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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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60 min Intermediate Yin Yoga for Hips and Hamstrings | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 418

January 12, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Hips and Hamstrings In today’s intermediate yin yoga class for hips and hamstrings we are going to focus on what happens inside our body from an energetic point of view. The energy channels that flow through our body, called meridians, nourish the urinary bladder meridian and stomach meridian when we are doing yin yoga poses […]

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Holiday Special Yin Yoga for the New Year: Liver Meridian| Detox | 90 mins | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West #416

December 30, 2017 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Liver Meridian Happy New Year! In this Holiday Special New Year Live intermediate Yin Yoga class we will be doing a liver meridian detox. In our culture the new year is a time of new beginnings. To support us at this time of year it is important that our liver is functioning well. As we […]

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Intermediate Yin Yoga for Neck and Shoulders | 76 mins | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West -Episode 415

December 22, 2017 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Intermediate Yin Yoga for Neck and Shoulders Your shoulders are one of the most mobile and yet also one of the most complicated joints in your body. Shoulder movement is actually made up of two part your arm movement and your scapula movement Your arm has 6 degrees of freedom and your scapula can move […]

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