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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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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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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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How to alleviate neck pain with self massage and myofascial release

July 18, 2018 Yoga Questions and Yoga Answers
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Neck Pain Relief Today we have a special returning guest on Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa, Rachel Richards is back to give you the best self massage techniques for your neck pain. If you are wondering how to give yourself a neck massage then Rachel is here to show you the best self massage for your […]

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3 Ways to Reinvent Your Iced Lattes: Iced Chai Latte, Iced Turmeric Latte, and Mermaid Lemonade

July 11, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Iced Lattes Are you looking to spice up your iced latte repertoire? If so, stay with me, because in the rest of this video and vlog we are going to make some super, fun iced lattes and one lemonade that are healthy for you too. #1 Iced Turmeric Latte Iced Turmeric Latte Recipe Ingredients: 1 tsp […]

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3 More Ways to Make Iced Matcha That You Don’t Know

July 4, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Iced Matcha A few weeks ago I showed you how to make iced matcha 3 ways. Click here to watch In this video and blog post I am going to show you 3 more ways to make iced matcha latte that you might not have thought of yet. Today I am excited to show you […]

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The Untold Secret of Why we Practice Restorative Yoga in Less than 5 minutes

June 27, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Why we Practice Restorative Yoga Have you ever wondered why we practice restorative yoga? Stay with me, because in the rest of this video, I am going to explain why. As many of you probably already know, in restorative yoga we do long held passive restorative yoga postures using props. You are completely supported by […]

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Have You Heard Your Joints Crack and Pop in Yoga? This is Why

June 20, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Joints Crack in Yoga? If you have ever wondered why your bones crack and pop when you move, in the rest of this video I am going to explain why and how yin yoga can help. Why do my joints pop and crack when I move? How does Yin Yoga Help? One of the benefits […]

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This 60 min Yin Yang Yoga Sequence Wakes You Up Better than Coffee – Yoga with Melissa 440

June 15, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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60 min Yin Yang Yoga This is the best yin yang yoga routine for mornings. In just an hour you will be able to wake up and take on your day better than a cup of coffee. Instead of starting our day scattering and draining our energy by sending it outwards, scrolling through social media, […]

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10 Ways to Use Yoga Sandbags in Restorative Yoga Practice

June 13, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Sandbags If you have ever seen those yoga sandbags but have wondered how to use them, then in the rest of the video I will show you 10 ways to use yoga sandbags in restorative yoga practice and why you would want to use them. So why would you want to add another yoga prop […]

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