Yoga with Melissa 346 Poetry in Motion The First Step

by Dr Melissa West on August 26, 2016

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The First Step Start Close In by David Whyte Start close in, don’t take the second step or the third, start with the first thing close in, the step you don’t want to take. Start with the ground you know, the pale ground beneath your feet, your own way to begin the conversation. Start with your […]

Visitors (humans and kittens) in Victoria – Vlog #29

by Dr Melissa West on August 22, 2016

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Vlog #29 I started the week with Nicci Rea visiting from Kingston Ontario and we filmed a partner yoga class together for our membership community. We went to have lunch at Be Love vegan restaurant. It is always fun to play tour guide in Victoria. Monday evening Trinity and I went out for a walk […]

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Heart Opening Yoga Untitled by Dawna Markova I will not die an unlived life, I will not live in fear Of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days To allow my living to open me, To make me less afraid, more accessible, To loosen my heart Until it becomes a wing, A […]

Yoga for Menstruation

by Dr Melissa West on August 17, 2016

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Yoga for Your Menstrual Cycle Hi I’m Dr. Melissa West Welcome to Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa Today we have a question from Facebook. Neha from Facebook asks Hi, I have been practicing yoga for a month now and it is really helping me. I want to know yoga for menstruation days as I don’t want […]

Relaxing in Victoria BC – Vlog 28

August 15, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Victoria, B.C. We have been taking it easy this week after having Tim’s parents here last week. Thank you for your mail. My distress crayons came in which will be good for painting when travelling. Also my supplies arrived for bullet journaling. I am going to be planning my days and for our trip in […]

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Yoga with Melissa 344 Poetry in Motion Body Awareness

August 12, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Body Awareness “TWO COUNTRIES” by Naomi Shihab Nye Skin remembers how long the years grow when skin is not touched, a gray tunnel of singleness, feather lost from the tail of a bird, swirling onto a step, swept away by someone who never saw it was a feather. Skin ate, walked, slept by itself, knew […]

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How to do Wild Thing Pose

August 10, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Wild Thing Pose Hi I’m Dr. Melissa West Welcome to Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa Today we have a question that comes via my website contact form: Hi Melissa! Nice to write you again 🙂 After a little while, I am taking up again yoga classes. Recently, I did the Aversion episodes, I they was so […]

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Vacation Time on Salt Spring Island: Vlog 27

August 8, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Vacation Time We started our week heading off to Salt Spring Island for a mini vacation! Our first stop was the Salt Spring Cheese company, a charming farm and place to visit. After the cheese factory we went to Ruckle Provincial Park. Later that afternoon we ventured up Mount Maxwell in Matilda the Mazda. Salt […]

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Yoga with Melissa 343 Poetry In Motion Paradox

August 5, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Paradox by Jeff Dickson The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less. We buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less […]

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From city to forest to sea: Vlog 26

August 1, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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From city to forest to sea We started our week by showing you some of the landmarks of our city Victoria as we walked back to our car from volunteering at Salvation Army. We walked through Fan Tan Alley and I showed you some of the fun shops. I also showed you Canada’s oldest China […]

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