Beginner Self Massage for Digestion

by Melissa West on September 18, 2019

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Self Massage for Digestion This short beginner myofascial release for your digestive system is essentially a self-massage for your digestive system that you can do anytime. Just five minutes in the morning will free you up your entire body for the day ahead and address stress and toxicity before they even had a chance to […]

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Yin Yoga The Chinese character for busyness translates as heart killing. In the attention economy where everybody is vying for our attention, it is hard not to be affected by the noise of others. In the attention economy, there is a lot of noise that comes from outside in. We are estranged from ourselves. When […]

Beginner Diaphragmatic Breathing for Digestion

by Melissa West on September 12, 2019

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Breathing for Digestion This short beginner diaphragmatic breathing class for digestion will activate your parasympathetic nervous system known as your rest and digest. It will help you avoid constipation, acid reflux and IBS. It will balance your alkalinity and reduce inflammation. It will detoxify your body by supporting your lymphatic system. Your diaphragm separates your […]

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Yin Yang Yoga In the attention economy brands and individuals, that is living and breathing human beings compete for continual growth of likes and followers on different platforms from YouTube to podcasts on ITunes, Facebook, Instagram to Snapchat. Our self worth is tied to the number of followers and likes we have. Each of us, […]

5 Reasons Why Back to School is the Best Time for Yin Yoga

August 26, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Best Time for Yin Yoga Every year it happens. I swear it won’t and yet somehow it does. Back to school rolls around and what starts as enthusiastic passion reveals itself as overburdening myself with too many activities and an overflowing schedule. The long days of summer start to slip away and the darkness of […]

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Yoga Nidra for Mental Overwhelm | Attention Economy Series | Yoga with Melissa 496

August 9, 2019 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga Nidra This 30-minute yoga nidra will take you out of the mind of emotional overwhelm and overthinking into a deeply embodied, relaxed and calm state.  In the attention economy, there are many external factors from smartphones, computers, marketing, to social media that direct our attention, mostly up and out of our body. It is […]

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Restorative Yoga for Busyness | Attention Economy Series | Yoga with Melissa 495

August 6, 2019 Beginners Yoga Class
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Restorative Yoga Over the last few weeks, we have been focusing on the attention economy and how this affects our physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual bodies.The idea that the explosion of information available to us has led to a battle for our attention. Advertisers fight for our attention with distracting and over the top […]

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Top Ten Places to Ride an Electric Bike in Victoria B.C.

August 5, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Electric Bike in Victoria Ride the Glideride electrified, Victoria is one of the most bike friendly cities in the Canada with hundreds of kilometers of bike paths and more being added everyday! Thanks to Ride the Glide we were gifted electric bikes to tour our amazing city for the day. Here is our top 10 […]

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Breathing Exercises, Digestion, and How to Grow Taller with Yoga

August 1, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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breathing exercises This past month I listened to a Ted Talk by Max Strom called Breathe to Heal. This Ted Talk had quite an impact on me and in a moment, I will tell you why. Max Strom is just as gentle and as kind as he is in his Ted Talk. I know, because […]

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Taking a Break from YouTube | August 2019 Yoga with Melissa

July 30, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Taking a Break This video is going to explain a little bit more about the break that Tim and I are going to be taking from YouTube as well as what to expect in August of 2019. The launch of short 10 minute breathing videos on the Yoga with Melissa channel have been incredibly successful […]

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