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Intermediate Hatha Yoga Flow for Digestion

November 13, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Digestion This intermediate hatha yoga flow for digestion was designed to break the cycles of bloating, gas, constipation and diarrhea that are common with irritable bowel syndrome. The gentle flow of this hatha yoga class is designed to restore motility of your gut, calm your nervous system and open your awareness to reduce stress and […]

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How Yoga Hand Mudras Work

November 6, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Hand Mudras One of the things I hear from my students almost everyday is frustration over not being able to continue with their physical yoga poses for various reasons. Maybe they are confined to their beds recovering from surgery or healing from illness. Maybe they have an injury. Maybe they are travelling and they do […]

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Beginner Hatha Yoga for Digestion

October 30, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Yoga for Digestion This is a short beginner hatha yoga class for digestion. My beginner yoga classes focus on simple, easy to follow hatha yoga poses, with step by step instructions and lots of modifications. These beginner classes are actually for beginners and will not leave you frustrated because they are too hard or difficult […]

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Intermediate to Advanced Myofascial Digestive Release with 9” Inflatable Ball

October 16, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Myofascial Digestive Release In this short advanced myofascial release practice for your digestive system, we will use a 9” inflatable ball to take a journey through your digestive system. The journey begins by stimulating your diaphragm and diaphragmatic breathing to bring more oxygen to your digestive organs so they can more effectively digest nutrients and […]

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Beginner Self Massage for Digestion

September 18, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Self Massage for Digestion This short beginner myofascial release for your digestive system is essentially a self-massage for your digestive system that you can do anytime. Just five minutes in the morning will free you up your entire body for the day ahead and address stress and toxicity before they even had a chance to […]

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Beginner Diaphragmatic Breathing for Digestion

September 12, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Breathing for Digestion This short beginner diaphragmatic breathing class for digestion will activate your parasympathetic nervous system known as your rest and digest. It will help you avoid constipation, acid reflux and IBS. It will balance your alkalinity and reduce inflammation. It will detoxify your body by supporting your lymphatic system. Your diaphragm separates your […]

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5 Reasons Why Back to School is the Best Time for Yin Yoga

August 26, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Best Time for Yin Yoga Every year it happens. I swear it won’t and yet somehow it does. Back to school rolls around and what starts as enthusiastic passion reveals itself as overburdening myself with too many activities and an overflowing schedule. The long days of summer start to slip away and the darkness of […]

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Breathing Exercises, Digestion, and How to Grow Taller with Yoga

August 1, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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breathing exercises This past month I listened to a Ted Talk by Max Strom called Breathe to Heal. This Ted Talk had quite an impact on me and in a moment, I will tell you why. Max Strom is just as gentle and as kind as he is in his Ted Talk. I know, because […]

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Taking a Break from YouTube | August 2019 Yoga with Melissa

July 30, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Taking a Break This video is going to explain a little bit more about the break that Tim and I are going to be taking from YouTube as well as what to expect in August of 2019. The launch of short 10 minute breathing videos on the Yoga with Melissa channel have been incredibly successful […]

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Yoga to Grow Taller at the Wall with Laura G

July 29, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Grow Taller The wall is a versatile prop, especially for working on posture. We spend so much time during the day looking down and reaching forward that we tend to develop rounded posture. This can even cause us to appear shorter. Using the wall as a prop helps us to stack the body, open the […]

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