Melissa’s Daily Blog Posts

Melissa Records several short video blog posts each week!

Yin Yoga Full Class Hips & Shoulders | 60 min Intermediate | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 432

April 20, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Hips & Shoulders When we practice yin yoga we are getting into the deeper connective tissue or fascia of the body. Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds all the structures of your body, like a web, from your head to your toes. There are three kinds of fascia: superficial (the kind that surrounds your […]

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The 2 Best Yin Yoga Poses for Constipation in 5 mins

April 18, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Constipation In this video I am going to show you the best yin yoga poses for constipation. You may be wondering my track record for relieving constipation. Well back in the day when our babies were young, all the moms used to call me the ¬®poop Queen¬® they would hand me their constipated babies and […]

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Forest Bathing Shinrin Yoku in Victoria BC at Francis King Regional Park – Vlog 111

April 16, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Forest Bathing This past Friday I had the honour of embarking on a Mystical Rain Forest Tour with John Fraser at Francis King Regional Park here on Vancouver Island. With reverence and an attitude of devotion we entered into the forest bathing mindful, meditative walk. Forest bathing is something that originated in Japan, however John […]

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Yin Yang Yoga Full Class: Hips and Butt | 60 min | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 431

April 13, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yin Yang Yoga Yin yoga is slow, steady, stationary and focuses on surrendering to gravity with lots of floor poses. Yang yoga is mobile, it builds strength and it requires more muscular effort. There is no such thing as purely yin or purely yang, as each has elements of the other in them. In this […]

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Best Stretches for Truck Driver Back Pain

April 11, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Back Pain Stretches If you are a truck driver, driving 10-12 hour days, 5 days a week then you sit a lot on the job which contributes to stiff hips and a weak back. In this short video Melissa will share her best stretches for truck driver back pain that you can do when you […]

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Gozen: New Sushi Restaurant Victoria BC

April 9, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Gozen This past week Tim and I decided to try a new sushi restaurant in downtown Victoria BC. The restaurant is called Gozen which means big meal or good meal. It certainly was a good meal. Tim and I thought that it was some of the best modern sushi we have had in Victoria since […]

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Yoga Nidra for Sleep Yoga Guided Meditation 20 mins | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 430

April 6, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Sleep Yoga This full length yoga nidra for sleep guided meditation will help your body and mind to easily fall into a deep sleep. If you suffer from insomnia, yoga nidra is a wonderful practice to regenerate and re-balance. Yoga nidra is a powerful meditation to access deep restorative sleep that will allow your body […]

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Beetroot Latte Recipe | How to Make a Beetroot Latte at Home

April 4, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Beetroot Latte According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, spring is the time when your liver is active. When you liver is balanced you will experience the smooth flow of chi (or energy) and blood in your body. If your liver is unbalanced, then you might experience mood swings, frustration, and headaches. Spring is a great time […]

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Hiking Up Mount Doug | Honouring White Rock with the Stories of our Paths

April 2, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Hiking Up Mount Doug This past week we decided to take a hike in Mount Douglas Park in Victoria BC. Mount Doug Park is one of the best parks with hiking trails in and around Victoria. I love all the trails and the climb up Mount Doug. Hiking up Mount Doub I began to reflect […]

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Calming Restorative Yoga for Deep Sleep | 60 min | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 429

April 1, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Deep Sleep Do you find you are so worried about the anxieties of the next day that you have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep? In the rest of this restorative yoga class for sleep we are going to enter into a kinship with sleep with a reverence that allows us to let go of […]

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