Yoga with Dr. Melissa West

Full Body Yin Yoga | 60 mins Intermediate | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 435

May 11, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Full Body Yin Yoga In a full-body yin yoga class it can be useful to review the three principles of yin yoga to begin the full body yin yoga practice. #1 Find an appropriate edge. Here we pay attention to our bodies with sensitivity and non-aggression. Tune inwards and listen to your body. You want […]

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Yoga Nidra/Sleep Yoga for Anxiety | 30 mins Guided Meditation | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 434

May 4, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga for Anxiety This full length guided yoga nidra/sleep yoga for anxiety will help you let go of anxiety and stress to experience a deep inner peace and calm. Through the practice of yoga nidra we can surrender the ceaseless nature of the restless mind, let go of the accumulated tension in the body, stop, […]

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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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Yoga Nidra for Sleep Yoga Guided Meditation 20 mins | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 430

April 6, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Sleep Yoga This full length yoga nidra for sleep guided meditation will help your body and mind to easily fall into a deep sleep. If you suffer from insomnia, yoga nidra is a wonderful practice to regenerate and re-balance. Yoga nidra is a powerful meditation to access deep restorative sleep that will allow your body […]

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Yin Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief | Intermediate 60 min | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 427

March 16, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief In yin yoga, when we pull and pressurize our connective tissues by putting our bodies into yin yoga postures, we stimulate the flow of energy along meridian pathways. This allows the flow of chi to be strong and mobile. The belief is that it is through the connective tissue that […]

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Beginner Yin Yang Yoga 30 min Full Body Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 426

March 9, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yin Yang Yoga Yin and yang are complementary, interconnected, and interdependent forces that interrelate with each other. Yin and Yang for a complementary system in which there is always darkness in light and light in darkness. Consider the symbol of yin and yang and the way night gives way to day. When it comes to […]

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Yoga Nidra Sleep Yoga Guided Meditation for Beginners 20 mins | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 425

March 2, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga Nidra Yoga nidra is a guided meditation that takes you to a place of relaxed, spacious awareness. You will be guided into a state of effortless non-doing. Through your experience of yoga nidra you will enter into a conscious sleep where your mind slows down and your thoughts move further and further away from […]

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The Ultimate Secret of Yin Yoga for Legs | 60 mins | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 424 LIVE

February 26, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yin Yoga for Legs In this yin yoga class for your legs we will focus on the quadriceps, inner thighs (adductors) outer thighs (abductors) and hamstrings. Yin yoga for legs is entirely appropriate because yin yoga is generally intended to target the lower body. The lower body, including your hips, pelvis, inner thighs and lower […]

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Yin Yoga for Upper Back Pain Relief | 60 mins | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 420

January 31, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Upper Back Pain Relief Upper Back Pain is probably more accurately represented as upper and middle back pain and can occur anywhere form the base of your neck to the bottom of your rib cage. This part of your back includes your rib cage which attaches to the 12 vertebrae of your spine. It makes […]

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How to Use Yoga Inversion Swing | 30 Day New Year Challenge | Day 17

January 17, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga Inversion Swing On day 16 of our 30 day challenge I show you how to use an inversion swing. In this video I talk about two main reasons why you would want to use a yoga sling or a yoga trapeze is a much safer way to do yoga inversions. Inversions like headstand and […]

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