Pain in Shoulder Blades

by Dr Melissa West on August 20, 2014

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shoulder blade pain Dear Melissa I Live in the UK and I have ME IBS and a heart condition. I just wanted to say, Thank you so much, I found you on youtube a couple of months ago and in that small time you have changed my life. Because of my ME I get awful […]

Yoga for High Blood Pressure

by Dr Melissa West on August 18, 2014

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Any suggestions for yoga for high blood pressure? Today’s question comes from Mary from the membership site and she wants to know. There have been studies that show that yoga has a positive effect on hypertension. Studies have shown that people who practice yoga a few times a week are able to lower their blood […]

Namaste Yoga 240 Nourishing the Upward Flowing Energy

by Dr Melissa West on August 15, 2014

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Chest Opening for Pana Vayu This class opens up your chest with breath, twists, an upper body mudra, and supported backbends. The entire class focuses on prana vayu, the upward flow of energy. We will be focusing on this as it relates particularly to the way you take in prana in the form of breath […]

Sun Salutation Walk Through help

by Dr Melissa West on August 13, 2014

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Trouble walking forward during sun salutations So something that has been on my mind for a few months now is this: when doing sun salutations… going from lunge pose and walking the other leg forward to stand in a forward fold… I seem to be incapable of walking that leg forward to meet the other. […]

How to Do Seated Forward Fold in Yoga

August 11, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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seated forward fold :Today’s question comes to us from Marcelys from Venezuela. She wants to know about her back position in straight-legged seated forward fold/paschimottanasana. Hi, Melissa! It is always a pleasure to write you, because I am sure that you take your time to read all the comments that people let you I always […]

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Namaste Yoga 239 Clearing the Channels to Gather Prana

August 8, 2014 Advanced Yoga Class
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Clearing the Channels to Gather Prana This class begins with an awareness on the two sides of your body and then focusing on the downward flow of prana with apanasana and reclined half moon pose. From there some warm up postures prepare you for many of the seated postures to follow in this class, from […]

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Today I am going to show you one yoga exercise to release your shoulders

August 7, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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Shoulder Shorts Promotion Hi I’m Dr. Melissa West, host of Namaste Yoga. Did you know that we also have a membership area where we provide value added content for people who want to go deeper with their practice? If you’re already a member keep listening there’s more here for you too. This month we are […]

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How can yoga help rebuild bone mass?

August 4, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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Osteoporosis The results of a recent bone density test revealed I have some bone loss. I am 54 years old. How can yoga help rebuild bone mass? Thank you for your question. Yoga’s weight-bearing postures affect your whole spine, arms, shoulders, elbows, legs, knees ankles, and feet and encourage full range of motion which encourages […]

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Namaste Yoga 238: Lead me from untruth to Truth

August 1, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Truth This class is an excellent preview of the exclusive content coming for our members. A 10-class Shoulder Short series. People want shorter videos, they get it on the membership site. These are 10, 20-30 minute videos focusing on releasing your upper, back, neck and shoulders based on the classic Upper Back, neck and Shoulders […]

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Why is “legs up the wall” good for the immune system?

July 30, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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Best Yoga Question Why is “legs up the wall” good for the immune system? Dear Jennifer This is a really good question. All my texts on yoga says that legs up the wall or vipareeta karani prevent disease or strengthen the immune system, but they don’t go into detail about how they do this. In […]

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