Melissa’s Daily Blog Posts

Melissa Records several short video blog posts each week!

Yin Yoga for Digestion: Stomach and Spleen Meridian | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 423

February 16, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga for Digestion Your stomach meridian runs along the front of the leg and goes up the center sides of the torso through the diaphragm all the way to the nose. The spleen meridian runs on the inside of the leg, through the groin and goes up the sides of the body through the diaphragm, […]

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Help! My Neck, Shoulders and Knees Hurt! How to Modify Melting Heart Yin Yoga Pose

February 14, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Modify Melting Heart If your neck, shoulders or knees hurt in melting heart yin yoga pose or anahatasana then the modifications offered in this short video will be of benefit for you. In this short yin yoga pose video on melting heart pose we will discuss the benefits of melting heart pose as well as […]

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Fishhook Restaurant Victoria BC and a visit from a friend

February 12, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Fishhook Restaurant This week I met up with a longtime friend, almost 20 years now, Cary, who was visiting from Toronto, at Fishhook Restaurant in Victoria BC. Fishhook is a fabulous, cozy restaurant serving local seafood in the heart of downtown Victoria BC on Fort Street. We enjoyed sablefish pakoras to start and then Cary […]

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Yin Yoga for Tense and Stiff Shoulder Pain 60 min | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 422

February 9, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Shoulder Pain Are your shoulders are stiff and tense like mine? If you are like me I know you have tried a lot of things from massage, ibuprofen, heat and ice, and even exercises and movements to help relieve the shoulder pain. In this video I am going to show something different, how to get […]

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Valentines Special: 15 min Vinyasa Flow Chest Opener with special guest Mary O’Meara

February 7, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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15 min Vinyasa Flow Today, we have a special guests on Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa, Mary O’Meara from O’M Yoga with Mary O’Meara. Vinyasa Flow yoga is about connecting our breath to our postures. It is a dynamic style of yoga that allows us to find a moving meditation while transforming our mind, body, and […]

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Book Store Vlog and Best Coffee Alternative in Victoria BC

February 5, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Book Store Vlog This week I am going to take you to my favourite bookstore and my favourite cafe in Victoria BC. As a non-coffee drinker I am looking for fabulous coffee alternatives when I go to a cafe as well as a comfortable sit down experience. As for bookstores, I do own a kindle, […]

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80 min Intermediate Yin Yoga for Lower Back Pain | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 421

February 2, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga for Lower Back Pain A 2012 study in the Journal of Complementary Medicine found that yoga reduces pain, anxiety and depression and improves spinal mobility in patients with chronic lower back pain more effectively than physiotherapy exercises. Low back pain occurs from anywhere below your ribcage to the top of your legs. It can […]

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Yin Yoga for Upper Back Pain Relief | 60 mins | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 420

January 31, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Upper Back Pain Relief Upper Back Pain is probably more accurately represented as upper and middle back pain and can occur anywhere form the base of your neck to the bottom of your rib cage. This part of your back includes your rib cage which attaches to the 12 vertebrae of your spine. It makes […]

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What Yoga Should You Do When You Are Sick | 30 Day New Year Challenge | Day 30

January 30, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga When You Are Sick On the final day of our 30 day new year challenge we will be answering the question, “What yoga should you do when you are sick?” These are my top tips for what yoga to do when you are sick, the best yoga do do when you are sick, whether […]

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What Yoga Should You Do When You Are Tired | 30 Day New Year Challenge | Day 29

January 29, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga when you are tired On day 29 of our 30 day new year yoga challenge we will be talking about what kind of yoga you should do when you are tired. If you experience insomnia and anxiety and you are looking for the best yoga for a sound sleep, then you are in the […]

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