Membership Community Information and Signup

by Melissa West on June 7, 2018

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Personal Introduction to Melissa’s Membership Community <  

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Yin Yoga This Full Body Full Yin Yoga Class was created in response to Yoga with Melissa 473 and the discussion it generated. It focuses on fascia and yin yoga for 60 minutes. We will move through your full body from your feet, hips, hamstrings, spine and shoulders to stress the ligaments and joint capsules […]

Fascia and Yin Yoga | Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa

by Melissa West on February 13, 2019

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Fascia and Yin Yoga In this short video I will be offering an explanation of myofascia so that you know what it is and the difference between the way that we approach myofascia in a hatha yoga or vinyasa yoga class and the deeper connective tissue in a yin yoga class. I will also explain […]

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Yin Yoga This Full Body Full Yin Yoga Class focuses on fascia and yin yoga for 60 minutes. We will move through all the joints of your body from your feet, knees, hips spine, to your shoulders to stress the ligaments and joint capsules so that over time they will become more spacious, thicker and […]

Why Release Fascia? | Calves and Malasana

February 6, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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fascia and yoga In this short yoga video I will answer the question, why release fascia. There is some debate in the field of myofascial release about the effectiveness of myofascial release right now. Do the foam rollers and balls used to release fascia actually work? How does myofascial release work with yoga? In this […]

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Full Body Hatha Yoga with Self Myofascial Release | Yoga with Melissa 472

February 1, 2019 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Hatha Yoga This 75 minute full length, full body myofascial release yoga class combines the best of hatha yoga and self myofascial release. Based on the latest, most up to date research on myofascial release we will attend to fascial tissue in your chest, shoulders, neck, spine, and back that have been misaligned due to […]

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How to Release Fascia | Foot Release Plantar Fascia and Downdog | Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa

January 30, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Release Fascia In this short video we will be exploring how to release fascia in a way that is effective for our yoga practice. We will begin by answering the questions: What is Fascia? What is myofascial release? How does it work with foam rollers and balls. In this video we will do some myofascial […]

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Restorative Yoga with Self Myofascial Release | Yoga with Melissa 471

January 28, 2019 Beginners Yoga Class
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Myofascial Release Self myofascial release of your plantar fascia, pec minor, erector spinae, subscapularis, and neck will be offered before you go into your restorative pose allowing you to release more deeply into each restorative yoga pose in this class. The ability to release myofascial tension in restorative yoga is greatly increased when we apply […]

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What is Fascia Release? Neck Release for Neck Pain Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa

January 23, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Fascia Release In this short video I will talk about myofascial release, what it is and how it relates to yoga. I will talk about the foam rollers and balls that people are using for myofascial release and how those work. Later in the video we will use the examples of our neck pain and […]

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Three Treasures Yin Yang Yoga: Jing Chi, Chi and Shen – Yoga with Melissa Episode 470

January 18, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yin Yang Yoga In this yin yang yoga class we will combine the best of yin yoga with hatha yoga to preserve the three treasures: jing chi, chi and shen. We will focus on the strength of our physical body to enhance the container for our essence energy (jing chi), our vital energy (chi) and […]

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What is Shen in Traditional Chinese Medicine?

January 16, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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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, […]

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