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by Melissa West on June 7, 2018

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Psoas Release The ongoing demands of our fast paced lives create chronic stress, tension and anxiety, releasing your psoas muscle could provide some welcome relief. Back in 2014 I created a 70 minute video for my members called, Intelligent Core, which challenged the notion that we need six pack abs and asked my students to […]

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Yoga for Highly Sensitive People Over the next several weeks I have planned a series of yoga classes for the highly sensitive person to support them in overwhelm, emotions, empathy, exhaustion, and sensitivity. Today we will begin our yoga journey for the highly sensitive person with the exhaustion that comes from the way that highly […]

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Triple Warmer Meridian Have you ever heard anybody talk about how self myofascial release can improve your relationships? I haven´t, but I am going to explain why in this video. I know many of you have been practicing self myofascial release for a number of years. Maybe one of the benefits you hadn’t even brought […]

Self Myofascial Release for Hip Flexors | Hatha Yoga Full Class | Yoga with Melissa 485

May 3, 2019 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Release for Hip Flexors In this 60 minute hatha yoga class with self myofascial release for your hip flexors you are going to learn about the amazing sensory world of fascia and mechanoreceptors, specifically: pacinian mechanorecptors. This hatha yoga class for hip flexors will combine the long holds of hatha yoga with self myofascial release […]

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Self Myofascial Release and Emotional Release | Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa

May 1, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Self Myofascial Release In this short video I will explain where emotional releases come from with myofascial release in yoga or with myofascial release techniques. If you have ever found yourself crying in a yoga class or angry at the world after a seemingly peaceful yoga experience this short video will explain emotional release and […]

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Foam Roller Review: Why I choose a soft foam roller?

April 30, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Foam Roller Review In this video I will explain how soft foam rollers work and which foam rollers are most effective for yogis. This video is not a review of foam rollers for athletes or people using foam rollers alongside weight training. This video is going to specifically talk about choosing a foam roller for […]

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Hatha Yoga with Self Myofascial Release for Neck and Shoulders | Yoga with Melissa 484

April 26, 2019 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Hatha Yoga This 60 minute full length, neck and shoulder self myofascial release hatha 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 myofascial tissue of your neck and shoulders that have been misaligned due to […]

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Self Myofascial Release Definition | Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa

April 24, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Self Myofascial Release In this short video I will define self myofascial release and how it works. I will explain some of the tools of self myofascial release but also how you can do self myofascial release without tools. I will explain how myofascial release is a neurophysiological response and how that works. In this […]

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Day trip from Victoria BC on Vancouver Island: Pacific Marine Circle Route and Avatar Grove

April 22, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Pacific Marine Circle Route This Easter weekend we decided to take a day trip from Victoria BC around the Pacific Marine Circle Route from Victoria BC. This time we decided to follow the route counterclockwise and started out through Goldstream, the Malahat lookout points and stopped in Duncan at Garage cafe for coffee and cinnamon […]

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Yin Yoga Fire Element | Five Element Theory | Yoga with Melissa 483

April 19, 2019 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yin Yoga This yin yoga video for the fire element will allow you to open the vitality, radiance, joy and love that we already and always are and express that sparkle in our eyes that is your True Nature. If you are new to Yoga with Melissa, welcome. I know that anybody who has chosen […]

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