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Connection | Yoga for Emotional Balance | Celebrating 400 Episodes | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 400

September 8, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Connection While we think that earning more money is going to make us happier, science of neurobiology is showing again and again, that is our social connections that matter the most. In this intermediate hatha yoga class we will explore how connection is crucial to our emotional balance. We will begin this hatha yoga class […]

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Opening to All of Life with Yoga, Heart Stabilization Series, Yoga with Melissa 389

June 23, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Opening to All of Life with Yoga Often we come to our spiritual practice as a way out of our troubles, as an escape from our mental anxiety or our physical pain altogether. Spirituality can often be presented as a way to escape from our lives. This kind of teaching actually strengthens the aversion and […]

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Yoga with Melissa 386 Heart Stabilization Series: Cycles

June 2, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Cycles Those of you who have an ongoing yoga practice will recognize that your spiritual journey is a endless journey of transformation. Today´s hatha yoga is about the cycles on our path. Whether these cycles come from our inner needs or our external circumstances we can respect the changes that these cycles bring about in […]

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Yoga with Melissa 385 Heart Stabilization Series: Acceptance

May 26, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Acceptance Acceptance is a theme that has pursued me on my spiritual path for well over a decade now. When I did the various levels of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Training I took, we focused on various themes from befriending, awareness, acceptance, truth, discernment, truth in action and flow. In them we wore name tags […]

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Yoga with Melissa 379 Heart Stabilization Series: Turning Poison into Medicine

April 14, 2017 Advanced Yoga Class
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Tree Medicine Difficulties can be the source of our deepest wisdom, patience, balance and compassion. My teacher’s teacher, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche says the spiritual progress from the ego’s point of view is one insult after another. Normally when challenges, mistakes, difficulties arise in our life we feel blame, frustration or a sense of failure, we […]

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Beginner Friendly Yin Yoga Class with Kassandra: Episode 366

January 13, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Special Yin Yoga Class with Kassandra ​Today’s Yoga with Melissa class is a collaboration and features a special guest, Kassandra from YouTube channel Yoga with Kassandra. Kassandra has kindly filmed a yin yoga class for all of you. This beginner friendly yin yoga class is a fantastic way to give your joints some TLC. Yin […]

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Yoga with Melissa 359 Yoga for the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga to Help Fight Violence Against Women November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Together we can take our yoga off our mats to create a culture that rejects violence as a way to deal with problems. Through our yoga practice we cultivate the resources to speak up against […]

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Yoga with Melissa 358, Moving At the Speed of Our Bodies: The Pressure Of Our Lives

November 18, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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Pressure This is Real Yoga for Real People so you can move better, feel better and connect with your true nature, Welcome to A Brand New Series Moving At the Speed of Our Bodies, Today’s Class is called: The Pressure of Our Lives We have an incredible amount of pressure in our lives. Our schedules […]

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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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How to Sit Cross Legged

July 20, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Advice for sitting cross legged Hi I’m Dr. Melissa West Welcome to Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa Props Needed: Blocks Today we have a question from Ellen from Facebook 🙂 Ellen from Facebook says: Hello I have been doing your beginner videos every day for about 3 weeks now, and really enjoying them. Do you have […]

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