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Fall Photos Tips and Ideas I needed some time off this week, to retreat, turn inwards and recharge my batteries. Tim to the rescue and a vlog takeover! Tim began his Sunday with a fall-themed photoshoot to add to Tanya’s portfolio. I personally think Tanya is brilliant for choosing a fall-themed photoshoot since she can […]

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PMS If you experience fatigue, trouble sleeping, bloating, constipation or diarrhea, headaches or backaches, food cravings, joint or muscle pain, mood swings, irritability,, anxiety or depression, you may be experiencing the symptoms of PMS. Poor nourishment, stress, exhaustion, excess physical exercise, inactivity, overwork all contribute to PMS. Slowing down through restorative yoga allows us to […]

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Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga Have you ever been curious about the difference between yin yoga and restorative yoga? If so, this video is for you. Yin yoga and restorative yoga are similar in that they both hold poses for long periods of time anywhere from 3 minutes upwards to 10 or even 20 minutes […]

Bone Broth Benefits: Insomnia, IBS, Anxiety and Stress

by Melissa West on October 10, 2017

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Bone Broth Benefits Do you experience IBS, constipation, food sensitivities, stress, anxiety, insomnia, or joint inflammation from arthritis? If so, this video on the benefits of bone broth is for you. A lot of us can relate to experiencing stress and anxiety. We go through periods when we take on too much work, we do […]

Pender Island Hiking Trails

October 10, 2017 Vlog
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Hike Pender Island We had super good luck with the ferries this past long weekend travelling on the ferries. Long weekends can be difficult getting between islands because so many people are travelling and there is limited room on the ferries. If you are travelling on long weekends make sure you arrive super early. Our […]

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Restorative Yoga | Restorative Yoga for Lower Back Pain | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 404

October 6, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga for Lower Back Pain Lower back pain can be caused from a torn or pulled muscle or ligament. Sometimes lower back pain is the result of lifting a heavy object or from a sudden movement. Lower back pain can also result poor posture or a sports injury. No matter the cause, this restorative yoga […]

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Yoga Breathing Exercise for Anxiety | Special Guest Rachel Marie White

October 4, 2017 Yoga Questions and Yoga Answers
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✮ NADI SHODHANA | ONE-NOSTRIL BREATH ✮ Today Rachel Marie White is a special guest on Lifestyle with Melissa West. Rachel is a yoga teacher at Sleepy Santosha where she provides gentle yoga classes for people living with chronic pain and chronic illness. In this video, Rachel will demonstrate how to practice a pranayama or […]

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Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipe

October 3, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Today we are going to make healthy hot chocolate 🙂 Hi I´m Melissa from Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa today we are going to make healthy hot chocolate. If you are new here we put out a video like this every Tuesday. We also put out a vlog on Mondays at 9 am PT and we […]

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Harvest Moon Lantern Festival – Vlog 86

October 2, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Harvest Moon Lantern Festival This past Saturday Tim and I went to the Harvest Moon Lantern Festival at Gordon Head recreation Centre at Lambrick Park. It was a family friendly event as you will see from all the kidlings running around and enjoying the labyrinth. In addition to the Asian dance and musical performances by […]

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Restorative Yoga Without Props | Full-Length Yoga Class for Back Pain | ChriskaYoga

September 29, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Restorative Yoga Without Props Today we have special guest, Christina from the yoga YouTube channel, ChriskaYoga! She is sharing a 40 Minute Restorative Yoga Class without the use of yoga props. This is a full length class that begins with some gentle stretching leading you into some restorative style poses that are very meditative and passive. […]

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