yoga for relaxation

How to Relax with Yoga | 30 Day New Year Challenge | Day 12

January 12, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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How to Relax with Yoga In Day 12 of our 30 Day Yoga Challenge I am going to share with you my favourite restorative yoga poses for relaxation and stress relief. These 3 restorative yoga poses would be ideal to do before yoga nidra to prepare your body for deep relaxation. This yoga relaxation video […]

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Judith Hanson Lasater´s New Restorative Yoga Book – Book Review

December 20, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Judith Hanson Lasater If you are curious about Judith Hanson Lasater’s new book on restorative yoga, then this video is for you. Wed Dec 27 – Overview of 30 Day Challenge coming in January January – 30 day challenge On December 26, 2017 Shambhala will release Judith Hanson Lasater´s brand new restorative yoga book, Restore […]

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Yoga Breathing Exercise for Anxiety | Special Guest Rachel Marie White

October 4, 2017 Yoga Questions and Yoga Answers
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✮ NADI SHODHANA | ONE-NOSTRIL BREATH ✮ Today Rachel Marie White is a special guest on Lifestyle with Melissa West. Rachel is a yoga teacher at Sleepy Santosha where she provides gentle yoga classes for people living with chronic pain and chronic illness. In this video, Rachel will demonstrate how to practice a pranayama or […]

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Jealousy, Envy and Comparison, Yoga for Emotional Balance, Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 399

September 1, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Jealousy ¨Our being is a brilliant pattern of energies, a spectrum of possibilities. At every moment we have the capacity to experience the open dimension of what we are.¨ Ngakpa Chogyam and Khandro Dechen ¨Emotions are intelligent expressions of energy that can lead us to our awakened nature.¨ Reggie Ray Jealousy, envy and comparison, like […]

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Yoga with Melissa 358, Moving At the Speed of Our Bodies: The Pressure Of Our Lives

November 18, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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Pressure This is Real Yoga for Real People so you can move better, feel better and connect with your true nature, Welcome to A Brand New Series Moving At the Speed of Our Bodies, Today’s Class is called: The Pressure of Our Lives We have an incredible amount of pressure in our lives. Our schedules […]

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Yoga with Melissa 355 Back to School Yoga: Endurance

October 28, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Endurance Today’s yoga class is about endurance. In our culture, it is unusual for us to stay with one thing for any length of time. There is so much choice with everything from yoga teachers, yoga styles, food, books, movies, entertainment, and education it is easy for us to go from one thing to the […]

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Complete Beginner Yoga Class: Yoga with Melissa 333

May 27, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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Complete Beginner Yoga Today’s yoga class is a beginner’s yoga class for complete beginners. In this yoga class I will offer lots of modifications and explain the benefits of each pose. We will begin with a guided relaxation so that you can check in with your breath and your body and decide what you would […]

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Namaste Yoga 311 Awakening Your True Self Series: Investigation

December 25, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Investigation Members practice hamstring rescue first. We continue our mindfulness based yoga series with the third letter of Jack Kornfield’s acronym RAIN. The first two weeks we focused on recognition and acceptance. Today we bring awareness to Investigation. Through our yoga practice we can awaken to our True Selves. We can discover new ways to […]

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Namaste Yoga 310 Awakening Your True Self Series: Acceptance

December 18, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Acceptance We continue our mindfulness based yoga series with the second letter of Jack Kronfield’s acronym RAIN. Last week we focused on recognition. This week we bring awareness to acceptance. We can ask ourselves, am I free and loving? It is possible to live with freedom and compassion in all areas of your life. Through […]

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Yoga with Melissa 305 Focused Living Series Wholehearted Dedication

November 13, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Wholehearted Dedication Members Practice First: Upper Back Rehydration Sequence We are going to do a lot things to release your shoulders today in our class. If you would like a super quick actionable checklist of 3 ways to release your shoulders, I will be sharing at the end how to get that. Namaste Yoga 305 […]

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