Melissa’s Daily Blog Posts

Melissa Records several short video blog posts each week!

Yin Yang Yoga for Holiday Meal Digestion | Yoga with Melissa 465

December 14, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yin Yang Yoga for Holidays As we enter into the holiday season all the enjoyment of super yummy food, extra travel and holiday stress can wreak havoc on our digestive systems. Digestive issues from the stomach pain of overeating, gas, heartburn, acid reflux, and constipation are common with big holiday meals. You are offering the […]

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Yoga Nidra Ocean Meditation: Replenish Your Depths | Yoga with Melissa 463

November 30, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga Nidra Ocean Meditation Today Melissa West offers you a Yoga Nidra Ocean Meditation. This yoga nidra visualization will allow you to escape the swift currents of life and take a deep dive into the regenerative depths of the ocean for which your spirit is so desperately longing. The practice opens with a short excerpt […]

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Take Refuge from Consumerism with this Hatha Yoga | Yoga with Melissa 462

November 26, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Full Hatha Yoga Class This intermediate hatha yoga class is a place of shelter, safety, protection and relief from the excessive consumerism and drive to accumulate that has become characteristic the commercial push of Black Friday only hours after the celebration of American Thanksgiving. In this intermediate hatha yoga class we will take the time […]

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Restorative Yoga for the Common Cold | Restorative Yoga 461

November 16, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga for the Common Cold This restorative yoga class for when you have a common cold modifies all the restorative yoga postures to account for congestion in the nasal passages and in the chest. Keeping the head above the heart alleviates pressure in the head. Backbends open up the chest and encourages the flow of […]

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Is All Yoga Good for Anxiety? Which Style is Best?

November 14, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Is all yoga good for anxiety? This is a good question, and most likely it comes from her own experience that some types of yoga causes her to become more restless and some styles of yoga are more calming. I find turning to Ayurvedic Medicine can be a powerful way to find the answers to […]

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The Spirit Medicine of Tree Pose | Yin Yang Yoga | Five Element Theory Wood Element Part 3/7 Yoga with Melissa 460

November 9, 2018 Advanced Yoga Class
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Tree Pose We start resting into the support of the earth as we always do. Letting go of the tension of our physical, emotional, mental and energetic bodies down and into the earth like the root system of a tree sinking down into the earth. While trees continually seek to grow and expand upward and […]

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Introduction to Five Element Theory | Part Two of Seven

November 7, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Five Element Theory 5 element theory is based on observing and contemplating the natural world in which we live and which we are made up of. These five elements are in perpetual movement. The yin elements are contracting and the yang elements are expanding. Five element theory is basically an approach that explains the rhythm […]

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Spirit Medicine of Trees | Five Element Theory | Wood Element | Part One of Seven

November 5, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Tree Medicine Today‚Äôs vlog is the first of three parts that I will be releasing this week of a 7 part course on Traditional Chinese Medicine Five Phase Theory, specifically the wood element. I will be offering week one of this five week course course here for free on Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa on my […]

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Chakra Yin Yoga with Yin Tonification | Yoga with Melissa 459

November 2, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Chakra Yin Yoga Our energy is so distracted, scattered and fragmented that often we experience insomnia, feel exhausted, burned out, anxious and depleted. In this chakra yin yoga class we will tonify yin at each chakra to build and fortify yin. Instead of searching desperately for energy outside of ourselves this yin yoga class tonifies […]

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Why are the Principles of Yin Yoga Important?

October 31, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Principles of Yin Yoga This video will describe how we access the deeper connective tissues, meridians and practice in a more meditative way in yin yoga through the principles of yin yoga. First we will go through each of the principles of yin yoga including: 1. choose an appropriate edge 2. be still 3. soften […]

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