yoga for your spine

Round Bolster or Rectangle Bolster: Restorative Yoga Masterclass : Yoga with Melissa Episode 334

June 3, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Restorative Yoga Masterclass Today’s restorative yoga class explores the difference between a round bolster and a rectangle bolster. We begin with a guided relaxation to center you and bring your focus inwards. From there we move your spine in all four directions with a supported twist, backbend, side bend and forward bend. There are restorative […]

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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 312 Awakening Your True Self Series: Non-Identification

January 1, 2016 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Non-Identification We continue our mindfulness based yoga series with the final letter of the acronym RAIN. This phrase was first coined by Michele McDonald and has since been used by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. I first used the acronym RAIN in Namaste Yoga 211 in the Hanuman Series on Taming Your Monkey Mind RAIN […]

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Yoga for Concentration 50 min | Drishti & Ahimsa | Yoga with Melissa 295

September 4, 2015 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Nonviolence Welcome to a brand new series on Namaste Yoga. When we asked you what your biggest obstacle to practicing yoga, many of you spoke of interruptions and distractions, putting your yoga time first before other demands. Some of you spoke about how your mind is full of other things, a lot of you talked […]

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Yoga Classes for Your Spine

March 12, 2014 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Free Spinal Yoga Classes ) Today’s question comes to us from Pat via email and she requested a yoga class for her spine: Let me share with you my favourite pose for your spine before I share with you several links to classes that will be luxurious gifts for your spine. Cat Pose Namaste Yoga […]

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Yoga with Melissa 14: Releasing Spinal Tension with Dr. Melissa West

December 20, 2009 Earlier Yoga Episodes

In Yoga with Melissa 14, Melissa will take you through a series of yoga postures to release the tension that accumulates in your spine. We will begin with a guided relaxation and breath practice to bring awareness to your spine. From there side bends and twists open the individual vertebrae of your spine. Flexion and […]

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