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Fascia and Yin Yoga | Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa

February 13, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Fascia and Yin Yoga In this short video I will be offering an explanation of myofascia so that you know what it is and the difference between the way that we approach myofascia in a hatha yoga or vinyasa yoga class and the deeper connective tissue in a yin yoga class. I will also explain […]

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Why Release Fascia? | Calves and Malasana

February 6, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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fascia and yoga In this short yoga video I will answer the question, why release fascia. There is some debate in the field of myofascial release about the effectiveness of myofascial release right now. Do the foam rollers and balls used to release fascia actually work? How does myofascial release work with yoga? In this […]

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How to Release Fascia | Foot Release Plantar Fascia and Downdog | Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa

January 30, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Release Fascia In this short video we will be exploring how to release fascia in a way that is effective for our yoga practice. We will begin by answering the questions: What is Fascia? What is myofascial release? How does it work with foam rollers and balls. In this video we will do some myofascial […]

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What is Fascia Release? Neck Release for Neck Pain Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa

January 23, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Fascia Release In this short video I will talk about myofascial release, what it is and how it relates to yoga. I will talk about the foam rollers and balls that people are using for myofascial release and how those work. Later in the video we will use the examples of our neck pain and […]

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What is Shen in Traditional Chinese Medicine?

January 16, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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What is Shen?  In this video I am going to explain what shen, one of the three treasures (jing, chi and shen) of Traditional Chinese Medicine is and why it is important to you if you practice yoga and meditation for chronic pain or chronic illness. I teach styles of yoga like restorative yoga, […]

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Nurturing Shen Taking Time to Disconnect

January 14, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Nurturing Shen Just like last week I thought I would take you with me this week for one of my favourite ways to nurture my shen, or nourish my spirit – time in nature. You may be wondering what is shen? Shen is a term from traditional chinese medicine that is a part of our […]

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Reishi Hot Chocolate to Help our Yin Yoga Practice

January 9, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Hot Chocolate to Help our Yin Yin yoga is highly influenced by the philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine. When we come into a yin posture, we are coaxing the chi, or energy through the invisible energy highways that carry the chi and influence our organ systems and overall health and wellbeing, physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically […]

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Nurturing Shen Dispersing Excess Energy

January 7, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Nurturing Shen Today I am making sure I have some time to nurture my shen, my spirit by spending time in nature grounding myself. There are so many exciting things going on with the new year, new moon, we have a brand new course starting today in our membership community called Maitri: Meditations to Make […]

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Holy Basil, Lime and Himalayan Salt Tonic for Adrenal Fatigue

December 26, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Adrenal Fatigue Help Move over warm lemon water, there is something new that you can drink in the morning that will help with your adrenal fatigue. If you experience the exhaustion, body aches, sleep disturbances and digestive issues that come with adrenal fatigue, there is something else you can do in addition to the restorative […]

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Wellness Shots for Adrenal Fatigue

December 19, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Wellness Shots If you experience the exhaustion, body aches, sleep disturbances and digestive issues that come with adrenal fatigue, then today I have an alternative to the restorative yoga, yin yoga and yoga nidra that I usually offer you to cope with these symptoms. Today I am going to show you how to make a […]

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