yoga benefits

New Solutions for Restless Leg Syndrome

January 4, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Restless Leg Syndrome Jeanette from our membership community asks: Hi Melissa, I have a yoga student who is suffering from restless leg syndrome are there any yoga poses you would recommend?? She says she has a hard time getting to sleep at night. Many thanks in advance, Jeannette xx ps. I just treasure my membership […]

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20 Reasons Why you DON’T Need a New Year’s Resolution if you ALREADY Practice Yoga

December 28, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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20 Reasons Yogis DON’T Need a New Year’s Resolution Warning this page may take longer to load as I’ve put up lots of video links for you. It’s almost that time of year again. That time when everybody sets a new year’s resolution and starts the self-improvement projects. But if you already practice yoga, and […]

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Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 245, Brain Yoga, 52 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class

September 19, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Brain  Yoga Class This 53 minutes intermediate hatha yoga class is a brain yoga class. The yoga poses in this hatha yoga class are body and brain yoga. The hatha yoga postures and pranayama are for stress relief. The reason for this is research shows that prolonged stress causes changes to our brain that contribute […]

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Yoga with Dr.Melissa West 244: Listen to Your Body, How to Improve Hearing

September 12, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga for Hearing In this 53 minute intermediate hatha yoga class you will listen to your body and learn how to improve your hearing. You will listen to your body through hatha yoga and yoga poses by focusing on the traditional chinese kidney meridian to improve your hearing. These listening exercises and listening practices combined […]

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How to Improve Eyesight with Yoga: Eye Yoga, Yoga with Dr. Melisa West 243

September 5, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Eye Yoga : In this yoga class we will focus on the traditional chinese meridians as they relate to your eyes to nourish your vision. Poses for your liver meridian will nourish your iris, poses for your heart meridian will nourish the corners of your eyes. By practicing poses for your spleen you will help your […]

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Yoga with Melissa 242, Circulation: How to Improve Circulation with Yoga

August 29, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Circulation Yoga This 53 minute intermediate hatha yoga class is all about circulation, your circulatory system and how to improve circulation with yoga. In this hatha yoga class you will practice yoga poses that will help with poor circulation and your cardiovascular system by moving your energy from the center of your body from your […]

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Yoga for Singing and Voice Loss

November 26, 2013 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga and my singing voice! Hello, I became a member July 22, 2013. I’m a middle school teacher and have always found my calm and “center” through my recreational singing. (Community Theater etc.) About 8 years ago I lost my voice and I just gave up. Age, stress – whatever- took control. I found a vocal […]

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Spiritual Yoga

March 20, 2013 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Today’s question comes from Maya Tiegrah for research she is doing for graduate school. What does yoga mean to me spiritually? Yoga is a practice that allows me to come home to my True Self, my True Nature. In yoga we have a practice called pratyahara which means withdrawal of the senses. By bringing our […]

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Yoga decreases Sick Days

October 7, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Good news! Yoga Could Decrease Costs, Sick Days For People With Chronic Back Pain http://www.news-medical.net/news/20120817/Yoga-for-Healthy-Lower-Backs-likely-to-be-cost-effective-for-both-NHS-and-wider-society.aspx Specialised yoga classes could provide a cost-effective way of treating patients with chronic or recurrent low back pain, according to the UK’s largest ever study of the benefits of yoga. Led by the University of York, and funded by Arthritis […]

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I have problems with my right hip been sore and tight … wondering what I can focus on to loosen it up?

August 6, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Cara from FaceBook, I have problems with my right hip been sore and tight … wondering what I can focus on to loosen it up? lunge pigeon stand on block and swing Sometimes the best thing is to do is leave it alone, rest. Happy Hips Video  which is also available on my membership site […]

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