neck pain

Myofascial Release Yoga for Your Neck

March 11, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga for Your Neck If you have a stiff and painful neck, experience tension headaches, spend hours a day on keyboards and smartphones, spend a lot of time driving, have arthritis in your neck, poor circulation, weak immune system, heart problems or high blood pressure, this rather simple myofascial yoga series for your neck is […]

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Therapeutic Yoga For the Neck: Special Guest Laura Goellner from LauraGyoga

May 16, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Neck Yoga This is a short yoga sequence to work on the 4 main components of a healthy neck program. This includes starting with an active warm up to improve circulation and awareness of tension. Next, we move into longer held stretching to decrease muscle tension and calm over active muscles. Once we have created […]

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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  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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Is your habitual posture causing you joint compression and pain

December 21, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Joint Compression Stay tuned all the way to the end so I can tell you where to go to get 3 quick and easy posture breaks to avoid connective tissue dehydration, joint compression and pain. As human beings the habitual posture that we take more than any other posture is that of sitting in a […]

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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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The Problem with the Chair and Screen Habit and How Yoga Can Help

November 23, 2015 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Wrist Stretches Stay tuned all the way to the end because I’m going to tell you where you can go to get a pdf of 3 easy steps on how to take a break from the chair and screen habit. We live in a world where we spend too much time sitting, specifically sitting in […]

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Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 246, Neck and Shoulder Pain Yoga, 50 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class

September 26, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga for your Neck & Jaw This 50 minute intermediate hatha yoga class is for neck and shoulder pain. This hatha yoga class combines yoga postures and yoga asanas which are specific neck pain exercises, breath practices or pranayama, mudra, and the Ayur Dehi mantra, to nourish your speech. In today’s yoga class we will […]

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