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Why Release Fascia? | Calves and Malasana

February 6, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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fascia and yoga In this short yoga video I will answer the question, why release fascia. There is some debate in the field of myofascial release about the effectiveness of myofascial release right now. Do the foam rollers and balls used to release fascia actually work? How does myofascial release work with yoga? In this […]

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How to Release Fascia | Foot Release Plantar Fascia and Downdog | Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa

January 30, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Release Fascia In this short video we will be exploring how to release fascia in a way that is effective for our yoga practice. We will begin by answering the questions: What is Fascia? What is myofascial release? How does it work with foam rollers and balls. In this video we will do some myofascial […]

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Restorative Yoga with Self Myofascial Release | Yoga with Melissa 471

January 28, 2019 Beginners Yoga Class
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Myofascial Release Self myofascial release of your plantar fascia, pec minor, erector spinae, subscapularis, and neck will be offered before you go into your restorative pose allowing you to release more deeply into each restorative yoga pose in this class. The ability to release myofascial tension in restorative yoga is greatly increased when we apply […]

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What is Fascia Release? Neck Release for Neck Pain Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa

January 23, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Fascia Release In this short video I will talk about myofascial release, what it is and how it relates to yoga. I will talk about the foam rollers and balls that people are using for myofascial release and how those work. Later in the video we will use the examples of our neck pain and […]

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Restorative Yoga for the New Year | Yoga with Melissa 467

December 29, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Restorative Yoga In this restorative yoga class for energy I will share with you the biggest and most common mistake you can avoid making when setting your intention for the new year. At this time of year there is a tremendous amount of energy to get up and do something, to make something happen. Whether […]

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Yin Yang Yoga for Holiday Meal Digestion | Yoga with Melissa 465

December 14, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yin Yang Yoga for Holidays As we enter into the holiday season all the enjoyment of super yummy food, extra travel and holiday stress can wreak havoc on our digestive systems. Digestive issues from the stomach pain of overeating, gas, heartburn, acid reflux, and constipation are common with big holiday meals. You are offering the […]

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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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Yin Yang Yoga for Night Time Heart Protection | Yoga with Melissa 455

October 5, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yin Yang Yoga for Night This full length 60 min Yin Yang Yoga for night time combines the best of yin yoga and hatha yoga to protect your heart in preparation for the best night sleep. We will focus on the fire element and the pericardium meridian. The pericardium is not only provides the heart […]

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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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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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