yoga exercises for beginners

Beginner Hatha Yoga | How to do Yoga with Tim | Celebrating 500 Episodes and 10 Years on YouTube YwM 500

September 27, 2019 Beginners Yoga Class
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Episode 500 To celebrate 10 years and 500 episodes on YouTube, Melissa goes behind the camera and Tim gets on the mat to welcome beginners and those with beginner’s mind to try yoga. If Tim can do yoga, anybody can do yoga with this 30 minute at home yoga video. You will be laughing your […]

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Beginner Restorative Yoga with Props | Yoga with Melissa 475

February 26, 2019 Beginners Yoga Class
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Beginner Yoga This restorative yoga class for beginners is a full body restorative yoga class with a bolster. If you do not have a bolster I will show you have to use pillows and blankets from around your home to make your own. This fast-paced world asks us to run all the time. The pace […]

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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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YouTube Rewind | Top 10 Most Watched Videos of 2017 on Yoga with Dr. Melissa West

December 13, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts

YouTube Rewind Every year YouTube Rewind does their year in a review through a video recap of their year´s most viral videos, events, memes and music. This year I thought I would do a YouTube Rewind of my own channels for 2017, going back over the top 10 videos of 2017 on both Yoga with […]

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Beginner Yin Yoga 60 min | Mindfulness | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 412

December 1, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Mindfulness – Yin Yoga Norman Blair says ¨our mind is like a chimpanzee in a cappuccino bar.¨ We are intensely stimulated in our consumer culture to want more, buy more and consume more. We are inundated with commercials that keep our mind occupied with messages that preoccupy our mind with feelings of unworthiness and the […]

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Beginner Yin Yoga 60 min | Meridian Energy | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 411

November 25, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class

Meridian Energy Meridians are the energy channels or pathways through which our chi, energy or prana flows. These pathways are often described as waterways that feed the fields of our bodies or rivers of energy. Traditional chinese medicine calls them meridians. Ayurvedic medicine and yoga refers to them as nadis. There are twelve major meridians […]

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Beginner Yin Yoga 60 min | Why We Stress our Joints in Yin Yoga | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 410

November 17, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class

beginner yin yoga Many people misunderstand the intention behind yin yoga, thinking that the long holds in yin yoga ¨stretch¨ the connective tissues, or ligaments, or joint capsules.On the contrary yin yoga stresses the connective tissues, including joint capsules, fascia, ligaments, tendons and even the muscles. Stressing connective tissue is quite different than stretching it. […]

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Beginner Yin Yoga | How to Practice Yin Yoga | 3 Principles of Yin | Yoga With Melissa 409

November 10, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class

How to Practice Yin Yoga Yin Yoga is a genre of yoga that focuses on the deeper connective tissues wrapping around the joints, particularly in your hips, pelvis and lower spine. This is quite different from most forms of yoga which focus on the muscles. With yin yoga we hold yin yoga poses for longer […]

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Beginner Yin Yoga | Yin Yang | Yoga with Melissa 408

November 3, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class
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Beginner Yin Yoga If you are brand new to yoga and get frustrated with other yoga classes on YouTube that move too quickly, don´t give modifications and are too hard to follow, don´t worry, our beginner yoga classes are actually for beginners, people who have never done yoga before. We have a 31 day beginner […]

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Restorative Yoga for Beginners | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 401

September 15, 2017 Beginners Yoga Class

Restorative Yoga for Beginners Because we live in a fast-paced world where we are running all the time, we suffer from insomnia and do not get adequate rest are often completely exhausted physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically and spiritually. Restorative yoga gives us time to restore our energy. In restorative yoga we are practicing supported, passive […]

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