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Yin Yoga for Holiday Stress Relief | Yoga with Melissa 464

December 7, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Holiday Stress Relief This is a one hour full body yin yoga class to relieve stress for the holidays. The yin yoga poses will focus on the kidney, liver, spleen and heart meridians. Yin yoga is a mindfulness practice that has its roots in Buddhist philosophy. This class will draw on the first noble truth […]

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Chakra Yin Yoga with Yin Tonification | Yoga with Melissa 459

November 2, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Chakra Yin Yoga Our energy is so distracted, scattered and fragmented that often we experience insomnia, feel exhausted, burned out, anxious and depleted. In this chakra yin yoga class we will tonify yin at each chakra to build and fortify yin. Instead of searching desperately for energy outside of ourselves this yin yoga class tonifies […]

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Restorative Yin Yoga Sequence | Yoga with Melissa 458

October 29, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Restorative Yin Yoga This 60 min restorative yin sequence is a full class offering the best of yin yoga and restorative yoga. Through props we will apply the first principle of yin and find the appropriate edge, that place where we can experience sensation, but not too much intensity. Too much intensity in a yin […]

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Full Body Yin Yoga | 60 mins Intermediate | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 435

May 11, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Full Body Yin Yoga In a full-body yin yoga class it can be useful to review the three principles of yin yoga to begin the full body yin yoga practice. #1 Find an appropriate edge. Here we pay attention to our bodies with sensitivity and non-aggression. Tune inwards and listen to your body. You want […]

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Yin Yoga Full Class Hips & Shoulders | 60 min Intermediate | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 432

April 20, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Hips & Shoulders When we practice yin yoga we are getting into the deeper connective tissue or fascia of the body. Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds all the structures of your body, like a web, from your head to your toes. There are three kinds of fascia: superficial (the kind that surrounds your […]

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Yin Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief | Intermediate 60 min | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 427

March 16, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief In yin yoga, when we pull and pressurize our connective tissues by putting our bodies into yin yoga postures, we stimulate the flow of energy along meridian pathways. This allows the flow of chi to be strong and mobile. The belief is that it is through the connective tissue that […]

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Yin Yoga for Digestion: Stomach and Spleen Meridian | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 423

February 16, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga for Digestion Your stomach meridian runs along the front of the leg and goes up the center sides of the torso through the diaphragm all the way to the nose. The spleen meridian runs on the inside of the leg, through the groin and goes up the sides of the body through the diaphragm, […]

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Yin Yoga for Tense and Stiff Shoulder Pain 60 min | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 422

February 9, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Shoulder Pain Are your shoulders are stiff and tense like mine? If you are like me I know you have tried a lot of things from massage, ibuprofen, heat and ice, and even exercises and movements to help relieve the shoulder pain. In this video I am going to show something different, how to get […]

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80 min Intermediate Yin Yoga for Lower Back Pain | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 421

February 2, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga for Lower Back Pain A 2012 study in the Journal of Complementary Medicine found that yoga reduces pain, anxiety and depression and improves spinal mobility in patients with chronic lower back pain more effectively than physiotherapy exercises. Low back pain occurs from anywhere below your ribcage to the top of your legs. It can […]

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Yin Yoga for Upper Back Pain Relief | 60 mins | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 420

January 31, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Upper Back Pain Relief Upper Back Pain is probably more accurately represented as upper and middle back pain and can occur anywhere form the base of your neck to the bottom of your rib cage. This part of your back includes your rib cage which attaches to the 12 vertebrae of your spine. It makes […]

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