What is a Spring Dandelion Root and Cardamom Latte and How Does it Work?

March 28, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Dandelion Root and Cardamom Latte If you are curious about how to take advantage of the transitional spring season for cleansing, particularly of the liver, in the rest of this video, I will show you how to make this delicious dandelion root and cardamom latte and how it works. Spring is a time of new […]

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Hiking Matheson Lake: More than we Bargained for! Vlog 108

March 26, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Hiking Matheson Lake This past week Tim and I decided to take a day trip just out past Metchosin to Matheson Lake. We heard it was a nice walk around a pretty lake so we packed a lunch and headed out of Victoria. It is a 45 minute drive from Victoria just past Metchosin. The […]

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Beginner Hatha Yoga for Neck and Shoulders | 60 min Full Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 428

March 23, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga for Neck and Shoulders In this beginner hatha yoga for your neck and shoulder pain Dr. Melissa West will lead you through a simple beginner yoga routine of stretches for neck and shoulder pain. This full length 60 minute yoga class includes safe and easy stretches for beginners. So if you are experiencing neck […]

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Yoga for Fibromyalgia | Tips to Help You Get Started | Guest Teacher Rachel Marie White

March 21, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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✮ YOGA TIPS FOR FIBROMYALGIA ✮ Fibromyalgia is a very unique chronic pain condition and can affect each person differently. Because of this, it can be a bit tricky to navigate the world of yoga when you’re first starting out. In this video, guest yoga teacher Rachel Marie White is sharing three tips to help you safely […]

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Best Ice Cream in Victoria B.C. Kid Sister Ice Cream

March 19, 2018 Vlog
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A Real Treat! Kid Sister Ice Cream, my favourite place for ice cream in all of Victoria, opened for 2018. So of course we had to go by and say hello 🙂 While we were there we decided to treat ourselves to a flight of icecream. This is four scoops of ice cream with whip […]

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Yin Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief | Intermediate 60 min | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 427

March 16, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief In yin yoga, when we pull and pressurize our connective tissues by putting our bodies into yin yoga postures, we stimulate the flow of energy along meridian pathways. This allows the flow of chi to be strong and mobile. The belief is that it is through the connective tissue that […]

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The Truth About How Yoga Nidra Helps with Anxiety in 3 Minutes

March 14, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga Nidra Helps A 2016 study found that yoga nidra helped employees manage stress in the workplace. The study suggests that the process of yoga nidra accesses the parasympathetic response and decreases the sympathetic nervous system response which results in more physical, mental and emotional relaxation in our bodies. In other words less anxiety. How […]

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Hiking Mystic Beach BC

March 12, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Mystic Beach Last Wednesday Tim and I took a day trip from Victoria BC, past Sooke, almost all the way to Port Renfrew to Mystic Beach. We chose Mystic Beach as part of the Juan de Fuca trail because it has a fabulous suspension bridge, covered forest trails and a beautiful beach with waterfalls at […]

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Beginner Yin Yang Yoga 30 min Full Body Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 426

March 9, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yin Yang Yoga Yin and yang are complementary, interconnected, and interdependent forces that interrelate with each other. Yin and Yang for a complementary system in which there is always darkness in light and light in darkness. Consider the symbol of yin and yang and the way night gives way to day. When it comes to […]

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Yin Yoga for Beginners – 3 Tips on How to Practice Yin with Alana Kane Yoga

March 7, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Alana Kane Yoga Today my guest is Alana from Alana Kane Yoga. Alana is a yin yoga teacher who fell in love with the practice after experiencing the transformational power of a yin yoga practice for stress and anxiety. Her channel has many classes that are accessible and focused around yin yoga for beginners. This […]

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