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Improve Digestion with Qi Gong Today we’re talking about the Best Time of Day for Digestion I’m here today with my friend Jeff from Coastal Acupuncture and Wellness. Jeff is a Registered Acupuncturist and has been in practice since 2000. He is a licensed member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists […]

Three Mountains in One Day! Vlog #16

by Dr Melissa West on May 23, 2016

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Three Mountains in One Day! Thank you so much for your support for our epic video campaign. Tim and I are filled with gratitude and appreciation for your support in purchasing a new drone and gimble. We are so excited about the new content that we are going to be able to create for you. […]

Namaste Yoga 332 : The Six Paramitas : Prajna Paramita

by Dr Melissa West on May 20, 2016

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Wisdom Namaste Yoga 332 Awaken Your True Self Series, The Six Paramitas or The Six Perfection, Prajna Paramita or The Perfection of Wisdom The sixth perfection, the perfection of wisdom is the direct and intimate realization of emptiness or boundlessness. Prajna Paramita are the teachings that all phenomena are without essence. We basically go back […]

Help for Stiff Hands and Wrists

by Dr Melissa West on May 18, 2016

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Stiff hands and wrists In our current culture we overuse certain movement patterns in our hands and wrists. We spend a lot of time at keyboards, on handheld devices and using a mouse. This limited range of motion from typing, driving and computer work in our hands, arms and shoulder girdle leads to issues such […]

Forest Tea Party and Crystal Singing Bowls

May 16, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Strawberry Beaches Forever: Vlog #15 My week started with a Forest Tea party and foraging for herbs from the forest to make tea for a tea party. Our forest tea had blackberry leaves, grand fir needles and licorice fern root and tasted like Frances King Forest. 🙂 I met and visited Boreal Folk at a […]

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Namaste Yoga 331 Awaken Your True Self Series, The Six Paramitas or The Six Perfection, Dhyana Paramita or The Perfection of Meditation

May 13, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Meditation 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 fifth paramita or the fifth perfection, dhyana paramita or the perfection […]

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Why moving your neck is important for balance

May 11, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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moving your neck Today I have a special guest to share with you. I get tons of questions about balance and posture. Today, Tim Anderson from Original Strength  is going to share with you a controversial movement called the neck nod. This movement is incredibly important to stimulate your vestibular system. What is your vestibular […]

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Slugs and Jeff on Vlog 14

May 9, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Slugs, Whales and Jeff We start out our week with some collaborative filming with Jeff Chand from Coastal Acupuncture and Wellness in Victoria B.C. We filmed a few videos together drawing on Jeff´s expertise of traditional Chinese medicine and had a lot of laughs. On Wednesday we took a trip to Saturna Island. It is […]

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Namaste Yoga 330 Awaken Your True Self Series, The Six Paramitas or The Six Perfections, Cherish Your Energy

May 6, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga for Energy 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 fourth paramita or the fourth perfection, the perfection of […]

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How to Dry Skin Brush in the Spring

May 4, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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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 […]

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