/Melody Lima

About Melody Lima

Melody Lima, is a creative adventurer, who will tell her story somehow in some way. The narrative is filled with movement (yoga teacher), words (writer), color (artist), texture (parenthood) and other experiences of discovery. Sharing her observations on & off the yoga mat, she attempts to keep things mindful and not too cynical. She loves peaceful debate and good scotch. Visit her blog, or find her on Facebook or Twitter.

December 2015

November 2015

Grounded in Native American Roots.

By | 2016-10-14T07:49:35+00:00 November 24th, 2015|blog, Featured, Yoga, Yoga for Everybody|

  By Melody Lima   It was during my first teacher training when I was first introduced to the science of Ayurveda. It all made sense to me; living your life based on your dosha, or biological energy found throughout the body and mind, providing every an individual blueprint for health and fulfillment, the elements [...]

Aparigraha: To Receive with Gratitude.

By | 2016-10-14T07:49:42+00:00 November 11th, 2015|blog, Featured, Yoga, Yoga for Everybody|

  By Melody Lima   It is a quiet, peaceful, reflective time. For me, it is my favorite time of year: the sweet spot between Halloween and the December holiday frenzy. It is gratitude time. When we look at Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the Yama---Aparigraha---is the non-attachment or freedom from obligation, to receive with gratitude. Before we [...]

October 2015

When Your Yoga Student has Cancer.

By | 2016-10-14T07:49:50+00:00 October 28th, 2015|blog, Featured, Yoga, Yoga for Everybody|

  By Melody Lima   In the past couple years, I’ve had several students in my yoga classes who are battling cancer. Some were in the midst of chemotherapy, some were recently diagnosed and some were thriving. My many years of teaching prenatal, restorative and basic beginner classes, has given me many resources to structure [...]

Navaratri: Celebrating the Mother Goddess.

By | 2016-10-14T07:49:56+00:00 October 15th, 2015|blog, Featured, Interfaith, Yoga, Yoga for Everybody|

  By Melody Lima   In the Hindu religion, Navaratri is a nine night celebration of the Mother Goddess, Durga. She represents ferociousness, peace, demons and compassion, according to Hindu belief. Durga famously destroyed the demon Mahishasura after a battle that lasted nine nights, symbolizing good over evil inspiring this grand festival. For 10 days and [...]

Remembering “Yogi” Berra.

By | 2016-10-14T07:50:02+00:00 October 4th, 2015|blog, Featured, Yoga, Yoga for Everybody|

  By Melody Lima As we slide out of September and into October, embracing all the vibrant beauty of the season, there is an abundance of inspiration everywhere. The colors, the bounty of food the earths yields to us, the sensation of our breath moving within our bodies, the feel of the cooler temperature guiding [...]

September 2015

August 2015

From Walking To Writing: Meditation in Every Action.

By | 2016-10-14T07:50:21+00:00 August 30th, 2015|Beginner Meditation, blog, Buddhism, Wellness, Yoga|

  By Melody Lima We live in an over-scheduled, extra busy, stressed out world. Everyone wants and needs to relax, calm down and find some peace. For some it is a life-style choice and for others it is a health issue. We, working adults, school age children, professional athletes, parents and business tycoons, are multitasking beyond our limits. [...]

Down Dog Days of Summer.

By | 2016-10-14T07:50:28+00:00 August 19th, 2015|blog, Featured, Yoga, Yoga for Everybody|

  By Melody Lima There is Satya---truth---in the air during these lazy, hazy, Pitta days of summer. I get restless with summer. The beach, sand, humidity and sunburn challenge me, especially in these last weeks of August. I look forward to cooler weather, long sleeves and soup-making afternoons. My Pitta-self is cooked. In Ayurveda, Pitta [...]