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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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Daily Yin Yang Yoga to Go with the Flow | Yoga with Melissa 482

April 12, 2019 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Daily Yin Yang Yoga Today´s yin yang yoga will allow you to ease into going with the flow in your day and your life. It combines the best of yin yoga for the wood element, liver and gallbladder meridians with qigong inspired fusion yoga. In this yin yang yoga class we will focus on going […]

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Full Body Yin Yoga | 60 mins Intermediate | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 435

May 11, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class
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Full Body Yin Yoga In a full-body yin yoga class it can be useful to review the three principles of yin yoga to begin the full body yin yoga practice. #1 Find an appropriate edge. Here we pay attention to our bodies with sensitivity and non-aggression. Tune inwards and listen to your body. You want […]

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Yin Yoga Full Class Hips & Shoulders | 60 min Intermediate | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 432

April 20, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class
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Hips & Shoulders When we practice yin yoga we are getting into the deeper connective tissue or fascia of the body. Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds all the structures of your body, like a web, from your head to your toes. There are three kinds of fascia: superficial (the kind that surrounds your […]

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Yin Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief | Intermediate 60 min | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 427

March 16, 2018 Intermediate Yoga Class

Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief In yin yoga, when we pull and pressurize our connective tissues by putting our bodies into yin yoga postures, we stimulate the flow of energy along meridian pathways. This allows the flow of chi to be strong and mobile. The belief is that it is through the connective tissue that […]

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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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Yin Yoga for Beginners – 3 Tips on How to Practice Yin with Alana Kane Yoga

March 7, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts

Alana Kane Yoga Today my guest is Alana from Alana Kane Yoga. Alana is a yin yoga teacher who fell in love with the practice after experiencing the transformational power of a yin yoga practice for stress and anxiety. Her channel has many classes that are accessible and focused around yin yoga for beginners. This […]

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Valentines Special: 15 min Vinyasa Flow Chest Opener with special guest Mary O’Meara

February 7, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts

15 min Vinyasa Flow Today, we have a special guests on Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa, Mary O’Meara from O’M Yoga with Mary O’Meara. Vinyasa Flow yoga is about connecting our breath to our postures. It is a dynamic style of yoga that allows us to find a moving meditation while transforming our mind, body, and […]

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Yin Yoga for Upper Back Pain Relief | 60 mins | Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 420

January 31, 2018 Beginners Yoga Class

Upper Back Pain Relief Upper Back Pain is probably more accurately represented as upper and middle back pain and can occur anywhere form the base of your neck to the bottom of your rib cage. This part of your back includes your rib cage which attaches to the 12 vertebrae of your spine. It makes […]

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