Beginner Yoga

10 Minute Vinyasa Yoga – Mandala Flow with Special Guest Mary O’Meara

May 30, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Special Guest Mary In this 10 minute Vinyasa Flow class, you will have a chance to warm up the body with half Sun Salutations and a fun Mandala Flow.  We will work in a circle on our mats, moving connected to our breath and mind.  Mandala Flows really allow us to tune in to the movement we […]

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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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Beginner Yin Yoga 60 min | Mindfulness | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 412

December 1, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Mindfulness – Yin Yoga Norman Blair says ¨our mind is like a chimpanzee in a cappuccino bar.¨ We are intensely stimulated in our consumer culture to want more, buy more and consume more. We are inundated with commercials that keep our mind occupied with messages that preoccupy our mind with feelings of unworthiness and the […]

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Beginner Yin Yoga 60 min | Meridian Energy | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 411

November 25, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Meridian Energy Meridians are the energy channels or pathways through which our chi, energy or prana flows. These pathways are often described as waterways that feed the fields of our bodies or rivers of energy. Traditional chinese medicine calls them meridians. Ayurvedic medicine and yoga refers to them as nadis. There are twelve major meridians […]

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Beginner Yin Yoga 60 min | Why We Stress our Joints in Yin Yoga | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 410

November 17, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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beginner yin yoga Many people misunderstand the intention behind yin yoga, thinking that the long holds in yin yoga ¨stretch¨ the connective tissues, or ligaments, or joint capsules.On the contrary yin yoga stresses the connective tissues, including joint capsules, fascia, ligaments, tendons and even the muscles. Stressing connective tissue is quite different than stretching it. […]

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Beginner Yin Yoga | How to Practice Yin Yoga | 3 Principles of Yin | Yoga With Melissa 409

November 10, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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How to Practice Yin Yoga Yin Yoga is a genre of yoga that focuses on the deeper connective tissues wrapping around the joints, particularly in your hips, pelvis and lower spine. This is quite different from most forms of yoga which focus on the muscles. With yin yoga we hold yin yoga poses for longer […]

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Beginner Yin Yoga | Yin Yang | Yoga with Melissa 408

November 3, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Beginner Yin Yoga If you are brand new to yoga and get frustrated with other yoga classes on YouTube that move too quickly, don´t give modifications and are too hard to follow, don´t worry, our beginner yoga classes are actually for beginners, people who have never done yoga before. We have a 31 day beginner […]

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Restorative Yoga Without Props | Full-Length Yoga Class for Back Pain | ChriskaYoga

September 29, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Restorative Yoga Without Props Today we have special guest, Christina from the yoga YouTube channel, ChriskaYoga! She is sharing a 40 Minute Restorative Yoga Class without the use of yoga props. This is a full length class that begins with some gentle stretching leading you into some restorative style poses that are very meditative and passive. […]

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Body Positive Yoga with Amber Karnes : Yoga with Melissa 384

May 19, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Body Positive Yoga Today I have a special guest for you. Amber Karnes from Body Positive Yoga. Amber offers accessible yoga that allows you to make peace with your body and be happy in the body you have today. I love Amber’s message of fully inhabiting your body without shame or apology and so I […]

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