yoga for balance

Why Does Yoga Work? | New Year 30 Day Yoga Challenge | Day 2

January 2, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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So, Why does yoga work? Well it may be difficult to answer the question, why does yoga work, there are more and more case studies being done showing that yoga does work. A 2017 study in the Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research found significant gains in flexibility and balance in the yoga group […]

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Yoga with Melissa 369 How to Balance in Chair Pose, Awkward Pose or Utkatasana

February 3, 2017 Intermediate Yoga Class
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How to Balance in Chair Pose Members I recommend that you do the connective tissue class for feet before this class and remember we are doing a 28 day challenge with this for Fascia February in our Membership Community David Whyte says : “to be courageous means to seat our feelings deeply in our body […]

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Yoga with Melissa 367 How to Balance in Hasta Padangusthasana or Standing Hand to Big Toe Pose

January 20, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Standing Hand to Big Toe Pose Today we are continuing our balancing series, with a continued focus on our vestibular, proprioceptive and visual systems. Proprioception means your skin, muscles, and joints all contain sensory receptors (proprioceptors) that are sensitive to stretch or pressure in the surrounding tissues. It helps your brain recognize where your body […]

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Yoga with Melissa 365 Moving at the Speed of Our Bodies: Inner Balance and Abundance

January 6, 2017 Advanced Yoga Class
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Balance and Abundance Yoga with Melissa 365 Moving at the Speed of Our Bodies: Inner Balance and Abundance Brahmacharya and Aparigraha As we come into the New Year we enter a time when we have excessive expectations from our body. We want extravagant gains financially, professionally, and for our lives in general. We desire unreasonable […]

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How to Balance in Dancer Pose: Yoga with Melissa 364

December 30, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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How to Balance in Dancer Pose I would recommend that our members do the upper back rehydration sequence before this class. As we are making the transition from 2016 to 2017, one of the many reasons to sit out or dance could be your balance system. As you know so far from our series, your […]

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Yoga with Melissa 362 Yoga for Balance 3 Techniques to Balance in Eagle Pose

December 16, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga Balance If you want to have great balance you need to focus on your proprioception, your vestibular system and your visual system. Somebody who has excellent balance has a high degree of proprioceptive awareness, a highly attuned vestibular system and visual system. However, somebody who feels that their balance is off or experiences a […]

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Yoga with Melissa 360 Yoga for Balance: Half Moon Balancing Pose

December 2, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Half Moon Balancing Pose As you learned in Yoga in Melissa 354, your balance relies on your vision, your proprioception and your vestibular system. Your body takes in these signals from your vision, proprioception and vestibular system through nerve impulses through special nerve endings called sensory receptors and sends signals to your brain. In this […]

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Yoga with Melissa 357, Yoga for Balance: Warrior Three

November 11, 2016 Advanced Yoga Class
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Balance When your balance system is working well, you will be able to see clearly, move well, identify your orientation in relation to gravity, determine your direction and speed of movement and make postural adjustments to maintain your position and stability in various conditions and activities. As you learned in Yoga with Melissa 354, your […]

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Connections: Vlog 38

October 24, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Connections Sunday I started my week indoors because of all the rain doing some art. On Monday I had my weekly live class with our members. I also had a Just Like Me interview Monday morning with one of our members, Donna from Glasgow. I love Mondays because I get to spend a great deal […]

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Yoga with Melissa 354 Back to School Yoga: The Three Keys to Balance

October 21, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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yoga for balance Balance is your ability to maintain your body’s center of mass over its base of support. Put more simply it is your competency to not fall over. Your ability or inability to balance is the result of three systems: Your vestibular system Your proprioceptive system Your visual system Your Vestibular System Your […]

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