Free Yoga classes for Fall

by Dr Melissa West on October 22, 2014

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Lots of Free Yoga Videos for the Fall This is a blog post that I put together as a result of a question from Ann on the membership site who was looking for classes that she could do for the autumn season. I have a Namaste Yoga class specifically designed for the Autumn season for […]

Yoga classes for Fall

by Dr Melissa West on October 20, 2014

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Fall Yoga Part 1 – Members This is a blog post that I put together as a result of a question from Ann on the membership site who was looking for classes that she could do for the autumn season. Fall is a time for turning inward, a yin time of year. According to Traditional Chinese medicine, […]

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Nourishment to Others This is the last class in our Yoga Stories Two series and the Ayur Dehi Mantra. By practicing these nourishing practices for the last twelve weeks we are now in a position to offer the resources we have gathered within to all of those we are in relation with. We have nourished […]

Healthier Thriftier Vegan Mocha Frappuccino

by Dr Melissa West on October 16, 2014

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Thriftier Vegan Cold Coffee Last time I showed you how to make a healthier, thriftier vegan caramel frappuccino. This week I’m going to show you my secret no-guilt iced coffee drink. Since I suffer from migraines, I abstain from the chocolate. So, I’m going to show you how to make this with carob, however you could […]

Should you always practice for your dosha?

October 14, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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Dosha Yoga Hi Melissa,I just watched namaste yoga episode 45 about the different doshas and was wondering if you always should do yoga according to your dosha, or is it enough to do it sometimes? My favorite yoga type is hatha yoga but I guess hatha isn´t for any specific dosha type. Kind regards Sara […]

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Namaste Yoga 248: Resting in Nourishment

October 10, 2014 Beginners Yoga Class
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Resting in Nourishment This week’s free one hour yoga class is a restorative yoga class focused on the tenth and eleventh lines of the Ayur Dehi Mantra. The lines are pratishtham dehi and mam dehi. The words mean May I rest in that nourishment and May I be nourished. Our entire focus in this class […]

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Thanksgiving 2014 Gratitude Meditation

October 9, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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Gratitude Meditation This weekend in Canada we will celebrate Thanksgiving on Monday October 13, 2014. My American friends will soon be celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday November 27th. In honour of this special time of year, I would like to offer you this reflection, and poem on gratitude. This year, as I reflect back on a […]

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Yoga for Stress Response

October 6, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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Yoga for Stress Response Today’s question comes to us from Fiona from the membership site: Yoga for Triple warmer/heater? Hi Melissa, Do you know if there are any specific poses to help calm down or strengthen the triple warmer/heater meridian. I’m guessing that would be anything that helps the fight/flight stress response? Thank you Fiona […]

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Namaste Yoga 247 : Nourish your Soul

October 3, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Nourish your Soul In today’s class we will gently open your heart and chest using props and yoga postures to prepare you for Natarajasana/Dancer Pose. We are also continuing the Ayur Dehi mantra with the ninth line of the mantra, atmanam dehi, may my soul be nourished. In today’s class we will reflect on what […]

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Healthy Caramel Frap with Guest Barista

October 2, 2014 Juicing Recipe
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Healthier, Thriftier Vegan Caramel Frappuccino I don’t know about you, but I don’t know what makes me cringe more when my daughter goes to Starbucks, the price tag or the lack of nutrients in those frappucinos. Here is a compromise we have come up with at home. She still loves to go to Starbucks, but […]

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