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Beginner Self Massage for Digestion

September 18, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Self Massage for Digestion This short beginner myofascial release for your digestive system is essentially a self-massage for your digestive system that you can do anytime. Just five minutes in the morning will free you up your entire body for the day ahead and address stress and toxicity before they even had a chance to […]

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Beginner Diaphragmatic Breathing for Digestion

September 12, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Breathing for Digestion This short beginner diaphragmatic breathing class for digestion will activate your parasympathetic nervous system known as your rest and digest. It will help you avoid constipation, acid reflux and IBS. It will balance your alkalinity and reduce inflammation. It will detoxify your body by supporting your lymphatic system. Your diaphragm separates your […]

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5 Reasons Why Back to School is the Best Time for Yin Yoga

August 26, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Best Time for Yin Yoga Every year it happens. I swear it won’t and yet somehow it does. Back to school rolls around and what starts as enthusiastic passion reveals itself as overburdening myself with too many activities and an overflowing schedule. The long days of summer start to slip away and the darkness of […]

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Breathing Exercises, Digestion, and How to Grow Taller with Yoga

August 1, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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breathing exercises This past month I listened to a Ted Talk by Max Strom called Breathe to Heal. This Ted Talk had quite an impact on me and in a moment, I will tell you why. Max Strom is just as gentle and as kind as he is in his Ted Talk. I know, because […]

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Taking a Break from YouTube | August 2019 Yoga with Melissa

July 30, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Taking a Break This video is going to explain a little bit more about the break that Tim and I are going to be taking from YouTube as well as what to expect in August of 2019. The launch of short 10 minute breathing videos on the Yoga with Melissa channel have been incredibly successful […]

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Yoga to Grow Taller at the Wall with Laura G

July 29, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Grow Taller The wall is a versatile prop, especially for working on posture. We spend so much time during the day looking down and reaching forward that we tend to develop rounded posture. This can even cause us to appear shorter. Using the wall as a prop helps us to stack the body, open the […]

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Yoga for Unwavering Focus in the Attention Economy | Yoga with Melissa 494

July 26, 2019 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Hatha Yoga This hatha yoga class with balancing flows and probably more joy than you realized was possible with yoga blocks is going to be the most fun you had all week, plus it will help develop unwavering focus. The yoga sequences will develop strength in your glute meds and glute max. This hatha yoga […]

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How to Sit Cross Legged without Legs Falling Asleep

July 24, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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How to Sit Cross Legged This short video explains how to sit cross legged without your legs or feet falling asleep. It answers the question, why you get pins and needles in your legs and feet when you sit cross legged in meditation on the floor. I will show how to set up your sitting […]

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Breathing Exercise for Anxiety | Lower Belly Breathing Part 3

July 23, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Lower Belly Breathing This breathing exercise for your lower belly to relieve anxiety will be preceded by a short yoga pose to release your low back. We will check in and notice how a yoga pose helps us to open up our lower belly. This week we will also focus on breathing towards the back […]

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Why Breathing Calms You Down

July 22, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Breathing In this video I am going to explain how we can sometimes unintentionally use our sympathetic nervous system (our fight or flight) to turn on our parasympathetic nervous system (our rest and digest) and ultimately why breathing calms us down. A couple of weeks ago I listened to an old Ted Talk by Max […]

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