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How to do Cobra Pose | 30 Day New Year Challenge | Day 19

January 19, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts

How to do Cobra Pose On day 19 of our 30 day yoga challenge, I will show you how to do cobra pose. This short yoga video will demonstrate 3 modifications of cobra pose. We will go over the benefits of cobra pose as well as the specific benefits of cobra pose for back pain. […]

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How to do Yoga at Home | New Year 30 Day Yoga Challenge | Day 4

January 4, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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So how can you do yoga at home? I would suggest it starts the day before. #1 Figure out what time of day is going to be best for your yoga practice. It might be first thing in the morning before you go to work, but if you have to be at work early, that […]

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How to Start Yoga at Home for Beginners | New Year 30 Day Yoga Challenge | Day 3

January 3, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts

How to Start Yoga For the third day of our 30 day yoga challenge for the new year we are talking about starting yoga at home if are a beginner yoga student. If you are brand new to yoga, I will take you step by step through how to start yoga at home for beginners. […]

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Types of Yoga | Difference Between Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga | Which is Right for You?

October 11, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts

Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga Have you ever been curious about the difference between yin yoga and restorative yoga? If so, this video is for you. Yin yoga and restorative yoga are similar in that they both hold poses for long periods of time anywhere from 3 minutes upwards to 10 or even 20 minutes […]

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Complete Beginner Yoga Class: Yoga with Melissa 333

May 27, 2016 Beginners Yoga Class
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Complete Beginner Yoga Today’s yoga class is a beginner’s yoga class for complete beginners. In this yoga class I will offer lots of modifications and explain the benefits of each pose. We will begin with a guided relaxation so that you can check in with your breath and your body and decide what you would […]

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Namaste Yoga 306 Introduction to Spiritual Ecology Beginner Yoga Class

November 20, 2015 Beginners Yoga Class

Spiritual Ecology Intake: Injuries, medical conditions, permission from your doctor to participate in yoga, exercise program? What movements will make my condition worse? What movements will make my condition better? The yoga postures we practice today were created by yogis who lived far away from cities as we know them now. They surrounded themselves in […]

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Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 247 | Natarajasana/Dancer Pose | Chest Opener Yoga | 50 min Intermediate Hatha Yoga Class

October 3, 2014 Intermediate Yoga Class

Nourish your Soul This 50 minute intermediate hatha yoga class will teach you the yoga position natarajasna or dancer pose. The yoga posture is a basic yoga pose and through the class you will learn simple yoga poses and yoga positions for chest and shoulder pain. This hatha yoga class is filled with chest opener […]

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Chaturanga Dandasana Tutorial with Special Guest Teacher Lisa Kerr

July 9, 2013 Melissa's Blog Posts
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How to do Chaturanga Dandasana Today I have a special treat for you. One of the requests that we often get is questions on how to do chaturanga dandasana. Since I am not an Ashtanga Trained Yoga Teacher nor has chaturanga dandasana been part of any of my yoga teacher training I have brought in […]

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