How to Balance in Dancer Pose: Yoga with Melissa 364

December 30, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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How to Balance in Dancer Pose I would recommend that our members do the upper back rehydration sequence before this class. As we are making the transition from 2016 to 2017, one of the many reasons to sit out or dance could be your balance system. As you know so far from our series, your […]

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20 Reasons Why you DON’T Need a New Year’s Resolution if you ALREADY Practice Yoga

December 28, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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20 Reasons Yogis DON’T Need a New Year’s Resolution Warning this page may take longer to load as I’ve put up lots of video links for you. It’s almost that time of year again. That time when everybody sets a new year’s resolution and starts the self-improvement projects. But if you already practice yoga, and […]

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My surprise Christmas Gift from the family : Vlog 47

December 26, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Christmas Week Vlog This week is all about getting ready for Christmas. Thank you so much for your support for Dressember. Because of your support our team has raised over $2,000 so far to help end human trafficking. If you are still feeling in the Christmas spirit you can donate here. I’ve grown so much […]

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Yoga with Melissa 363 Moving at the Speed of Our Bodies: Without Effort

December 24, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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Without Effort As we are only a couple of days away from the Christmas here, it is easy to get caught up in the energy of excessive effort and struggle. We overwork and exhaust ourselves. Today we will explore letting go of effort, starting right here. You have a choice whenever you do something, to […]

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Festive Hot Mulled Apple Cider

December 22, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Mulled Apple Cider Facebook Live Stream Video at the bottom of the page To celebrate this holiday season, Carol from Victoria Driftwood and I thought we would make some hot mulled apple cider together. By adding some rosehip and hibiscus tea the apple cider turns a festive red colour and then we garnished it with […]

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Why the Axe?

December 21, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Happy Winter Solstice Come warm up inside with Carol and I for a Facebook Live stream We’ll make mulled apple cider together Thursday December 22 noon PT @ Yoga with Dr. Melissa West Also Don’t forget on Friday morning I will be live on YouTube for episode #363 from 8:30am Pacific. 🙂   Here’s the channel: […]

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Too much Fun in Victoria British Columbia?

December 19, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Too much Fun in Victoria We started our week on Sunday with a short hike at Witty’s Lagoon to prove that you can hike in a dress. #youcandoanythinginadress I’m having so much fun for #dressember. See the photos below of all the dresses I’ve worn so far this month. 🙂 On Tuesday morning we went […]

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Yoga with Melissa 362 Yoga for Balance 3 Techniques to Balance in Eagle Pose

December 16, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga Balance If you want to have great balance you need to focus on your proprioception, your vestibular system and your visual system. Somebody who has excellent balance has a high degree of proprioceptive awareness, a highly attuned vestibular system and visual system. However, somebody who feels that their balance is off or experiences a […]

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Who Else Wants A Deep Night’s Sleep?

December 14, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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foot massage for insomnia According to Ayurvedic medicine, our feet contain reflexology points that map out all the organs and parts of our bodies. For thousands of years, Ayurvedic medicine has recommended foot massage as part of your nightly routine before retiring to bed at night. Why would that be? Because your entire body is […]

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Christmas Trees and Snow in Victoria

December 12, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Snow in Victoria Our week started with some snow in Victoria B.C. We came out on Tuesday to photograph one of my favourite dresses from Duchess and Duke Modern Vintage Consignment Victoria B.C. The dress looked great against the snow. Snow doesn’t last long in Victoria B.C. so we made sure that we got out […]

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