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Video Blog from Victoria British Columbia : Vlog #34

September 26, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga Vlogger Welcome to a new week. I started my week with some yoga lesson planning. Thank you to all of you who are voting for what class you want next ๐Ÿ™‚ I walked to our community center and signed up for Qi Gong classes and then picked up some ingredients for a warming rice […]

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Brain Yoga and Pregnancy

July 6, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Brain Yoga and Pregnancy Hi Iโ€™m Dr. Melissa West, Welcome to Living Your Yoga. I have one of our favourite guests here for you today here on Living Your yoga. Tim Anderson is here to offer some modifications for rolling for pregnant woman. One of the questions I get asked a lot is what precautions […]

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Head Nods and Dizziness

June 29, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Tim Anderson Hi Iโ€™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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Forest Tea Party and Crystal Singing Bowls

May 16, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Strawberry Beaches Forever: Vlog #15 My week started with a Forest Tea party and foraging for herbs from the forest to make tea for a tea party. Our forest tea had blackberry leaves, grand fir needles and licorice fern root and tasted like Frances King Forest. ๐Ÿ™‚ I met and visited Boreal Folk at a […]

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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 ย 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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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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Spring is Here :) – Vlog 4

March 7, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Spring has sprung in Victoria, BC. I start in front of the Royal BC museum to show you some totem poles. This week has been full with yoga class planning and filming in preparation for our trip to Uceulet for March break. We checked out some vlogging cameras and ended up getting a new camera […]

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What is Brain Yoga and Why Do We Need It?

December 16, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Brain Yoga Stay tuned all the way to the end and I will tell you how to get 3 Easy Ways to Incorporate Cross-Crawling Into Your Daily Life Habitual movements and postures such as sitting in chairs for long periods of time, keyboarding and texting, causes something called sensory motor amnesia, that is patterns of […]

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Yoga with Melissa 260 | Restorative Yoga Full Class (53 mins) | Restorative Yoga with Bolster

January 2, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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restorative yoga This 53 minute full restorative yoga class is with a bolster, 2 yoga blocks, yoga strap, meditation cushion, folded blanket, chair and a wall. There is one standing hatha yoga posture in this class (Goddess Victory Squat) however it is used to gather energy. This restorative yoga class will help to relieve the […]

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Yoga for Core Strength and Brain Yoga | 70 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 259

December 26, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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yoga sequence for third chakra This 70 minute intermediate hatha yoga class includes yoga asanas or yoga postures for core strength and brain yoga. I call it making our belly. Making our belly is a way to find your sense of Self or home in the whirlwind of life. By connecting with the home in […]

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