Yoga with Melissa West

Take Refuge from Consumerism with this Hatha Yoga | Yoga with Melissa 462

November 26, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Full Hatha Yoga Class This intermediate hatha yoga class is a place of shelter, safety, protection and relief from the excessive consumerism and drive to accumulate that has become characteristic the commercial push of Black Friday only hours after the celebration of American Thanksgiving. In this intermediate hatha yoga class we will take the time […]

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Yoga Evening Routine After Standing All Day on Concrete

October 24, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Standing All Day Relief If your feet hurt after standing all day at work on concrete, in the rest of this video I am going to share with you three yoga exercises to relieve your sore feet. This video is all about foot pain relief if you stand all day at work, although your legs […]

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Hatha Yoga Bedtime Sequence: Yoga with Melissa 457

October 19, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Bedtime Yoga This 60 minute hatha yoga bedtime sequence will help to prepare your body for deep rest. Hatha translates as ¨sun and moon¨ yoga means to yoke, to join or unite. In this hatha yoga class we will be connecting with the lunar energy which is more quiet, reflective and receptive than the sun […]

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Yoga Nidra for Exhaustion | Yoga with Melissa West 456

October 12, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga for Exhaustion When we are exhausted it is not uncommon for us to feel anxious, scattered, unbalanced, exhausted, tired, moody, restless and experience insomnia. Exhaustion is a sign that we have overspent our energetic reserves.In this yoga nidra guided meditation we will gather the flow of chi, accumulating prana with responsibility, skill and sensitivity. […]

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Precious Human Life| Hatha Yoga for Gratitude | Yoga with Melissa 453

September 25, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Celebrating 9 Years on YouTube Part 1 Part 2 To celebrate nine years of Yoga with Melissa we will practice a Hatha Yoga Class for Gratitude with a focus on the first of the four reminders in Buddhist practice: Precious Human Life. We have been born at the most incredible time with access to a […]

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Recipe – How to Make Matcha Latte with Almond Milk

February 21, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Matcha Latte Maybe you’ve heard all the buzz about matcha green tea, but you’ve wondered about all the hype. What exactly are the health benefits? Is it really a good alternative to my coffee or even my green smoothie? In this video I will be explaining the health benefits of a matcha latte and showing […]

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5 Best Hatha Yoga Poses to Relieve Constipation

November 8, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Relieve Constipation Do you suffer from constipation? If so this video with my 5 Best Hatha Yoga Poses to Relieve Constipation is for You 🙂 You may be experiencing constipation if you are passing less than 3 stools a week, have lumpy or hard stools, are straining to have a bowel movement, feel as though […]

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Yoga Inversions: Benefit of Handstand vs. Other Yoga Inversions

October 25, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga Inversions Have you ever wondered if you need to be doing those difficult and acrobatic inversions in yoga? Are all inversions created equal? Stay tuned to find out.   Recently my friend Christina from Chriska Yoga put out a video called: How to do Handstand. It went through how to do handstand and all […]

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Depression, Yoga for Depression, Yoga for Emotional Balance, Yoga with Melissa 398

August 25, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga for Depression ¨Our being is a brilliant pattern of energies, a spectrum of possibilities. At every moment we have the capacity to experience the open dimension of what we are.¨ Ngakpa Chogyam and Khandro Dechen ¨Emotions are intelligent expressions of energy that can lead us to our awakened nature.¨ Reggie Ray Depression, like any […]

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Resentment, Yoga for Emotional Balance, Yoga with Melissa 397

August 18, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Resentment If you haven’t done the first two class in this series 391, 392, go back and start there. Those classes are foundational for this series. Resentment is a natural and healthy emotion. It is defined as a bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly. Just like the other emotions we have opened to experience, […]

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