Namaste Yoga 258: Slow Down

by Dr Melissa West on December 19, 2014

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yoga to slow down In our culture we spend our days rushing around. Many of us live in cities that bustle around us. We move around quickly in cars and on rapid transit. When we feel like we can’t keep going we keep ourselves going with stimulants such as caffeinated beverages and sugary snacks. Because […]

Manifesting and Yoga

by Dr Melissa West on December 16, 2014

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Yoga for Manifesting Goals Dear Melissa I do not have the man of my life yet and I was wondering if you could help me. Is there something you could put together in a yoga class that would help me attract a partner? Jarka. Thank you Jarka for a great question. To me Jarka is […]

Namaste Yoga 257 Outer Standards vs. Inner Needs

by Dr Melissa West on December 12, 2014

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Outer Standards vs. Inner Needs This week we will reflect on the tension between the outer standards being imposed on us and our inner needs. When we try to conform to outward standards and appearances we lose touch with our inner needs. Our culture demands that we do more and that we do it quickly. […]

Namaste Yoga 256: Gathering Your Energy Reserves

by Dr Melissa West on December 5, 2014

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Gathering Your Energy Reserves Autumn is a time of year when the wind kicks up and with that wind can come a whirlwind of activity. It can be a time of year when we feel what Sara Avant Stover calls the “relentless forward momentum that modern living usually demands.” This culminates in a scattered and […]

Festive Candy Cane Milkshake

December 4, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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Vegan Christmas Milkshake The holiday season is here and Trinity and I put together this fun milkshake for you to enjoy with your family. This is a treat and not an everyday smoothie! Chocolate Candy Cane Rim: The first thing we are going to do is create a chocolate and candy cane rim for our […]

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Eating Seasonally and Eating as a Yogi

December 2, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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Eating as a Yogi Hi Melissa, I notice very much how my diet changes with the seasons. I follow seasonal foods with veg boxes and what I harvest in the garden, but my instincts pick out different meats, dairy and grains at different times of year too. Are there different suggestions for the doshas as […]

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Namaste Yoga 255 Flowing to the Depths of Our Support vs. Skimming the Surface

November 28, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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yoga for stress In today’s class we are focusing on coming into the depths of our support. Last week,  we introduced the idea of the importance of nourishing our energy. We live in a culture that is constantly over consuming and overly active. We are literally skimming across the surface of our lives. Think back […]

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Why do we do yoga for evenings by 9 pm?

November 25, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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yoga for evenings by 9 pm Today’s question comes from Namaste Yoga member Fiona: Can I ask why you are meant to do Yoga for Evenings before 9pm, cos I frequently find myself going over 9pm and wondered if that was wrong/bad? Thank you for a great question Fiona. First of all Fiona is talking […]

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Namaste Yoga 254: Introduction to Nourishing Your Energy Reserves Series

November 21, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Restoring Energy Our culture is in an epidemic of using up energy and has lost site of the importance of taking time to restore our energy. Yoga classes such as the one that we are practicing today helps to provide the counterbalance to our over-activity for recovering and refueling. We have an imbalance between our […]

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Why Warm Lemon Water in the Morning

November 20, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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Why Warm Lemon Water? Sam from Healthy Juicing Magazine sent me a Dovetail Stainless Steel Lemon and Lime Juice Squeezer to review and so I decided to do a video on why warm lemon water is a good idea first thing in the morning. Drinking warm lemon water upon waking helps to re-hydrate you. After […]

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