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by Melissa West on June 7, 2018

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Is All Yoga Good for Anxiety? Which Style is Best?

by Melissa West on November 14, 2018

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Is all yoga good for anxiety? This is a good question, and most likely it comes from her own experience that some types of yoga causes her to become more restless and some styles of yoga are more calming. I find turning to Ayurvedic Medicine can be a powerful way to find the answers to […]

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Tree Pose We start resting into the support of the earth as we always do. Letting go of the tension of our physical, emotional, mental and energetic bodies down and into the earth like the root system of a tree sinking down into the earth. While trees continually seek to grow and expand upward and […]

Introduction to Five Element Theory | Part Two of Seven

by Melissa West on November 7, 2018

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Five Element Theory 5 element theory is based on observing and contemplating the natural world in which we live and which we are made up of. These five elements are in perpetual movement. The yin elements are contracting and the yang elements are expanding. Five element theory is basically an approach that explains the rhythm […]

Spirit Medicine of Trees | Five Element Theory | Wood Element | Part One of Seven

November 5, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Tree Medicine Today’s vlog is the first of three parts that I will be releasing this week of a 7 part course on Traditional Chinese Medicine Five Phase Theory, specifically the wood element. I will be offering week one of this five week course course here for free on Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa on my […]

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Chakra Yin Yoga with Yin Tonification | Yoga with Melissa 459

November 2, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Chakra Yin Yoga Our energy is so distracted, scattered and fragmented that often we experience insomnia, feel exhausted, burned out, anxious and depleted. In this chakra yin yoga class we will tonify yin at each chakra to build and fortify yin. Instead of searching desperately for energy outside of ourselves this yin yoga class tonifies […]

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Why are the Principles of Yin Yoga Important?

October 31, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Principles of Yin Yoga This video will describe how we access the deeper connective tissues, meridians and practice in a more meditative way in yin yoga through the principles of yin yoga. First we will go through each of the principles of yin yoga including: 1. choose an appropriate edge 2. be still 3. soften […]

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Roberts Memorial Provincial Park

October 30, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Roberts Memorial Provincial Park In our final Ladysmith vlog (for now) we visit the stunning geological features at Roberts Memorial Provincial Park. This park has incredible sandstone ledges that you may have also seen us feature in our vlogs when we visited Hornby Island. Hornby Island Vlogs: The sandstone ledges make you feel like you […]

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Restorative Yin Yoga Sequence | Yoga with Melissa 458

October 29, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Restorative Yin Yoga This 60 min restorative yin sequence is a full class offering the best of yin yoga and restorative yoga. Through props we will apply the first principle of yin and find the appropriate edge, that place where we can experience sensation, but not too much intensity. Too much intensity in a yin […]

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Yoga Evening Routine After Standing All Day on Concrete

October 24, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Standing All Day Relief If your feet hurt after standing all day at work on concrete, in the rest of this video I am going to share with you three yoga exercises to relieve your sore feet. This video is all about foot pain relief if you stand all day at work, although your legs […]

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Stocking Creek Waterfall – Vlog 135

October 22, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Stocking Creek Waterfall Continuing with our waterfalls on Vancouver Island series and our second vlog in Ladysmith, BC, today we visit Stocking Creek Park. We drove to the park from Thicke Road. This is another beautiful rainforest with a creek that leads to the falls. We chose a nice short trail to the falls on […]

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