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Natural Remedy for Restless Leg Syndrome and Insomnia

August 29, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Restless Leg Syndrome Restless leg syndrome is a nervous system disorder causing an irresistible urge to move your legs. People with restless leg syndrome describe it as a creepy/crawly, pins and needles or itchy feeling in their legs. The symptoms are usually worse at night making it difficult to sleep. Doctors do recommend that lifestyle […]

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The Truth About How Yoga Nidra Helps with Anxiety in 3 Minutes

March 14, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga Nidra Helps A 2016 study found that yoga nidra helped employees manage stress in the workplace. The study suggests that the process of yoga nidra accesses the parasympathetic response and decreases the sympathetic nervous system response which results in more physical, mental and emotional relaxation in our bodies. In other words less anxiety. How […]

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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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Bone Broth Benefits: Insomnia, IBS, Anxiety and Stress

October 10, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Bone Broth Benefits Do you experience IBS, constipation, food sensitivities, stress, anxiety, insomnia, or joint inflammation from arthritis? If so, this video on the benefits of bone broth is for you. A lot of us can relate to experiencing stress and anxiety. We go through periods when we take on too much work, we do […]

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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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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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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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