Yoga Questions and Yoga Answers

Breathing Exercise for Anxiety | Lower Belly Breathing Part 1

July 9, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Lower Belly Breathing This is the first of many breathing exercise practices that we are going to do together here on Yoga with Melissa. The first breathing exercise that we are going to explore over the next several weeks is lower belly breathing. This breathing is wonderful for relieving anxiety, it creates space away from […]

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6 Things That Happen When You Breathe Through Your Nose

July 8, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Breathe Through Your Nose Breathwork is the hottest thing right now, from Wim Hoff to Buteyko the trend continues to be on the rise. Nose breathing, both inhaling and exhaling through your nose is recommended by Dr. Buteyko for conditions such as anxiety, asthma, digestion, immunity, and sleep disorders. But why is nose breathing so […]

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The Future of our Yoga with Melissa YouTube Channel

July 4, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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The Future This video is about the direction and vision of the Yoga with Melissa channel as we move into our 10 year anniversary on YouTube as well as the specifics for July 2019. Don’t worry I’m still going to teach you yin yoga, restorative yoga, yin yang yoga and yoga nidra and sleep yoga. […]

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Breathwork, Avoid Constipation, Improve Eyesight, Grow Taller and Sit Cross Legged with Yoga

July 3, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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July Yoga The Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa YouTube channel was created as a secondary channel to answer the questions that were coming up in response to my yoga videos on my main channel, Yoga with Melissa. Videos that are popular on Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa are yoga for eyesight, yoga for constipation, yoga for sleep, […]

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Why I don´t practice Positive Affirmations

June 24, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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No Positive Affirmations? Positive Affirmations are incredibly popular. Millions of people practice positive affirmations in the morning, to help them sleep, for success, for abundance, for self love, for manifestation, for anxiety, for work. There are positive affirmations for women, for men, and for children. There are daily affirmations, mantras and meditations for an abundance […]

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What are the Five Bhavas?

June 20, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Five Bhavas? Bhakti yoga is a yoga of the Hindu tradition that offers a total surrender and faith to God and develops our capacity to love. It is said when realization is reached on this path of devotion that you will love all and hate none. It is not about generating love for personal gain. […]

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What is Bhakti Yoga?

June 19, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Bhakti Yoga Bhakti Yoga is said to be the fast track to enlightenment. In this video I will explain what bhakti yoga is and how my practice of it has evolved over time. Bhakti yoga is a yoga of the Hindu tradition that offers a total surrender and faith to God and develops our capacity […]

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Lojong: I tried Mind Training to Awaken My Heart for 30 days and Here’s what happened

June 18, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Lojong for 30 Days There are lots of videos on YouTube out there under the umbrella of, “I tried ____ for 30 days and this is what happened” I tried meditation for 30 days and this is what happened. I tried yoga for 30 days and this is what happened. Since I already practice yoga […]

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The Problem with the Pema Chodron Quote: “Nothing ever goes away….”

June 12, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Pema Chodron Quote How about that quote from Pema Chodron, “Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know?” Today I want to spend some time unpacking a quote that I often hear in yoga classes and splashed across social media. Every time I hear it or see it it makes […]

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Best Mudra Books Plus the Closing Mudra Sequence and Chant for Yoga with Melissa

June 5, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Best Mudra Books In this video I will share with you my favourite books for mudras as well how to do the Nirvana Mudra series that is at the end of every Yoga with Melissa episode. Mudras are yoga for your hands that affect the flow of energy in your body and can be used […]

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