anxiety relief

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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Bad Yogi Stress Relieving Flow

February 22, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Stress Relieving Flow Today we have a special guest: Erin Motz of Bad Yogi. Bad Yogi is all about redefining yoga culture and doing away with the snobbery and pretense that often comes along with yoga culture, so you’ll find this class to be pretty down-to-earth, accessible, and authentic. It’s focused on stress relief, so […]

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Yoga Breathing Exercise for Anxiety | Special Guest Rachel Marie White

October 4, 2017 Yoga Questions and Yoga Answers
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✮ NADI SHODHANA | ONE-NOSTRIL BREATH ✮ Today Rachel Marie White is a special guest on Lifestyle with Melissa West. Rachel is a yoga teacher at Sleepy Santosha where she provides gentle yoga classes for people living with chronic pain and chronic illness. In this video, Rachel will demonstrate how to practice a pranayama or […]

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Aromatherapy and Breath for Anxiety, Depression and Stress

March 1, 2017 Yoga Questions and Yoga Answers
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Aromatherapy and Breath for Anxiety, Depression and Stress Today I am going to show you something super simple you can do anywhere to help you with anxiety, depression and stress. I received a question on stress, anxiety and depression from Manjit in the UK: Hi Dr Melissa West, hope you’re are well, needed your advice […]

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