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Why Release Fascia? | Calves and Malasana

February 6, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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fascia and yoga In this short yoga video I will answer the question, why release fascia. There is some debate in the field of myofascial release about the effectiveness of myofascial release right now. Do the foam rollers and balls used to release fascia actually work? How does myofascial release work with yoga? In this […]

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Full Body Hatha Yoga with Self Myofascial Release | Yoga with Melissa 472

February 1, 2019 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Hatha Yoga This 75 minute full length, full body myofascial release yoga class combines the best of hatha yoga and self myofascial release. Based on the latest, most up to date research on myofascial release we will attend to fascial tissue in your chest, shoulders, neck, spine, and back that have been misaligned due to […]

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How to Release Fascia | Foot Release Plantar Fascia and Downdog | Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa

January 30, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Release Fascia In this short video we will be exploring how to release fascia in a way that is effective for our yoga practice. We will begin by answering the questions: What is Fascia? What is myofascial release? How does it work with foam rollers and balls. In this video we will do some myofascial […]

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What is Fascia Release? Neck Release for Neck Pain Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa

January 23, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Fascia Release In this short video I will talk about myofascial release, what it is and how it relates to yoga. I will talk about the foam rollers and balls that people are using for myofascial release and how those work. Later in the video we will use the examples of our neck pain and […]

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Yin Yang Yoga for Holiday Meal Digestion | Yoga with Melissa 465

December 14, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yin Yang Yoga for Holidays As we enter into the holiday season all the enjoyment of super yummy food, extra travel and holiday stress can wreak havoc on our digestive systems. Digestive issues from the stomach pain of overeating, gas, heartburn, acid reflux, and constipation are common with big holiday meals. You are offering the […]

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Hatha Yoga Bedtime Sequence: Yoga with Melissa 457

October 19, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Bedtime Yoga This 60 minute hatha yoga bedtime sequence will help to prepare your body for deep rest. Hatha translates as ¨sun and moon¨ yoga means to yoke, to join or unite. In this hatha yoga class we will be connecting with the lunar energy which is more quiet, reflective and receptive than the sun […]

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Yin Yang Yoga for Night Time Heart Protection | Yoga with Melissa 455

October 5, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yin Yang Yoga for Night This full length 60 min Yin Yang Yoga for night time combines the best of yin yoga and hatha yoga to protect your heart in preparation for the best night sleep. We will focus on the fire element and the pericardium meridian. The pericardium is not only provides the heart […]

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