balance

Head Nods and Dizziness

June 29, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Tim Anderson Hi I’m Dr. Melissa West and welcome to Living Your Yoga. Today I am here with one of your favourite guests, Tim Anderson of Original Strength. A few weeks ago, Tim did a fabulous video for us all about head nods. We talked all about how head nods stimulate your vestibular system and […]

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Why moving your neck is important for balance

May 11, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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moving your neck Today I have a special guest to share with you. I get tons of questions about balance and posture. Today, Tim Anderson from Original Strength  is going to share with you a controversial movement called the neck nod. This movement is incredibly important to stimulate your vestibular system. What is your vestibular […]

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Beaches and Art – Vlog #13

May 2, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Vlog #13 We start off our week with a beautiful walk along Island View beach. Walking along the beaches is a great way to choose uneven surfaces to improve balance. 🙂 Lots of beautiful driftwood. This week was filled with lots of meetups and interviews. I did a couple of interviews for our membership community. […]

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Your Brain and Movement – An Interview with Tim Anderson

April 20, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Guest Interview with Tim Anderson Today My guest is Tim Anderson, the co-founder of Original Strength. Original Strength is a Training System. The philosophy is that through Original Strength, you can remember and regain the strength, mobility, and stability you once had as a child. Their goal is to educate and equip everyone with the […]

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Yoga with Melissa 135 Beginners Yoga Putting it All Together

July 11, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class
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All Together :In the final class of the Beginner’s Series we will put it all together: breathing, grounding and spinal elongation. This class will include postures that lengthen your spine, open up your breathing and focus on grounding. Throughout the class you will bring attention to your breathing, your connection to the ground and the […]

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Harmony: Yoga for Energy | How to Boost Energy | 55 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 267

February 20, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Harmonize Over the last fourteen weeks we have nourished our energy, flowed to the depths of our support, gathered our energy reserves, reflected on our inner needs, slowed down, connected with our belly, turned inward, made space, restored our energy, cleared our mind, protected our energy and connected with our energy. This invisible life force […]

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How can you increase your ability to balance in poses like tree pose or dancer pose?

August 2, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Donna Roach from Facebook: How can you increase your ability to balance in poses like tree pose or dancer pose? I find that if I am very calm and focussed it helps somewhat. Great question Donna. The key to good standing postures is focus and core stability. I have two videos on this on Namaste […]

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Yoga for stroke victims a good thing by Dr. Melissa West

July 30, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Today I wanted to share with you some interesting research that has come out of Roudebush Veterans Administration-Medical Center and Indiana University in Indianapolis and was published in the Journal: Stroke. This study was done by researcher Arlene Schmid, PhD. The study found that starting yoga even long after a stroke may improve the BALANCE […]

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Namaste Yoga 117 Beginner Yoga Dancer Pose

February 2, 2012 Beginners Yoga Class
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Dance :In today’s beginner yoga class we will go step by step through opening your body up to dancer pose or natarajasana. This pose is particularly important in our culture because we spend a lot of time sitting in chairs and hunched over our computers, cell phones, personal devices, tablets, reading, driving and eating. This […]

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