From Burn Out to Energized

by Dr Melissa West on September 22, 2014

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Energized :Today’s question comes from Susanne from the membership site: Dear Melissa, Recently, I have been exhausted more or less, especially in the evenings. I have barely done any yoga. (There have been too much going on in my life at the same time, I guess.) Burnout syndrome-like. I have some problems with hypothyroid and […]

Namaste Yoga 245 Nourishing Your Mind

by Dr Melissa West on September 19, 2014

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Brain  Yoga Class : This class is combines yoga postures, breath practices and the Ayurdehi mantra to nourish your brain. IT is an antidote to the parasympathetic, fight or flight response to stress that causes your heart beats faster, your blood pressure goes up, your body releases sugar and fats from temporary storage sites in […]

Healthy Orange Julius

by Dr Melissa West on September 18, 2014

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Yummy OJ This morning when I was cleaning out my fridge, I started peeling over a dozen oranges to juice them. We get them delivered here in our Share Organics box. Share Organics is a fun local Victoria company that delivers organic produce to our home once a week on Tuesdays via bicycle! Anyway, nobody […]

Reliable Source on the Doshas

by Dr Melissa West on September 17, 2014

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Dosha Books Today’s question comes from Crystal from the membership site: Hi Melissa, As far as I know I am a Pitta Kapha and this confuses me because I carry worry and anxiety with me daily. I guess I am writing you to ask for a reliable resource on the Dosha’s. I really feel that […]

Bad Knees

September 15, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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Yoga with Bad Knees Today’s question comes to us from Angela from YouTube: I love the way you teach, with explanations of what is happening in the body and what to do/not do. Do you have any suggestions for working with “bad” knees? My right knee screams at me during cat pose and the stretch that […]

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Namaste Yoga 244 Nourish Your Hearing

September 12, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga for Hearing In today’s class we will nourish our hearing by listening closely to our bodies, thoughts, emotions, energy and spirit. We will also open up the traditional chinese kidney meridian to nourish our hearing. This week, we also continue with the Ayurdehi mantra and we will focus on the sixth line of the […]

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Yoga Lineage, the Golden Chain of Teachers

September 10, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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Lineage, the Golden Chain of Teachers On Saturday August 20, 2014 B.K.S. Iyengar died at the age of 95 in Pune, India. His passing has me reflecting with gratitude on the lineage from which I come and the golden chain of teachers that are responsible for passing down the teachings of yoga. When I lived […]

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Who was B.K.S. Iyengar?

September 8, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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B.K.S. Iyengar On Saturday August 20, 2014 B.K.S. Iyengar died at the age of 95 in , India. Perhaps on the heels of Robin Williams death on August 11th, 2014, I feel his passing received little attention in the media, social media and even the yoga social media. Today I want to speak a little […]

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Namaste Yoga 243 Nourishing Your Vision

September 5, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Eye Yoga : In this yoga class we will focus on the traditional chinese meridians as they relate to your eyes to nourish your vision. Poses for your liver meridian will nourish your iris, poses for your heart meridian will nourish the corners of your eyes. By practicing poses for your spleen you will help your […]

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Balancing Vatta when travelling

September 2, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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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 […]

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