Yoga Lifestyle

Yoga to Grow Taller at the Wall with Laura G

July 29, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Grow Taller The wall is a versatile prop, especially for working on posture. We spend so much time during the day looking down and reaching forward that we tend to develop rounded posture. This can even cause us to appear shorter. Using the wall as a prop helps us to stack the body, open the […]

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Therapeutic Yoga For the Neck: Special Guest Laura Goellner from LauraGyoga

May 16, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Neck Yoga This is a short yoga sequence to work on the 4 main components of a healthy neck program. This includes starting with an active warm up to improve circulation and awareness of tension. Next, we move into longer held stretching to decrease muscle tension and calm over active muscles. Once we have created […]

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Yin Yoga, Massage and Aromatherapy for Energy

January 11, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yin Yoga and Aromatherapy It is winter and you may have noticed you have a strong desire to withdraw and hibernate. This is a natural tendency at this time of year as nature turns inwards and the days are shorter. The days are literally colder and there is a natural tend propensity to contract in […]

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20 Reasons Why you DON’T Need a New Year’s Resolution if you ALREADY Practice Yoga

December 28, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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20 Reasons Yogis DON’T Need a New Year’s Resolution Warning this page may take longer to load as I’ve put up lots of video links for you. It’s almost that time of year again. That time when everybody sets a new year’s resolution and starts the self-improvement projects. But if you already practice yoga, and […]

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Christmas Trucks in Victoria : Vlog 44

December 5, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Dressember We began the vlog this week filming Yoga with Melissa 360, a class on How to Balance in Half Moon Balancing Pose. In this class we talked about how our energy is not always constant and how it waxes and wanes, just like the moon depending on the time of day, phase of the […]

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Glass Water Bottles

July 29, 2013 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Where can I buy your water bottle? Hello dear Melissa! Lately I’ve heard very much that the water bottles that are made of plastic are dangerous to use. This got me thinking about how I can bring my water with me. I was worried that the plastic will dissolve in the water and do more […]

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Yoga with Melissa 116 Ayurveda Elements and Doshas: Earth

January 12, 2012 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 116 focuses on the Ayurvedic Earth Element and the Kapha Dosha. This is a vigorous yoga practice designed to bring balance to the solid, dense earth energy of the kapha constitution. This active practice will help to build movement and heat creating harmony for those with strong kapha constitutions. This class was […]

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Yoga with Melissa 107, Beginner Yoga Two: Finding Time

December 5, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 107 is a second beginner yoga class focused on Finding Time. When asked what the biggest challenge they faced in their lives, you responded, time management, lack of time, not enough time, difficulty finding time to do yoga, and being present when you do actually find time to do yoga instead of […]

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Yoga with Melissa 97 The Five Vayus: Vyana Vayu

December 5, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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Yoga with Melissa 97 is on Vyana Vayu. This is the final hatha yoga class in our series of classes on the five vayus. This is the expansive aspect of life force energy. Once we cultivate energy internally through udana vayu, we can then begin to disperse it outwards like spokes on a wheel through […]

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Yoga with Melissa 96 – The Five Vayus Udana Vayu

December 5, 2011 Earlier Yoga Episodes
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 Yoga with Melissa 96 is on Udana Vayu. This hatha yoga class continues our series on the five vayus with udana vayu. This is a more subtle prana of upward moving energy to express your truth, expand your awareness and raise your consciousness. This vayu is active primarily region between your heart and your heat […]

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