Balancing Vatta when travelling

by Dr Melissa West on September 2, 2014

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Dosha Test Today’s question comes to us from Ivy via speakpipe: First of all if you are interested in learning more about yoga and the Ayurvedic Doshas, then you can check out my yoga classes about this: click here Also here is a quiz to determine your dosha, so you know which hydrating water to […]

Namaste Yoga 242 Nourishing the Circulating Energy

by Dr Melissa West on August 29, 2014

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Circulation Yoga Today’s class is about nourishing the circulating energy. We will practice asanas that are expansive and move our energy from the center of our body from our hearts to the periphery of our limbs. Asanas such as triangle pose, flip dog/wild thing pose, and breath of joy will create an expansive energy throughout […]

Where does my torso go in humble warrior?

by Dr Melissa West on August 25, 2014

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humble warrior :Today’s question comes to us from Lisa from the membership site: While doing Humble Warrior pose, am I supposed to rest the weight of my torso on my thigh while folding forward, or use my core strength to support it? Love your vids, btw. I am seeing a considerable change in my body […]

Namaste Yoga 241 Nourishing the Downward Moving Energy

by Dr Melissa West on August 22, 2014

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Detox Yoga This class focuses on asana/yoga postures to aid in elimination and detoxification of your body through your large intestine/colon, twists and forward folds. By encouraging the downward flow of energy (apana vayu) you will nourish your eliminatory system thus purifying your whole being. Focus on your exhalation will also aid in this detoxification […]

Pain in Shoulder Blades

August 20, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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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 […]

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Yoga for High Blood Pressure

August 18, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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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 […]

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Namaste Yoga 240 Nourishing the Upward Flowing Energy

August 15, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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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 […]

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Sun Salutation Walk Through help

August 13, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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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. […]

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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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