Senior Yoga

by Dr Melissa West on September 29, 2014

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Yoga for Seniors Today’s question comes to us from Terry via email: Hi, Melissa. I have been following you for over a year. As I am getting older, some exercises are becoming painful. Had to stop for now. Question: do you have a series dedicated to women 60 yrs old and over (seniors). If you […]

Namaste Yoga 246: Nourishing Your Speech

by Dr Melissa West on September 26, 2014

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Yoga for your Neck & Jaw This class combines yoga postures, breath practices, mudra, and the Ayur Dehi mantra, to nourish your speech. In today’s yoga class we will focus specifically on releasing the muscles of your neck in order to create resonant speech that nurtures and nourishes those you share communication with. Yoga postures […]

Namaste Yoga Videos Starting from Number One

by Dr Melissa West on September 24, 2014

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Where to find all the Namaste Yoga Episodes Today’s question comes to us from Yvonne via email: Hello Melissa, I just found out about your amazing yoga videos. I have two questions. How do I locate the videos starting at number 1? The series I have found is in the 100’s Stretching and flexibility, I […]

From Burn Out to Energized

by Dr Melissa West on September 22, 2014

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Energized :Today’s question comes from Susanne from the membership site: Dear Melissa, Recently, I have been exhausted more or less, especially in the evenings. I have barely done any yoga. (There have been too much going on in my life at the same time, I guess.) Burnout syndrome-like. I have some problems with hypothyroid and […]

Namaste Yoga 245 Nourishing Your Mind

September 19, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Brain  Yoga Class : This class is combines yoga postures, breath practices and the Ayurdehi mantra to nourish your brain. IT is an antidote to the parasympathetic, fight or flight response to stress that causes your heart beats faster, your blood pressure goes up, your body releases sugar and fats from temporary storage sites in […]

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Healthy Orange Julius

September 18, 2014 Juicing Recipe
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Yummy OJ This morning when I was cleaning out my fridge, I started peeling over a dozen oranges to juice them. We get them delivered here in our Share Organics box. Share Organics is a fun local Victoria company that delivers organic produce to our home once a week on Tuesdays via bicycle! Anyway, nobody […]

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Reliable Source on the Doshas

September 17, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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Dosha Books Today’s question comes from Crystal from the membership site: Hi Melissa, As far as I know I am a Pitta Kapha and this confuses me because I carry worry and anxiety with me daily. I guess I am writing you to ask for a reliable resource on the Dosha’s. I really feel that […]

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Bad Knees

September 15, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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Yoga with Bad Knees Today’s question comes to us from Angela from YouTube: I love the way you teach, with explanations of what is happening in the body and what to do/not do. Do you have any suggestions for working with “bad” knees? My right knee screams at me during cat pose and the stretch that […]

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Namaste Yoga 244 Nourish Your Hearing

September 12, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga for Hearing In today’s class we will nourish our hearing by listening closely to our bodies, thoughts, emotions, energy and spirit. We will also open up the traditional chinese kidney meridian to nourish our hearing. This week, we also continue with the Ayurdehi mantra and we will focus on the sixth line of the […]

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Yoga Lineage, the Golden Chain of Teachers

September 10, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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Lineage, the Golden Chain of Teachers On Saturday August 20, 2014 B.K.S. Iyengar died at the age of 95 in Pune, India. His passing has me reflecting with gratitude on the lineage from which I come and the golden chain of teachers that are responsible for passing down the teachings of yoga. When I lived […]

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