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Heart Killing Busyness and Overwork in the Attention Economy | Yoga with Melissa 498

September 13, 2019 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yin Yoga The Chinese character for busyness translates as heart killing. In the attention economy where everybody is vying for our attention, it is hard not to be affected by the noise of others. In the attention economy, there is a lot of noise that comes from outside in. We are estranged from ourselves. When […]

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Yin Yang Yoga | Yin Yang Theory | Attention Economy Series | Yoga with Melissa 497

August 30, 2019 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Yin Yang Yoga In the attention economy brands and individuals, that is living and breathing human beings compete for continual growth of likes and followers on different platforms from YouTube to podcasts on ITunes, Facebook, Instagram to Snapchat. Our self worth is tied to the number of followers and likes we have. Each of us, […]

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Why I don´t practice Positive Affirmations

June 24, 2019 Melissa's Blog Posts
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No Positive Affirmations? Positive Affirmations are incredibly popular. Millions of people practice positive affirmations in the morning, to help them sleep, for success, for abundance, for self love, for manifestation, for anxiety, for work. There are positive affirmations for women, for men, and for children. There are daily affirmations, mantras and meditations for an abundance […]

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Beginner Yin Yang Yoga 30 min Full Body Class | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 426

March 9, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class

Yin Yang Yoga Yin and yang are complementary, interconnected, and interdependent forces that interrelate with each other. Yin and Yang for a complementary system in which there is always darkness in light and light in darkness. Consider the symbol of yin and yang and the way night gives way to day. When it comes to […]

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What Can Yoga Do for You | New Year 30 Day Yoga Challenge Day 1

January 1, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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What Can Yoga Do for You If you are wondering what yoga can do for you, in other words the benefits of yoga, then this short 5 minute video is for you. To start off our new year 31 day yoga challenge we will explore what yoga is good for, the advantages of yoga. I […]

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Meditation for Anxiety | Special Guest Joelle Anderson from Kernel of Wisdom

October 18, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts

Meditation for Anxiety Today we have a special guest on Yoga Lifestyle with Dr. Melissa West: Joelle Anderson from Kernel of Wisdom. In this short meditation, Joelle uses a deep belly relaxation breath to help calm the body and the mind. Breathing deeply into the belly can help to stimulate the vagus nerve, signalling the […]

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Melt away anxiety with this relaxing self massage and meditation

April 26, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Melt away anxiety Everyone is stressed out these days. Work, politics, finances, family, relationships … you name it. And with smart phones and social media occupying so much of our time, it’s easy to forget to take time for ourselves. Some of us get so disconnected from ourselves that we don’t even realize how anxious […]

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The Eagles have landed: Vlog 57

March 6, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts

“Eagles” We started the week with some outdoor filming even though it has continued to be cold here in Victoria. Winter and snow and low temperatures still! We filmed in Beacon Hill Park. We toughed it out in the cold to film some Yoga Lifestyle videos for you! Tim talks to you about his new […]

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From One Extreme to Another in Victoria, B.C. : Vlog 56

February 27, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts

Vlog 56 : Victoria Fashion Week I started my week after my Monday morning Live class with our membership community saying hello to you from Esquimalt, across from Victoria. On Tuesday we took a nature break at a public beach on McNeil Bay to enjoy the beautiful spring day. Tuesday morning I had planned out […]

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20 Reasons Why you DON’T Need a New Year’s Resolution if you ALREADY Practice Yoga

December 28, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts

20 Reasons Yogis DON’T Need a New Year’s Resolution Warning this page may take longer to load as I’ve put up lots of video links for you. It’s almost that time of year again. That time when everybody sets a new year’s resolution and starts the self-improvement projects. But if you already practice yoga, and […]

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