Yoga with Melissa 341 Poetry in Motion Wild Geese

by Dr Melissa West on July 22, 2016

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Mary Oliver Wild Geese You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. […]

How to Sit Cross Legged

by Dr Melissa West on July 20, 2016

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Advice for sitting cross legged Hi I’m Dr. Melissa West Welcome to Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa Props Needed: Blocks Today we have a question from Ellen from Facebook 🙂 Ellen from Facebook says: Hello I have been doing your beginner videos every day for about 3 weeks now, and really enjoying them. Do you have […]

Short but Fun in Victoria: Vlog 24

by Dr Melissa West on July 18, 2016

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Short but Fun in Victoria I started my week on Thursday. We filmed Weekly Yoga with Dr. Melissa West on a gorgeous beach. Tim did some drone flying to show you the amazing views. We did a fun yoga fusion of yoga and qigong with animal play. Moss Street Paint in was so fun with […]

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Gratitude So Many Gifts by Hafiz There are so many gifts Still unopened from your birthday there are so many hand-crafted presents that have been sent to you by God. The Beloved does not mind repeating, “Everything I have is also yours.” Please forgive Hafiz and the Friend if we break into a sweet laughter […]

Yoga for Upper Body Strength

July 13, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga for Upper Body Strength Today we are going to be talking about yoga for upper body strength, why it is so important, why yoga is good for strength and muscle and which yoga poses in particular are good for upper body strength. Why is upper body strength so important? The more muscle mass you […]

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Across Land and Sea : Vlog #23

July 11, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Across the Land and Sea We started this week with our hiking group, Nature Victoria Explorations, with a walk called where the land meets the sea. Watch and see lots of living creatures from the tidal pools. On Tuesday morning we filmed Yoga with Melissa episode 339 on the poem Be Danced by Jewel Mathieson. […]

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Weekly Yoga with Melissa West : Poetry in Motion: Episode 339 Be Danced

July 8, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Be Danced We have come to be danced not the pretty dance not the pretty pretty, pick me, pick me dance but the claw our way back into the belly of the sacred, sensual animal dance Jewel Mathieson Weekly Yoga with Melissa West 339 Poetry in Motion: Be Danced we have come to be danced. […]

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Brain Yoga and Pregnancy

July 6, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Brain Yoga and Pregnancy Hi I’m Dr. Melissa West, Welcome to Living Your Yoga. I have one of our favourite guests here for you today here on Living Your yoga. Tim Anderson is here to offer some modifications for rolling for pregnant woman. One of the questions I get asked a lot is what precautions […]

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New Beginnings : Vlog 22

July 4, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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New Beginnings This week started with a very special visitor, one of my best friends in the whole world came to visit me. Many of you will know her as well as Kelly from Kelly’s Bake Shoppe, Lettuce Love Cafe and now the author of Made with Love Cookbook. Kelly made a trip to Vancouver […]

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Weekly Yoga with Melissa West 338 Poetry in Motion: Holding on and Letting Go

July 1, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Holding on and Letting Go “Embracing, We Let Go” by Yahia Lababidi Perhaps, we are negotiating not just with one, but always two -who share the same soil, it is true- one who lives, another who is dying A shift in balance begins to take place once a love of silence is confessed its roots […]

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