Yin and Yang – Vlog 89

by Melissa West on October 23, 2017

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Yin Yoga Teacher Training This past weekend I had the privilege of taking part in a yin yoga teacher training. I went into the training being very much interested in how we stress the connective tissues, joints and bones in yin yoga, in other words a more anatomy-based focused and came away with something completely […]

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Yoga for PMS Today we have a special guest on Yoga with Dr. Melissa West. In this 52 minute flow yoga and restorative yoga class Anita Goa offers you a gentle yoga flow and some restorative yoga poses to help you with PMS bloating. PMS can include over 150 symptoms. In this yoga practice we […]

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Meditation for Anxiety Today we have a special guest on Yoga Lifestyle with Dr. Melissa West: Joelle Anderson from Kernel of Wisdom. In this short meditation, Joelle uses a deep belly relaxation breath to help calm the body and the mind. Breathing deeply into the belly can help to stimulate the vagus nerve, signalling the […]

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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 […]

Restorative Yoga | Restorative Yoga for PMS | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 405

October 13, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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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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Types of Yoga | Difference Between Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga | Which is Right for You?

October 11, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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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 […]

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Bone Broth Benefits: Insomnia, IBS, Anxiety and Stress

October 10, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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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 […]

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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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