Chakra Yin Yoga with Yin Tonification | Yoga with Melissa 459

November 2, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Chakra Yin Yoga Our energy is so distracted, scattered and fragmented that often we experience insomnia, feel exhausted, burned out, anxious and depleted. In this chakra yin yoga class we will tonify yin at each chakra to build and fortify yin. Instead of searching desperately for energy outside of ourselves this yin yoga class tonifies […]

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Why are the Principles of Yin Yoga Important?

October 31, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Principles of Yin Yoga This video will describe how we access the deeper connective tissues, meridians and practice in a more meditative way in yin yoga through the principles of yin yoga. First we will go through each of the principles of yin yoga including: 1. choose an appropriate edge 2. be still 3. soften […]

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Roberts Memorial Provincial Park

October 30, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Roberts Memorial Provincial Park In our final Ladysmith vlog (for now) we visit the stunning geological features at Roberts Memorial Provincial Park. This park has incredible sandstone ledges that you may have also seen us feature in our vlogs when we visited Hornby Island. Hornby Island Vlogs: The sandstone ledges make you feel like you […]

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Restorative Yin Yoga Sequence | Yoga with Melissa 458

October 29, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Restorative Yin Yoga This 60 min restorative yin sequence is a full class offering the best of yin yoga and restorative yoga. Through props we will apply the first principle of yin and find the appropriate edge, that place where we can experience sensation, but not too much intensity. Too much intensity in a yin […]

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Yoga Evening Routine After Standing All Day on Concrete

October 24, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Standing All Day Relief If your feet hurt after standing all day at work on concrete, in the rest of this video I am going to share with you three yoga exercises to relieve your sore feet. This video is all about foot pain relief if you stand all day at work, although your legs […]

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Stocking Creek Waterfall – Vlog 135

October 22, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Stocking Creek Waterfall Continuing with our waterfalls on Vancouver Island series and our second vlog in Ladysmith, BC, today we visit Stocking Creek Park. We drove to the park from Thicke Road. This is another beautiful rainforest with a creek that leads to the falls. We chose a nice short trail to the falls on […]

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Hatha Yoga Bedtime Sequence: Yoga with Melissa 457

October 19, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Bedtime Yoga This 60 minute hatha yoga bedtime sequence will help to prepare your body for deep rest. Hatha translates as ¨sun and moon¨ yoga means to yoke, to join or unite. In this hatha yoga class we will be connecting with the lunar energy which is more quiet, reflective and receptive than the sun […]

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Ayurvedic Yoga Evening Routine for Insomnia | Vata Dosha

October 17, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Insomnia Insomnia we can lead to feelings of irritability, restlessness and imbalance. In this video we are going to explore how Ayurvedic inspired evening routines with yoga can help to provide anxiety relief for vata and pitta dosha. It is not unusual for us to be overwhelmed with work and family life. Our mind is […]

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Holland Creek Hiking Trails

October 15, 2018 Vlog
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Ladysmith Hike Continuing with our waterfalls on Vancouver Island series and our first vlog in Ladysmith, BC, today we visit Stocking Creek Park. There is an option of starting in one of two places. One option is on Dogwood Dr. and the other is on Mackie Road. We chose the Dogwood Drive option not only […]

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Yoga Nidra for Exhaustion | Yoga with Melissa West 456

October 12, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga for Exhaustion When we are exhausted it is not uncommon for us to feel anxious, scattered, unbalanced, exhausted, tired, moody, restless and experience insomnia. Exhaustion is a sign that we have overspent our energetic reserves.In this yoga nidra guided meditation we will gather the flow of chi, accumulating prana with responsibility, skill and sensitivity. […]

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