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The Secret to Relaxation

September 28, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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The Secret to Relaxation Today we welcome Jeff from Think Vitality to talk to us about the secret to relaxation. It is simpler and easier than you think 🙂 Qigong breathing or diaphragmatic breathing is incredibly important to invoke a relaxation response. Dr. Herbert Benson was the first to name the relaxation response in the […]

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Why is Savasana so Important?

September 21, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Savasana Important? Today’s question comes to us from Kim via Instagram. Kim wants to know, Why do we do savasana at the end of every yoga class? Great question Kim, thank you so much for asking. Savasana or Corpse pose serves two important purposes in my opinion. Firstly, savasana is a time for you to […]

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How to Make a Smoothie Bowl

September 7, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Easy Healthy Breakfast for School and Work Mornings that Your Kids are going to love too! Today my friend Christine Salus is showing us how to make an easy, healthy, peanut free easy, healthy smoothie bowl that is great for those busy back to school mornings or mornings that you have to get off to work. This […]

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How is Yoga Different than Stretching?

August 31, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga Different than Stretching? Today’s question comes from Mary from Facebook, she wants to know, how is yoga different than stretching? Thank you for a great question Mary 🙂 The short answer to that is that yoga is much more than stretching. While yoga focuses on flexibility, there are also many postures that focus on […]

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Yoga for Menstruation

August 17, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga for Your Menstrual Cycle Hi I’m Dr. Melissa West Welcome to Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa Today we have a question from Facebook. Neha from Facebook asks Hi, I have been practicing yoga for a month now and it is really helping me. I want to know yoga for menstruation days as I don’t want […]

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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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How to do Warrior One

July 27, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Warrior One Hi I’m Dr. Melissa West Welcome to Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa Today we have a question that comes via my website contact form: Today’s question comes from Marcelys from Venezuela 🙂 Hello Melissa! First of all, thank you so much for replied my message about wild thing pose. I am looking forward to […]

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How to Sit Cross Legged

July 20, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Advice for sitting cross legged Hi I’m Dr. Melissa West Welcome to Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa Props Needed: Blocks Today we have a question from Ellen from Facebook 🙂 Ellen from Facebook says: Hello I have been doing your beginner videos every day for about 3 weeks now, and really enjoying them. Do you have […]

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Yoga for Upper Body Strength

July 13, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga for Upper Body Strength Today we are going to be talking about yoga for upper body strength, why it is so important, why yoga is good for strength and muscle and which yoga poses in particular are good for upper body strength. Why is upper body strength so important? The more muscle mass you […]

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Brain Yoga and Pregnancy

July 6, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Brain Yoga and Pregnancy Hi I’m Dr. Melissa West, Welcome to Living Your Yoga. I have one of our favourite guests here for you today here on Living Your yoga. Tim Anderson is here to offer some modifications for rolling for pregnant woman. One of the questions I get asked a lot is what precautions […]

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