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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 […]

Why Warm Lemon Water in the Morning

by Dr Melissa West on November 20, 2014

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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 […]

Is there anything to protect against dry skin?

by Dr Melissa West on November 18, 2014

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Dry Skin? Is there anything to protect against dry skin? Thank you for a great question Luis. Ayurvedic medicine has much to say about this. 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: Also here is a […]

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Violence Against Women This class dedicated to end violence against women. It is an aspiration practice where we strive for a world without violence. In yoga we call this ahimsa or loving kindness. In this class we honour all women who are living in situations of violence and oppression, those who have survived abuse and […]

Hydrating Water for your Dosha

November 13, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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Hydrating Water Hi Melissa! It is always nice to write you! I have a question that always comes to me while I am doing a long yoga´s video classes: How should be my hydration while doing yoga? I always have a bottle of water with me, but sometimes I feel that if I drink a […]

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Staying Hydrated During Yoga

November 12, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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Yoga and Hydration Hi Melissa!, It is always nice to write you! I have a question that always comes to me while I am doing a long yoga´s video classes: How should be my hydration while doing yoga? I always have a bottle of water with me, but sometimes I feel that if I drink […]

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Namaste Yoga 252 Beginner Yoga Breath

November 7, 2014 Beginners Yoga Class
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Breath This beginner’s yoga class on breath teaches the fundamentals on breath. Quite simply we will explore inhalation, the breath in and exhalation, the breath out. Additionally we will stretch the container of the breath through yoga postures or asanas that open up the chest, back, side body and soften the belly. Finally we will […]

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Yoga with a Chronic Injury

November 4, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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What Yoga to do when I’m Injured? : Today’s question comes to us from Lena via email: Dear Melissa: My name is Lena Holmes… I follow you on Facebook and Instagram and you follow me back on IG (naturallywildphotography). Anyways, I’ve been doing your yoga classes for a year and I love them.. They totally […]

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Namaste Yoga 251: Beginner Yoga, How far should I go?

October 31, 2014 Beginners Yoga Class
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How far should I go? Today’s class is about exploring the dance between too much and not enough in your yoga practice. The potential entanglement of boredom, entertainment and distraction through your yoga asana/posture practice. Well-known contemporary poet, Mary Oliver says, “If the poem is thin, it is not likely because the poet does not […]

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Be on Namaste Yoga

October 27, 2014 Melissa's Daily Blog Posts
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Be a Guest Yogi Hi Melissa, I have been enjoying your yoga classes on YouTube. I Especially like being able to do them at home, which saves time going somewhere, can do them without adhering to a schedule, and can be undressed. I started with the 7 introductory lessons a few weeks ago and am […]

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