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Most Important Yoga and Meditation Prop for Highly Sensitive People

May 27, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Highly Sensitive People In this video I am going to share with you a simple yoga or meditation prop that is a must have for highly sensitive people. Highly sensitive people notice more details in their environment and react more strongly than other people. They can feel overwhelmed by bright lights and feel overwhelmed by […]

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Psoas Release Using Myofascial Release Tools | Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa

May 15, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Psoas Release The ongoing demands of our fast paced lives create chronic stress, tension and anxiety, releasing your psoas muscle could provide some welcome relief. Back in 2014 I created a 70 minute video for my members called, Intelligent Core, which challenged the notion that we need six pack abs and asked my students to […]

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Hatha Yoga with Self Myofascial Release for Neck and Shoulders | Yoga with Melissa 484

April 26, 2019 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Hatha Yoga This 60 minute full length, neck and shoulder self myofascial release hatha yoga class combines the best of hatha yoga and self myofascial release. Based on the latest, most up to date research on myofascial release we will attend to myofascial tissue of your neck and shoulders that have been misaligned due to […]

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Self Myofascial Release Definition | Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa

April 24, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Self Myofascial Release In this short video I will define self myofascial release and how it works. I will explain some of the tools of self myofascial release but also how you can do self myofascial release without tools. I will explain how myofascial release is a neurophysiological response and how that works. In this […]

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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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