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How to do Yoga Stretches for Back Pain | 30 Day New Year Yoga Challenge | Day 13

January 13, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga Stretches for Back Pain On Day 13 of our 30 day yoga challenge I will be sharing with how to do yoga stretches for back pain. If you have back pain or lower back pain, these are the best lower back stretches that I know for lower back pain. I am going to share […]

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Holiday Special Yin Yoga for the New Year: Liver Meridian| Detox | 90 mins | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West #416

December 30, 2017 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Liver Meridian Happy New Year! In this Holiday Special New Year Live intermediate Yin Yoga class we will be doing a liver meridian detox. In our culture the new year is a time of new beginnings. To support us at this time of year it is important that our liver is functioning well. As we […]

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Yoga with Melissa 365 Moving at the Speed of Our Bodies: Inner Balance and Abundance

January 6, 2017 Advanced Yoga Class
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Balance and Abundance Yoga with Melissa 365 Moving at the Speed of Our Bodies: Inner Balance and Abundance Brahmacharya and Aparigraha As we come into the New Year we enter a time when we have excessive expectations from our body. We want extravagant gains financially, professionally, and for our lives in general. We desire unreasonable […]

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Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 247 | Natarajasana/Dancer Pose | Chest Opener Yoga | 50 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class

October 3, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Nourish your Soul This 50 minute intermediate hatha yoga class will teach you the yoga position natarajasna or dancer pose. The yoga posture is a basic yoga pose and through the class you will learn simple yoga poses and yoga positions for chest and shoulder pain. This hatha yoga class is filled with chest opener […]

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Yoga with Melissa 201, Yoga for Your Nervous System, Benefits of Yoga Series

October 25, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Intermediate Yoga Class Your central nervous system includes your brain and your spinal chord. There are many nerves that connect your brain and body parts and organs through your spinal chords. Your nerves exit your sine between your vertebral foramina. If your spinal column is compressed, out of alignment or your discs have wear and […]

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Yoga with Melissa #198 Benefits of Yoga Series : Digestion Assimilation and Elimination

October 4, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga for Digestion Assimilation and Elimination Good digestion is about absorbing what you need and eliminating what you do not – physically, emotionally, mentally, energetically, spiritually. When your digestive system is healthy you will be able to receive nourishment from your food and people in your life. Good digestion means letting yourself be nurtured and […]

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​Yoga with Melissa 189​: Yoga for Purification, Durga Series: Maha Gauri.

August 2, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Maha Gauri: Purifying Intermediate Yoga Practice This week as we come to the penultimate class in our Durga series we take come to Maha Gauri who is the exact opposite from Kaal Ratri Durga. Whereas Kaal Ratri Durga was dark, Maha Gauri is all light. Maha Gauri is means extremely white as she is white […]

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Yoga with Melissa 188, Fearless Yoga: Kaal Ratri Durga, Fire Breathing Goddess, Durga Series

July 26, 2013 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa Episode 188 Kaal Ratri Durga: A Fire Breathing Benevolent Goddess A fire breathing benevolent Goddess We have reached the most violent form of Durga with Kaal Ratri Durga. She is black like the Goddess Kali, she breathes fire, she has wild and crazy hair, lightening coming from her necklace, she carries a […]

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From Darkness to Light, Durga Series: Katyayani Durga, Yoga with Melissa 187

July 19, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Durga Series: Katyayani Durga Katyayani Durga is the sixth form of Durga and she is worshiped on the sixth day of Navaratri. She is the daughter of the sage Katyayana. She has four arms. In her arms she carries a sword, shield, lotus and her final hand offers a blessing. Katyayani Durga rides a lion. […]

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Self Nurturing Yoga, Durga Series Skanda Mata Nurturing Mother, Yoga with Melissa 186

July 12, 2013 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Show Notes for Episode 186 She is the mother of Skanda or Kumara Kartikeya in his infant form who would later lead in the war against the demons. She is worshiped on the fifth day of Navratri and on this day the devotee moves to the fifth chakra, vishuddha chakra. The fifth chakra is about […]

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