Membership Community Information and Signup

by Melissa West on June 7, 2018

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Personal Introduction to Melissa’s Membership Community <  

What is Shen in Traditional Chinese Medicine?

by Melissa West on January 16, 2019

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What is Shen?  In this video I am going to explain what shen, one of the three treasures (jing, chi and shen) of Traditional Chinese Medicine is and why it is important to you if you practice yoga and meditation for chronic pain or chronic illness. I teach styles of yoga like restorative yoga, […]

Nurturing Shen Taking Time to Disconnect

by Melissa West on January 14, 2019

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Nurturing Shen Just like last week I thought I would take you with me this week for one of my favourite ways to nurture my shen, or nourish my spirit – time in nature. You may be wondering what is shen? Shen is a term from traditional chinese medicine that is a part of our […]

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Yin Yoga In Chinese Medicine Theory there are three things, three treasures that are essential to sustaining your human life. Jing, Chi and Shen. Each of these three treasures contributes to your overall health and well-being. Jing chi is the essence energy which you were born with, inherited from your parents. It is the basis […]

Reishi Hot Chocolate to Help our Yin Yoga Practice

January 9, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Hot Chocolate to Help our Yin Yin yoga is highly influenced by the philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine. When we come into a yin posture, we are coaxing the chi, or energy through the invisible energy highways that carry the chi and influence our organ systems and overall health and wellbeing, physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically […]

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Nurturing Shen Dispersing Excess Energy

January 7, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Nurturing Shen Today I am making sure I have some time to nurture my shen, my spirit by spending time in nature grounding myself. There are so many exciting things going on with the new year, new moon, we have a brand new course starting today in our membership community called Maitri: Meditations to Make […]

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Yoga Nidra for New Beginnings | Yoga with Melissa 468

January 4, 2019 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga Nidra This yoga nidra for new beginnings is perfect for new beginnings and the new year. It will allow you some space for stillness and silence to connect with your deepest Self and discover your innermost needs in a deeply relaxed liminal space between waking and sleeping, dreaming and meditating. In this place of […]

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Restorative Yoga for the New Year | Yoga with Melissa 467

December 29, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Restorative Yoga In this restorative yoga class for energy I will share with you the biggest and most common mistake you can avoid making when setting your intention for the new year. At this time of year there is a tremendous amount of energy to get up and do something, to make something happen. Whether […]

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Holy Basil, Lime and Himalayan Salt Tonic for Adrenal Fatigue

December 26, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Adrenal Fatigue Help Move over warm lemon water, there is something new that you can drink in the morning that will help with your adrenal fatigue. If you experience the exhaustion, body aches, sleep disturbances and digestive issues that come with adrenal fatigue, there is something else you can do in addition to the restorative […]

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Winter Solstice Hatha Yoga | Yoga Stories: The Light Keeper´s Box | Yoga with Melissa 466

December 21, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Hatha Yoga To celebrate the shortest day of the year I have a full length hatha yoga class for winter solstice for you this week. This class is a playful class that combines hip openers and standing postures to welcome back the light. This hatha yoga class is extra special because it is accompanied by […]

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Wellness Shots for Adrenal Fatigue

December 19, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Wellness Shots If you experience the exhaustion, body aches, sleep disturbances and digestive issues that come with adrenal fatigue, then today I have an alternative to the restorative yoga, yin yoga and yoga nidra that I usually offer you to cope with these symptoms. Today I am going to show you how to make a […]

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