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Yoga with Melissa 374 Heart Stabilization Series: Take One Seat

March 10, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Take One Seat If you feel like you are running nowhere in every direction, this class will give you permission to stop and take one seat. This hatha yoga class allows you to take one seat and create the compassionate space that allows for the arising of all things, the sorrows, loneliness, shame, desire, regret, […]

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Yoga with Melissa 373 Heart Stabilization Series: Ahimsa

March 3, 2017 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Ahimsa or Nonviolence Ahimsa, the first yama or ethical observation of Patajnali’s Yoga Sutras is often translated as “non-violence” or “nonharming.” All day long we tend to act in subtle and not so subtly aggressive ways against our experience. We are constantly in conflict within ourselves. We resist our lives from our emotional landscape, to […]

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Yoga with Melissa 372 Heart Stabilization Series: Settling Into our Bodies and Connecting with Our Hearts

February 24, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Heart Stabilization Series : Part 1 In our world I am noticing a huge sense of dis-ease, unsettling, overwhelm and a need for deep healing. This brand new series is designed to hold the space to connect with our hearts in a supported and grounded way for deep and nourishing healing. The series begins with […]

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Yoga with Melissa 371 Moving at the Speed of Our Bodies, Find Your Still Center

February 17, 2017 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Find Your Still Center We live in a world of endless activity that tends to pull us away from our still center. From the minute we wake up in the morning our cell phone is in our hands and we begin the endless scrolling through social media and rushing through our days. Rarely in our […]

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45 Minute Yoga Flow Class for Beginners : Yoga with Melissa Episode 370

February 10, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga Flow for Beginners Today we have a special guest on Yoga with Melissa, Christina D’Arrigo from ChriskaYoga. This is a 45 minute yoga flow class for beginners by our guest this week, Christina from ChriskaYoga! If you are looking to try a yoga flow class at the beginner level, then this video will be […]

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How to do Wild Thing Pose

August 10, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Wild Thing Pose Hi I’m Dr. Melissa West Welcome to Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa Today we have a question that comes via my website contact form: Hi Melissa! Nice to write you again 🙂 After a little while, I am taking up again yoga classes. Recently, I did the Aversion episodes, I they was so […]

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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 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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Nada Yoga: Om, Yoga for Hips, Yoga Stories 2, Yoga with Melissa 232

June 20, 2014 Advanced Yoga Class
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Free Yoga Class on OM The first class in the Yoga Stories 2 series begins with the sounds of OM. OM is made up of three sounds A, U and M which represent Brahma the God of beginnings, Vishnu the God of preservation and Shiva the God of endings. When you chant the sound of […]

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Yoga with Melissa 228, Yoga for Back Pain 1 hr Yoga Class, Pratyahara: The Eight Limbs of Yoga

May 23, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga Senses The fifth class in our eight limbs of yoga series focuses on the fifth limb, pratyahara. Pratyahara translates as control of this senses. This class will begin with a pratyahara practice where we will bring awareness to our five senses. Rather than focus on withdrawal of the senses from a place of deprivation, we […]

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