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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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How to Make a Smoothie Bowl

September 7, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Easy Healthy Breakfast for School and Work Mornings that Your Kids are going to love too! Today my friend Christine Salus is showing us how to make an easy, healthy, peanut free easy, healthy smoothie bowl that is great for those busy back to school mornings or mornings that you have to get off to work. This […]

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What does OM mean

October 1, 2012 Yoga with Melissa Episodes

Hannah from the membership site Also I’ve avoided “om” so far in my yogic experience as I have no idea what the hell it means or is, or why or what?! (I’m analyzing, and I now know why!) Om is the prime mantra of the higher Self. As such it attunes us with our true […]

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Personalized 40 Day Sadhana from Dr Melissa West

September 8, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Over the last month the members have had exclusive access to these 40 day sadhanas and now we are opening them up to the public. It has truly been an honour to create these personalized practices over the last month or so. You will receive an intake form and once you complete that I begin […]

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How to Balance in Lunge Pose

September 5, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Today’s question comes to us from Facebook from Amber Hi Dr. West! I am still enjoying your class. I just finished video 132 for beginners, I can never keep my balance in the lunge poses. I always fall to the opposite side of the leg I have forward. Is that normal? Is it because I […]

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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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Yoga for Eyes

August 27, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Hello Melissa, Thank you for being you.! I am wondering about eyes. I suffer from extremely dry eyes and I treat them with over the counter lubricating drops. I notice that when I do yoga my eyes moisten and feel completely normal. What a great surprise and relief it is to get rid of the […]

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Yoga for Allergies

August 22, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Today’s question comes to us from Namaste Yoga member Sean Yoga for Allergies? Wow so its been awhile since I’ve had any sort of allergic sneezing spells! But I can’t even sit very long before I start another sneezing fit! What kind of yoga could I do that would stop the sneezing? Maybe the breathing […]

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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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How to breath during Yoga with Dr. Melissa West

August 9, 2012 Melissa's Blog Posts

Debbie from FB Could you tell me the best video to teach me the right way to breathe during yoga. Thank you. This is a great question and a difficult one to answer because teaching good breathing is one of the main cornerstones of my teaching philosophy … so many of my classes focus on […]

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