Melissa’s Daily Blog Posts

Melissa Records several short video blog posts each week!

Can you Practice Yin Yoga Every Day?

August 22, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yin Yoga Every Day? If you have ever wondered how often you should practice yin yoga or if you can practice yin yoga everyday, then you are in the right place. In the rest of this video I am going to talk about how often you should practice yin yoga and the benefits of a […]

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Best Waterfalls Near Victoria BC Episode 1: Niagara Falls Goldstream Provincial Park – Vlog 127

August 20, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Best Waterfalls Near Victoria Welcome to our first episode of our chasing waterfalls series where we take you to the best waterfalls close to Victoria BC on Vancouver Island. Our first destination is Niagara Falls in Goldstream Provincial Park about a 25 minute drive outside of downtown Victoria. It is also possible to take a […]

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Yin Yoga to Let Go of a Stressful Day | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 448

August 10, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Stressful Day Relief Did you ever have one of those stressful days? One where the weight of work and the problems of your personal life create so much tension and anxiety in your body that they could potentially affect your sleep that evening? This past week my daughter has been sick and I have family […]

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Yin Yoga for Sleep – Why You Should Practice Before Bed

August 8, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yin Yoga for Sleep Yin Yoga is one of my favorite things to do before bed! In this video, I talk about a few reasons that yin yoga is a great practice for sleep. As a calming practice, yin yoga helps us balance our yin and yang energies to guide us into a more restful […]

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Best Bakery Near Victoria BC plus an Easy Hike with Beautiful Views

August 6, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Bakery plus Hike  This week we are taking a short drive (20 mins) to Mosi Bakery, one of the best bakeries near downtown Victoria in West Saanich. Mosi is an Italian bakery with fresh baked Italian breads, pastries, gelato and Italian coffee. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights are pizza nights at Mosi bakery. […]

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Chakra Cleansing Yoga Nidra for Inner Radiance | Yoga with Melissa 447

August 3, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Chakra Cleansing This week’s Chakra Cleansing Yoga Nidra for Inner Radiance comes to you by popular request. Of course our members get the audio download version that starts directly with the guided meditation, without any YouTube advertising or promotional preamble. This is one of the many benefits of being a member. This full length 20 […]

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3 Ways to Use a Yoga Strap for Shoulder Pain

August 1, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga Strap for Shoulder Pain #1. Yoga Strap Shoulder Reset How To: Hold your yoga strap with your palms facing down wider than shoulder width apart. Breathe in and take your arms overhead. Your palms will now face forward. Now arch them all the way overhead and down to your waist behind you. Repeat 5xs. […]

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Top 5 Beaches in Victoria BC: Plus Secret Private Beaches Just for You – Vlog 125

July 30, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Top 5 Beaches in Victoria BC This week we are going to share with you the best beaches in Victoria BC in 10 minutes. We kept our choices within Victoria starting from Ogden point and we only went as far as Cadboro Bay. We chose both sandy and rocky beaches. Victoria is an island so […]

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Restorative Yoga for Renewal and Sustainability | 60 mins | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 446

July 27, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Restorative Yoga The ongoing aggressive depletion of our energy reserves has become familiar to the point that the experience of exhaustion is just part of our normal human experience in our day to day life. Your presence here means that you are willing to become curious about your underlying attitude about your spiritual and energetic […]

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How to Sleep in the Heat: Breathing Technique

July 25, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Sleep in the Heat Why is it so difficult to sleep when it gets so hot in the middle of the summer? It turns out there is a biological reason for this. It has to do with our circadian rhythms, which lowers our bodies temperature and keeps it low to help it sleep throughout the […]

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