yin yoga

Why are the Principles of Yin Yoga Important?

October 31, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Principles of Yin Yoga This video will describe how we access the deeper connective tissues, meridians and practice in a more meditative way in yin yoga through the principles of yin yoga. First we will go through each of the principles of yin yoga including: 1. choose an appropriate edge 2. be still 3. soften […]

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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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Dosha Balancing Yin Yoga | Ayurveda Yoga | Yoga with Melissa 452

September 14, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Dosha Balancing Yin Yoga Ayurveda is a five thousand year old system of medicine originating in India. It is known as a sister practice to yoga. In fact, Ayurveda, the wisdom of life, has recommends specific yoga practices for specific body types. Ayurvedic medicine believes that each of us has a unique makeup or constitution. […]

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Yin Yoga for Sleep – Why You Should Practice Before Bed

August 8, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yin Yoga for Sleep Yin Yoga is one of my favorite things to do before bed! In this video, I talk about a few reasons that yin yoga is a great practice for sleep. As a calming practice, yin yoga helps us balance our yin and yang energies to guide us into a more restful […]

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Huge Giveaway! Books, Chocolate Golden Milk and More! Announcing Winners Plus New Chances to Win

May 7, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Huge Giveaway! In today’s vlog I am doing a big spring clean and offering my biggest giveaway ever! I have chocolate, golden milk mix and books to give away in this video. I am announcing winners and offering a chance to win 2 books in this video including Yoga with Kassandra´s Yin Yoga book and […]

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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 Beginners – 3 Tips on How to Practice Yin with Alana Kane Yoga

March 7, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Alana Kane Yoga Today my guest is Alana from Alana Kane Yoga. Alana is a yin yoga teacher who fell in love with the practice after experiencing the transformational power of a yin yoga practice for stress and anxiety. Her channel has many classes that are accessible and focused around yin yoga for beginners. This […]

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The Ultimate Secret of Yin Yoga for Legs | 60 mins | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 424 LIVE

February 26, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yin Yoga for Legs In this yin yoga class for your legs we will focus on the quadriceps, inner thighs (adductors) outer thighs (abductors) and hamstrings. Yin yoga for legs is entirely appropriate because yin yoga is generally intended to target the lower body. The lower body, including your hips, pelvis, inner thighs and lower […]

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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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