How to Dry Skin Brush in the Spring

by Dr Melissa West on May 4, 2016

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How to Dry Skin Brush Spring is an ideal time to up your personal self-care practices for cleansing, rejuvenation and your overall health and well-being. According to traditional Chinese Medicine, spring relates to your liver organ. Your liver allows for the smooth flow of energy (physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically and spiritually) throughout your body. Today […]

Beaches and Art – Vlog #13

by Dr Melissa West on May 2, 2016

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Vlog #13 We start off our week with a beautiful walk along Island View beach. Walking along the beaches is a great way to choose uneven surfaces to improve balance. 🙂 Lots of beautiful driftwood. This week was filled with lots of meetups and interviews. I did a couple of interviews for our membership community. […]

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Patience Part 3 In our Awakening Your True Self Series we are exploring the Six Paramitas or Six Perfections. The intention behind cultivating the six perfections is for the development of compassion. It is considered a path of the Bodhisattva. Today we are reflecting on the third paramita or third perfection which is ksanti paramita […]

Why Crow Pose?

by Dr Melissa West on April 27, 2016

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Why do Crow Pose? I recently asked my yoga students on Facebook and in our membership community, what yoga pose do you avoid the most. Crow pose came up a lot. Crow pose is definitely one that I avoid too. Although I would have to say, it if for good reason. The flexion required in […]

Nature Inspires Me – Vlog12

April 25, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Nature’s Inspiration This week started with some incredible weather so we decided to head out for some kite flying at Clover Point. It was so nice we took a little tour around Victoria and drove up to some lookout points to enjoy the views. Monday continued the gorgeous 20C weather and so we headed out […]

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Namaste Yoga 328 Awakening to Your True Self Series, The Six Perfections: Patience Part 2

April 22, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Patience Part 2 In our Awakening Your True Self Series we are exploring the Six Paramitas or Six Perfections. The intention behind cultivating the six perfections is for the development of compassion. It is considered a path of the Bodhisattva. Today we are reflecting on the third paramita or third perfection which is ksanti paramita […]

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Your Brain and Movement – An Interview with Tim Anderson

April 20, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Guest Interview with Tim Anderson Today My guest is Tim Anderson, the co-founder of Original Strength. Original Strength is a Training System. The philosophy is that through Original Strength, you can remember and regain the strength, mobility, and stability you once had as a child. Their goal is to educate and equip everyone with the […]

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Deserted Islands & Snow in Victoria on Vlog#11

April 18, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Snow, Donuts and Deserted Islands We start the week in my outdoor office, on a deserted island in oak bay, surrounded by seals, while I listened to a podcast preparing for this week’s episode of Namaste Yoga on patience.  I reflect on the patience that I bring to physical pain, as well as the patience […]

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Namaste Yoga 327 Awakening to Your True Self Series, The Six Perfections: Patience

April 15, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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The Six Perfections: Patience In our Awakening Your True Self Series we are exploring the Six Paramitas or Six Perfections. The intention behind cultivating the six perfections is for the development of compassion. It is considered a path of the Bodhisattva. Today we are reflecting on the third paramita or third perfection which is ksanti […]

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How to do Wheel Pose

April 13, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Wheel Pose Today’s blog post is about how to do wheel pose 🙂 When I asked you what yoga poses do you avoid the most, wheel pose came up a lot. 🙂 Today I am going to talk to you about how to do wheel pose. First of all, you won’t see this pose in […]

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