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Power Yoga Basics with Michelle Goldstein – Yoga with Melissa 419

January 19, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Power Yoga Basics Learn the basic structure and feel of a power yoga class, with this simple, cardiovascular yoga flow. Power yoga is a dynamic yoga practice that combines strength building, breath work and mindfulness for an all over body workout. About Michelle: Michelle Goldstein is co-founder of Heart Alchemy Yoga, LA’s fastest growing yoga […]

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Yoga for Loneliness, Yoga for Emotional Healing, Yoga with Melissa 395

August 4, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga for Loneliness It is not unusual to feel like we are isolated, all alone in our experience. When we feel this way, we feel a sense of loneliness, a sense of separation in our experience and a lack of connection. We feel cut off from each other and the natural world. Recently, I have […]

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45 Minute Yoga Flow Class for Beginners : Yoga with Melissa Episode 370

February 10, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga Flow for Beginners Today we have a special guest on Yoga with Melissa, Christina D’Arrigo from ChriskaYoga. This is a 45 minute yoga flow class for beginners by our guest this week, Christina from ChriskaYoga! If you are looking to try a yoga flow class at the beginner level, then this video will be […]

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Yoga with Melissa 369 How to Balance in Chair Pose, Awkward Pose or Utkatasana

February 3, 2017 Intermediate Yoga Class
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How to Balance in Chair Pose Members I recommend that you do the connective tissue class for feet before this class and remember we are doing a 28 day challenge with this for Fascia February in our Membership Community David Whyte says : “to be courageous means to seat our feelings deeply in our body […]

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Yoga with Melissa 368 Moving at the Speed of Our Bodies, Yoga for Stillness, Relief from Nervous Agitation

January 27, 2017 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 368 Are you exhausted, worn out, spinning your wheels, going in every direction, multitasking without getting results, anxious, restless, tense, nervous, fearful, agitated, sleepless, or a bundle of nerves? Then this class from our moving at the speed of your body series is for you. “Out of deep stillness, movement is created.” […]

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Thank you for your support through Dressember : Vlog 48

January 2, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Thank you : Vlog 48 We started our week with a hike at China Beach. Trinity and I wanted to go to Mystic Beach, but Tim tricked us into China Beach. It was a wet and damp to your bones day in B.C. China Beach has a lot of stairs! The waves were huge. I […]

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My surprise Christmas Gift from the family : Vlog 47

December 26, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Christmas Week Vlog This week is all about getting ready for Christmas. Thank you so much for your support for Dressember. Because of your support our team has raised over $2,000 so far to help end human trafficking. If you are still feeling in the Christmas spirit you can donate here. I’ve grown so much […]

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How to do Wild Thing Pose

August 10, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Wild Thing Pose Hi I’m Dr. Melissa West Welcome to Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa Today we have a question that comes via my website contact form: Hi Melissa! Nice to write you again 🙂 After a little while, I am taking up again yoga classes. Recently, I did the Aversion episodes, I they was so […]

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What are Mala Beads?

August 15, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Meditating with Mala Beads Today I wanted to share with you a sacred meditation tool : mala beads. Most mala beads have 108 beads. 108 is a very sacred number. There are said to be a total of 108 energy lines converging to form the heart chakra. There 108 Upanishads. It is said if one […]

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Yoga with Melissa 108 Vishnu Series: Garudasana or Eagle

December 5, 2011 Beginners Yoga Class
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Yoga with Melissa 108 is on Garudasana or Eagle Pose. Over the next eight weeks we will embark on a special series of hatha yoga classes related to Vishnu, the Hindu God of Preservation. The Hindu God’s give us an opportunity to reflect on their qualities, trials and tribulations within our own personal experiences in […]

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