yoga for shoulders

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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Help! My Neck, Shoulders and Knees Hurt! How to Modify Melting Heart Yin Yoga Pose

February 14, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Modify Melting Heart If your neck, shoulders or knees hurt in melting heart yin yoga pose or anahatasana then the modifications offered in this short video will be of benefit for you. In this short yin yoga pose video on melting heart pose we will discuss the benefits of melting heart pose as well as […]

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Yin Yoga for Tense and Stiff Shoulder Pain 60 min | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 422

February 9, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Shoulder Pain Are your shoulders are stiff and tense like mine? If you are like me I know you have tried a lot of things from massage, ibuprofen, heat and ice, and even exercises and movements to help relieve the shoulder pain. In this video I am going to show something different, how to get […]

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Restorative Yoga | Restorative Yoga for Neck and Shoulders | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 407

October 28, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Restorative Yoga We spend so much time rushing, pushing, trying to achieve and complete our to-do lists. Our life is spent attending to the external demands of our lives and in complete devotion to our overflowing schedules. When we move too quickly and follow the relentless fast pace of the dominant culture in which we […]

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Yoga with Melissa 385 Heart Stabilization Series: Acceptance

May 26, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Acceptance Acceptance is a theme that has pursued me on my spiritual path for well over a decade now. When I did the various levels of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Training I took, we focused on various themes from befriending, awareness, acceptance, truth, discernment, truth in action and flow. In them we wore name tags […]

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Beginner Friendly Yin Yoga Class with Kassandra: Episode 366

January 13, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Special Yin Yoga Class with Kassandra ​Today’s Yoga with Melissa class is a collaboration and features a special guest, Kassandra from YouTube channel Yoga with Kassandra. Kassandra has kindly filmed a yin yoga class for all of you. This beginner friendly yin yoga class is a fantastic way to give your joints some TLC. Yin […]

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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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Namaste Yoga 327 Awakening to Your True Self Series, The Six Perfections: Patience

April 15, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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The Six Perfections: Patience In our Awakening Your True Self Series we are exploring the Six Paramitas or Six Perfections. The intention behind cultivating the six perfections is for the development of compassion. It is considered a path of the Bodhisattva. Today we are reflecting on the third paramita or third perfection which is ksanti […]

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Awakening Your True Self Series Aversion Part 2

February 26, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Aversion This week we continue with the five hindrances. The five hindrances are common mental states that arise in our practice and lives that can impede our practice. They have been observed and taught as part of Buddhist studies. In teaching about the five hindrances, Sharon Salzberg quotes the Buddha, he says, “Our minds are […]

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Yoga with Melissa 317 Awakening Your True Self Series: Equanimity

February 5, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Equanimity This week in our Awakening to Your True Self Series, we continue with the four Brahma Viharas. These translate as supreme states, desired dwelling, divine abiding, or our best home. They include loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. The brahma viharas or the four divine abodes are the teachings on the way we relate […]

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