Melissa’s Daily Blog Posts

Melissa Records several short video blog posts each week!

Yin and Yang – Vlog 89

October 23, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yin Yoga Teacher Training This past weekend I had the privilege of taking part in a yin yoga teacher training. I went into the training being very much interested in how we stress the connective tissues, joints and bones in yin yoga, in other words a more anatomy-based focused and came away with something completely […]

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Yoga for PMS Bloating, Gentle Flow & Restorative Yoga with Special Guest Anita Goa

October 20, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga for PMS Today we have a special guest on Yoga with Dr. Melissa West. In this 52 minute flow yoga and restorative yoga class Anita Goa offers you a gentle yoga flow and some restorative yoga poses to help you with PMS bloating. PMS can include over 150 symptoms. In this yoga practice we […]

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Meditation for Anxiety | Special Guest Joelle Anderson from Kernel of Wisdom

October 18, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Meditation for Anxiety Today we have a special guest on Yoga Lifestyle with Dr. Melissa West: Joelle Anderson from Kernel of Wisdom. In this short meditation, Joelle uses a deep belly relaxation breath to help calm the body and the mind. Breathing deeply into the belly can help to stimulate the vagus nerve, signalling the […]

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Fall Photos Tips and Ideas | Inspiration for Fall Instagram Photoshoot | Vlog Takeover

October 16, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Fall Photos Tips and Ideas I needed some time off this week, to retreat, turn inwards and recharge my batteries. Tim to the rescue and a vlog takeover! Tim began his Sunday with a fall-themed photoshoot to add to Tanya’s portfolio. I personally think Tanya is brilliant for choosing a fall-themed photoshoot since she can […]

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Restorative Yoga | Restorative Yoga for PMS | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 405

October 13, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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PMS If you experience fatigue, trouble sleeping, bloating, constipation or diarrhea, headaches or backaches, food cravings, joint or muscle pain, mood swings, irritability,, anxiety or depression, you may be experiencing the symptoms of PMS. Poor nourishment, stress, exhaustion, excess physical exercise, inactivity, overwork all contribute to PMS. Slowing down through restorative yoga allows us to […]

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Types of Yoga | Difference Between Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga | Which is Right for You?

October 11, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga Have you ever been curious about the difference between yin yoga and restorative yoga? If so, this video is for you. Yin yoga and restorative yoga are similar in that they both hold poses for long periods of time anywhere from 3 minutes upwards to 10 or even 20 minutes […]

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Bone Broth Benefits: Insomnia, IBS, Anxiety and Stress

October 10, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Bone Broth Benefits Do you experience IBS, constipation, food sensitivities, stress, anxiety, insomnia, or joint inflammation from arthritis? If so, this video on the benefits of bone broth is for you. A lot of us can relate to experiencing stress and anxiety. We go through periods when we take on too much work, we do […]

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Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipe

October 3, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Today we are going to make healthy hot chocolate 🙂 Hi I´m Melissa from Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa today we are going to make healthy hot chocolate. If you are new here we put out a video like this every Tuesday. We also put out a vlog on Mondays at 9 am PT and we […]

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Harvest Moon Lantern Festival – Vlog 86

October 2, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Harvest Moon Lantern Festival This past Saturday Tim and I went to the Harvest Moon Lantern Festival at Gordon Head recreation Centre at Lambrick Park. It was a family friendly event as you will see from all the kidlings running around and enjoying the labyrinth. In addition to the Asian dance and musical performances by […]

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Duncan B.C. Totem Pole Walking Tour

September 25, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Totem Pole Walking Tour It was so exciting to have a Yoga with Melissa member with me in the vlog, BJ all the way from Australia. BJ is an incredibly talented theater performer. Definitely check out her play: I am a Circle: Click Here We started our trip from Victoria BC on the Malahat. Duncan […]

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