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Melt away anxiety with this relaxing self massage and meditation

April 26, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Melt away anxiety Everyone is stressed out these days. Work, politics, finances, family, relationships … you name it. And with smart phones and social media occupying so much of our time, it’s easy to forget to take time for ourselves. Some of us get so disconnected from ourselves that we don’t even realize how anxious […]

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Trouble sleeping? Soothe yourself to sleep with this luxurious self-massage

February 15, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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With Special Guest – Rachel Richards When I ask my clients how much sleep they get, most of them laugh. We are an overworked, sleep-deprived society. Most of us don’t give ourselves the time we need to rest and restore our bodies. And even when we do, many of us have trouble falling or staying […]

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Yoga with Melissa 356: Beginner Yoga for Relaxation

November 4, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga for Relaxation Today’s beginner yoga class is all about relaxation. Throughout the class we will focus on letting go of unnecessary tension in our body. Instead of bracing our bodies against gravity, we will allow the support of the earth to release our tension. During this class we will continually bring our attention to […]

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Yoga with Melissa #353 Back to School Yoga: Sankalpa/Intention

October 14, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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Intention in Yoga Michael Lee, founder of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, translates intention as “that which we hold within.” Michael Lee says, “What we hold within us has a good chance of becoming our reality because we are holding it at a subconscious level.” I love this definition of intention because it lets go of […]

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What other workouts do you do to look so fab? R u a vegetarian?

October 23, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Today’s question comes to us from Kristen from Facebook Melissa you look wonderful! What other workouts do you do to look so fab? R u a vegetarian? Great clothing at Squeezed!  Kristen, it has really been a matter of honouring my constitution. In ayurveda I am a vata constitution and so yoga and walking is […]

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Guided Meditations

August 29, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Today’s question comes to us from Facebook from Namaste Yoga Member Linda: Melissa I was wondering could you make a video of a guided meditation for the members because I’m trying to teach my mom to meditate and she needs some help. Namaste Linda ♥ There are several guided meditations on the membership site: Many […]

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