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Yoga with Melissa 394 – 50 min Yoga Practice for Anger, Yoga for Emotional Healing Series

July 28, 2017 Intermediate Yoga Class

Yoga Practice for Anger Anger can be a very scary emotion. It can be an emotion that we do not want to relate to whether we are experiencing it or whether we are watching somebody else express it. Anger is a very direct emotion. It is an emotion that puts is in connection with our […]

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Summer Favourites: Yoga Classes for Summer

June 7, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts

Yoga Classes for Summer If you are looking for my top picks from almost 400 yoga videos for the summer months, your must-do yoga classes for summer, then this short video is for you 🙂 Hi I´m Dr. Melissa West, host of Yoga with Melissa, real yoga for real people, yoga so you can move […]

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Can Taking a Probiotic Help Alleviate Anxiety?

May 10, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts

Probiotic Help Alleviate Anxiety? Last week when I had the opportunity to meet Rebecca Llewellyn from BioK, the world leader in probiotics, the main question I wanted to ask her was: Can taking a probiotic help to alleviate anxiety? Your vagus nerve connects directly from your gut to your brain. Your gut communicates directly with […]

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Yoga with Melissa 381 Heart Stabilization Series: Yoga for Anger

April 28, 2017 Intermediate Yoga Class

Yoga for Anger If I may be so bold, one of the core and unspoken beliefs held by yoga and spiritual communities is that to experience anger is somehow unspiritual or un-yogic. The truth is sometimes life will be all rainbows, lollipops and unicorns and sometimes life will hand us the most antagonistic set of […]

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It’s my Birthday Victoria! Vlog 53

February 6, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts

It’s my Birthday We started our week in Sooke with a little walk while Trinity warmed up for soccer and Tim flew the drone. We soaked up some of the beautiful B.C. coast. Love your imperfections, they are perfectly imperfect, just like in nature. Friday afternoon it was snowing. We had lunch at The Roost. […]

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

February 3, 2017 Intermediate Yoga Class

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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Guided Meditations

August 29, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Today’s question comes to us from Facebook from Namaste Yoga Member Linda: Melissa I was wondering could you make a video of a guided meditation for the members because I’m trying to teach my mom to meditate and she needs some help. Namaste Linda ♥ There are several guided meditations on the membership site: Many […]

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What is Fibromyalgia and How Can Yoga Help?

August 28, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Fibromyalgia is an arthritis related condition which includes chronic muscular pain and stiffness, aches, inflammation, soft tissues tenderness, headaches, dizziness, nausea, cognitive impairment, general fatigue and disturbances in sleep. It affects mostly women between the ages of 30 and 50. Approximately 1 in 50 Americans were estimated to have fibromyalgia in 2004, or between 3 […]

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What can I do about my Monkey Mind?

July 24, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Good Morning Melissa this might be an odd request but I was wondering if you had any tips on focusing on the present moment? I have one of those minds that wanders in the past and in the future lol! I know how to focus but still can only do it for a few seconds […]

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Uncovering Joy on Namaste Yoga with Willow

July 23, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Last night I had a dream I was being chased by a snake in the water. Eventually the snake caught up with me and bit me on my hand. I had to pry the snake off my hand and throw it back in the water. This morning I looked up the meaning of the dream. […]

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