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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Restorative Yoga with Self Myofascial Release | Yoga with Melissa 471

January 28, 2019 Beginners Yoga Class
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Myofascial Release Self myofascial release of your plantar fascia, pec minor, erector spinae, subscapularis, and neck will be offered before you go into your restorative pose allowing you to release more deeply into each restorative yoga pose in this class. The ability to release myofascial tension in restorative yoga is greatly increased when we apply […]

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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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Three Treasures Yin Yang Yoga: Jing Chi, Chi and Shen – Yoga with Melissa Episode 470

January 18, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yin Yang Yoga In this yin yang yoga class we will combine the best of yin yoga with hatha yoga to preserve the three treasures: jing chi, chi and shen. We will focus on the strength of our physical body to enhance the container for our essence energy (jing chi), our vital energy (chi) 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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Three Treasures Yin Yoga: Jing, Chi and Shen | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 469

January 11, 2019 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yin Yoga In Chinese Medicine Theory there are three things, three treasures that are essential to sustaining your human life. Jing, Chi and Shen. Each of these three treasures contributes to your overall health and well-being. Jing chi is the essence energy which you were born with, inherited from your parents. It is the basis […]

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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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Yoga Nidra for New Beginnings | Yoga with Melissa 468

January 4, 2019 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga Nidra This yoga nidra for new beginnings is perfect for new beginnings and the new year. It will allow you some space for stillness and silence to connect with your deepest Self and discover your innermost needs in a deeply relaxed liminal space between waking and sleeping, dreaming and meditating. In this place of […]

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