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Hatha Yoga for Healing We tend to tighten our bodies in response to the painful experiences in our lives whether they be physical, emotional or psychological. As we open to the sensations in our body through our hatha yoga practice, as we turn towards our emotions and the thoughts in our minds and we gradually […]

Self Care Savasana

by Melissa West on March 22, 2017

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Savasana Are you feeling pain in your neck, shoulders and back? Maybe you’re just feeling exhausted, stressed, anxious, sad, angry, and frustrated? If so, you are going to want to watch this video. This morning after writing up a video for Sherry Zak Morris’ Yoga JP channel called Hatha Yoga for Self Care I shifted […]

Victoria BC welcomes Spring…Finally : Vlog 59

by Melissa West on March 20, 2017

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Spring in Victoria We started our week with some filming (would you believe that?) I filmed a video about what is hatha yoga? Hatha yoga is its own style of yoga. Hatha is a sanskrit word which breaks down to ha for sun and tha for moon. Just like the sun brings the energy to […]

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Yin Yoga for Beginners Our guest teacher today is Maris Aylward, creator of the YouTube channel Yoga Upload. This is a 45-minute yin yoga class for beginners. The yin practice, sometimes called deep stretch, is a more passive form of yoga. We stay in the poses for a few minutes to target the deeper connective […]

What is Hatha Yoga?

March 15, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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What is Hatha Yoga? Have you ever wondered What exactly is hatha yoga? Today I am going to explain exactly what is meant by this style of yoga. Hi I’m Melissa with Yoga with Melissa, I offer Real Yoga for Real People, yoga you can do so you feel better, move better and connect with […]

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Chaos and Uncertainty : Vlog 58

March 13, 2017 Vlog
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Victoria BC : Vlog 58 We start our week with some YouTube drama as our numbers roll up to 32K subscribers. Thank you so much to all of you who subscribe to our main YouTube channel. We appreciate your support. Our first trip of the week was to Chinatown to pick up a screen for […]

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Yoga with Melissa 374 Heart Stabilization Series: Take One Seat

March 10, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Take One Seat If you feel like you are running nowhere in every direction, this class will give you permission to stop and take one seat. This hatha yoga class allows you to take one seat and create the compassionate space that allows for the arising of all things, the sorrows, loneliness, shame, desire, regret, […]

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Mudra to Induce a Sound Sleep

March 8, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Mudra to Induce Sleep Do you have trouble sleeping? Today I’m going to show you a mudra, a yoga posture for your hands to help you sleep. Hi I’m Melissa with Yoga with Melissa, I offer Real Yoga for Real People, yoga you can do so you feel better, move better and connect with your […]

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The Eagles have landed: Vlog 57

March 6, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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“Eagles” We started the week with some outdoor filming even though it has continued to be cold here in Victoria. Winter and snow and low temperatures still! We filmed in Beacon Hill Park. We toughed it out in the cold to film some Yoga Lifestyle videos for you! Tim talks to you about his new […]

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Yoga with Melissa 373 Heart Stabilization Series: Ahimsa

March 3, 2017 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Ahimsa or Nonviolence Ahimsa, the first yama or ethical observation of Patajnali’s Yoga Sutras is often translated as “non-violence” or “nonharming.” All day long we tend to act in subtle and not so subtly aggressive ways against our experience. We are constantly in conflict within ourselves. We resist our lives from our emotional landscape, to […]

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