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How to do Wild Thing Pose

August 10, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Wild Thing Pose Hi I’m Dr. Melissa West Welcome to Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa Today we have a question that comes via my website contact form: Hi Melissa! Nice to write you again 🙂 After a little while, I am taking up again yoga classes. Recently, I did the Aversion episodes, I they was so […]

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Yoga for Chest, Shoulders & Hips | 55 min Hatha Yoga | Gratitude Series | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 293

August 21, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Gratitude in Action Over the last couple of weeks in our Yoga for Gratitude series we have reflected on how we can cultivated gratitude in thought and word. In our Gratitude in Thought class we reflected on all the ways that you have cared for your own life and all the elements within your life […]

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Sun Salutations for Beginners | Gratitude Series | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 288

July 17, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Sun Salutations A Few Notes on How to Do Sun Salutations: In this class I will show you step by step, pose by pose instructions on how to do sun salutations or surya namaskar. The yoga postures in this class will prepare your body for the walk through in sun salutations. If you have arthritis […]

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Gratitude Series | Gratitude & Happiness | 50 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 287

July 10, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Gratitude and Happiness Robert A. Emmons, Ph. D. has made an academic career of studying the psychological benefits of gratitude on your well being. His research shows that people who take the time to reflect with gratitude feel better about their lives as a whole and are more optimistic. Overall they are more joyful, enthusiastic, […]

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Gratitude Series | Gratitude for Your Body | 50 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 285

June 26, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Thank you body Today we are beginning a brand new yoga series of yoga focused on gratitude. This is going to be a truly transformative series that will allow you to grow spiritually as you take the time to consciously appreciate all the good in your life. When you slow down and express gratitude scientific […]

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Truth in Action: Inner Critic Series | 50 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 282

June 5, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Truth in Action Today’s class is about truth in action. Over the last few weeks we have been digging deeper through the layers of our inner critic to discover the truth. We have been detaching from our inner critic and asking is that true? This week we will go a step further and explore what […]

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Discern: Inner Critic Series | 50 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 281

May 28, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Discernment Over the last five weeks we have been on a journey of transforming our inner critic. We have befriended, brought awareness, acceptance, choice and truth to our inner critic. If you have not done Yoga with Melissa 276, 277, 278, 279 or 280, they are prerequisites to this class. This series is cumulative and […]

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Truth: Inner Critic Series | 1 hour Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 280

May 22, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Truth Over the last four weeks we have been on a journey of transforming our inner critic. We have befriended, brought awareness, acceptance and choice to our inner critic. If you have not done Yoga 276, 277, 278 or 279, they are prerequisites to this class. This series is cumulative and relies on the knowledge […]

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Choices: Inner Critic Series | 1 hour Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 279

May 15, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Choice Over the last few weeks, we have become aware that our inner critic has been broadcasting 24/7 on radio station KRAZY and announcing all the things that are wrong with us. We even have DJs like the Inner Pleaser, the Pusher, the Perfectionist and the Rule Maker who have made it their jobs to […]

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Accept: Inner Critic Series | 1 hour Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 278

May 8, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Acceptance Over the last two weeks we have been on a journey of transforming our inner critic. We began by befriending our inner critic and then bringing awareness to our inner critic. If you have not done Yoga 276 or 277 then you need to go back and do those classes now as this series […]

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