Melissa’s Daily Blog Posts

Melissa Records several short video blog posts each week!

Restorative Yoga | Restorative Yoga for Neck and Shoulders | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 407

October 28, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Restorative Yoga We spend so much time rushing, pushing, trying to achieve and complete our to-do lists. Our life is spent attending to the external demands of our lives and in complete devotion to our overflowing schedules. When we move too quickly and follow the relentless fast pace of the dominant culture in which we […]

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Yoga Inversions: Benefit of Handstand vs. Other Yoga Inversions

October 25, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga Inversions Have you ever wondered if you need to be doing those difficult and acrobatic inversions in yoga? Are all inversions created equal? Stay tuned to find out.   Recently my friend Christina from Chriska Yoga put out a video called: How to do Handstand. It went through how to do handstand and all […]

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How to Balance Hormones Naturally with Chaste Tree and Yin Yoga Pose for PMS

October 24, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Chaste Tree and Yin Yoga Do you experience irritability, food cravings or the bloating of PMS? If so, this video on balancing your hormones naturally with chaste tree and a yin yoga pose for PMS is for you. Hi I´m Melissa from Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa today we are going to talk about how to […]

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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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