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Acceptance Acceptance is a theme that has pursued me on my spiritual path for well over a decade now. When I did the various levels of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Training I took, we focused on various themes from befriending, awareness, acceptance, truth, discernment, truth in action and flow. In them we wore name tags […]

Abdominal Self-Massage for Constipation

by Melissa West on May 24, 2017

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Constipation Do you suffer from constipation? If so this video is for you. Hi I´m Dr. Melissa West, host of Yoga with Melissa, real yoga for real people, yoga so you can move better, feel better and connect with your true nature. If you are new here, I put out a new video like this […]

Butchart Gardens an honest review

by Melissa West on May 22, 2017

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Butchart Gardens The story of Robert and Jennie Butchart started in Ontario like Tim and I. Robert and Jennie came to Vancouver Island in 1904 to develop a quarry and cement plant at Tod Inlet. Jennie was the company’s chemist, which is a pretty amazing occupation for a woman in the early 1900s. Tim and […]

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Body Positive Yoga Today I have a special guest for you. Amber Karnes from Body Positive Yoga. Amber offers accessible yoga that allows you to make peace with your body and be happy in the body you have today. I love Amber’s message of fully inhabiting your body without shame or apology and so I […]

Self Facial Massage and Aromatherapy for Tired Eyes

May 17, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Aromatherapy for Tired Eyes Are your eyes strained from time on electronics, reading, or maybe they are just plain tired? If so, this self facial massage for tired eyes is for you. Hi I´m Dr. Melissa West, host of Yoga with Melissa, real yoga for real people, yoga so you can move better, feel better […]

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What to do on Saturna Island : Vlog 67

May 15, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Saturna Island Friday of last week we went to Saturna Island to complete our four islands in four weeks tour! Our first stop on Saturna Island was Saturna Wild Thyme Bus Cafe. This was where I got the idea to make stinging nettle lattes. I love stinging nettle, such a nourishing herb, very grounding and […]

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Yoga with Melissa 383 Heart Stabilization Series: Yoga for Worry

May 12, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga for Worry I was writing an exam for a course and even though it was a take home exam I experienced a lot of worry. My body was jumpy and on edge. I could feel my jaw tighten. My breathing was tight up in my chest. My shoulders lifted and my neck got sore. […]

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Can Taking a Probiotic Help Alleviate Anxiety?

May 10, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Probiotic Help Alleviate Anxiety? Last week when I had the opportunity to meet Rebecca Llewellyn from BioK, the world leader in probiotics, the main question I wanted to ask her was: Can taking a probiotic help to alleviate anxiety? Your vagus nerve connects directly from your gut to your brain. Your gut communicates directly with […]

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What to do on Galiano Island

May 8, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Galiano Island Day Trip Make sure you eat before you watch this vlog because I basically eat my way through this vlog! Tim was a little tense that we wouldn’t make it to the ferry on time, but we made it no problem, to the back of the line 🙂 We decided we would start […]

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Yoga with Melissa 382 Heart Stabilization Series: Judgment

May 5, 2017 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga and Judgment As Jack Kornfield says, for many of us judgment is a painful theme in our lives. Our reaction to it is to see what is wrong with it and the judging itself continues to be strong and painful. Trying to get rid of our judging is another judgment in and of itself. […]

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