mother when preparing for motherhood. Divine Mother … Continue reading

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Positive Attitude for Birth

  While I was pregnant, I remember nervously thinking about my approaching due date. I had many concerns about giving birth, and my mental outlook of the upcoming event was based in doubt and fear. Will I really have to … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Improving Posture during Pregnancy

Posture awareness practiced regularly during pregnancy can help reduce many physical discomforts. The female body, in a very short time frame, will undergo drastic changes in every bodily system. Our bodies have the incredible capability of adapting to these changes … Continue reading

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Go Forth in Perfect Faith

  “If a problem can be solved there is no use worrying about it. If it can’t be solved, worrying will do no good.” When I heard this Tibetan saying, it got me thinking about how much time I have … Continue reading

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Yoga for Teens (Part 2)

In addition to instructing teenage dancers in Ananda Yoga (Yoga for Teens Part 1), I also had the opportunity at Langley Fine Arts School to teach a group of beginners, grades 10 & 11, from a Western Civilizations Class who … Continue reading

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Yoga for Teens (Part 1)

I recently had the privilege of teaching Ananda Yoga and meditation to teenagers at my old high school in Fort Langley, BC— a private school uniquely designed where students major in one of the arts (Dance, Drama, Music, Writing, Photography, … Continue reading

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What is the most helpful advice an Ananda Yoga Teacher has offered you?

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What is the most insightful advice an Ananda Meditation Teacher has presented you?

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What aspect of the Karma Yoga Program has influenced your life most deeply?

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