relaxation

Meditation for Anxiety | Special Guest Joelle Anderson from Kernel of Wisdom

October 18, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Meditation for Anxiety Today we have a special guest on Yoga Lifestyle with Dr. Melissa West: Joelle Anderson from Kernel of Wisdom. In this short meditation, Joelle uses a deep belly relaxation breath to help calm the body and the mind. Breathing deeply into the belly can help to stimulate the vagus nerve, signalling the […]

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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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Healing Power of Vibration

June 22, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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crystal bowls Today on Living Your Yoga I interview Nancy Watters of Luminous Tones. We talk about how Nancy started sounding with crystal bowls and how the crystal singing bowls came into her life. We talk about how the crystal bowls are different from other singing bowls. Throughout our interview we discuss the positive and […]

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​Yoga with Melissa 189​: Yoga for Purification, Durga Series: Maha Gauri.

August 2, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Maha Gauri: Purifying Intermediate Yoga Practice This week as we come to the penultimate class in our Durga series we take come to Maha Gauri who is the exact opposite from Kaal Ratri Durga. Whereas Kaal Ratri Durga was dark, Maha Gauri is all light. Maha Gauri is means extremely white as she is white […]

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Yoga reduces stress and now there is scientific evidence to back it up and tell us why!

August 3, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga reduces stress This is another good news post! This came to me from my friend Judy Krings from E-mail. Yoga reduces stress and now there is scientific evidence to back it up and tell us why! This was a study done at UCLA to see if yoga reduced the stress of people who care […]

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Yoga with Melissa 86 Yoga Stories: Eagle Pose with Nienke from Yoga Bliss

June 17, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes

Yoga with Melissa 86 is on eagle pose, Gaurudasana: Mythical King of the Birds. The eagle pose mainly focuses on the shoulders and hips but also improves flexibility in all the major joints in the body: ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, elbows and wrists. Please be mindful of any shoulder or knee issues/injuries. The eagle invites […]

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