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beginner yin yoga Many people misunderstand the intention behind yin yoga, thinking that the long holds in yin yoga ¨stretch¨ the connective tissues, or ligaments, or joint capsules.On the contrary yin yoga stresses the connective tissues, including joint capsules, fascia, ligaments, tendons and even the muscles. Stressing connective tissue is quite different than stretching it. […]

Favorite Stretches to Relieve Tight Hips with Su

by Melissa West on November 15, 2017

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Stretches to Relieve Tight Hips There are so many yoga poses that will help to relieve tight hip muscles. In this video, I am sharing 3 of my favorite stretches for tight hips: Seated Figure 4 Reclined Figure 4 Figure 4 Twist Connect with Su: facebook – click here twitter – click here instagram – […]

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Consignment Shopping It is that time of year again, time to go into your closets and dig out those dresses for Dressember! To prepare I thought I would share with you my favourite consignment shops in Victoria BC. Consignment shopping is one of the best ways to not only save money but to stop clothes […]

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How to Practice Yin Yoga Yin Yoga is a genre of yoga that focuses on the deeper connective tissues wrapping around the joints, particularly in your hips, pelvis and lower spine. This is quite different from most forms of yoga which focus on the muscles. With yin yoga we hold yin yoga poses for longer […]

5 Best Hatha Yoga Poses to Relieve Constipation

November 8, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Relieve Constipation Do you suffer from constipation? If so this video with my 5 Best Hatha Yoga Poses to Relieve Constipation is for You 🙂 You may be experiencing constipation if you are passing less than 3 stools a week, have lumpy or hard stools, are straining to have a bowel movement, feel as though […]

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Autumn Slow Down Time: Goldstream Campground Hike Vlog 91

November 6, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Goldstream This week we decided to take some time out of our business as usual schedule a couple of times and slow down to find that natural calm in the forest. We chose to immerse ourselves in the autumnal wonderland of Goldstream Provincial Park for our nature time. I have been talking a lot about […]

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Beginner Yin Yoga | Yin Yang | Yoga with Melissa 408

November 3, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Beginner Yin Yoga If you are brand new to yoga and get frustrated with other yoga classes on YouTube that move too quickly, don´t give modifications and are too hard to follow, don´t worry, our beginner yoga classes are actually for beginners, people who have never done yoga before. We have a 31 day beginner […]

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Restorative Yoga Pose for Anxiety: Reclined Bound Angle with Malia

November 1, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Anxiety Today we have a special guest, Malia Bradshaw from Malia Yoga. In this video Malia will show you her favorite restorative yoga pose for anxiety. She’ll also lead you through a short guided meditation to help relax the body and mind. Restorative yoga is a wonderful practice to reset the nervous system and get […]

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Best Places to get Instagram Photos in Victoria BC – Vlog 90

October 30, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Instagram Photos in Victoria Today I am going to share with you my favourite places to take Instagram worthy photos in Victoria B.C. My favourite place for neutral backdrops and a natural feeling is the beach in front of Ross Bay Cemetery. There is tones of driftwood and lovely neutral stone walls. Discovery Coffee at […]

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Restorative Yoga | Restorative Yoga for Neck and Shoulders | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 407

October 28, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Restorative Yoga We spend so much time rushing, pushing, trying to achieve and complete our to-do lists. Our life is spent attending to the external demands of our lives and in complete devotion to our overflowing schedules. When we move too quickly and follow the relentless fast pace of the dominant culture in which we […]

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