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Yoga videos and Yoga Membership Site with Dr. Melissa West. Canadas 1 FREE One Hour Weekly Online Yoga Show. Yoga videos and yoga downloads.

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    How to Beat Insomnia in 6 Acupressure Points

    How to Beat Insomnia in 6 Acupressure Points

    In this short video I am going to share 6, easy to remember acupressure points to help you overcome insomnia. These points are specifically designed to get to the root cause of insomnia: overexcitement, anxiety, and worry. The acupressure points are designed to calm your nervous system and promote deep rejuvenating sleep. 



    These acupressure points can be easily incorporated into your bedtime routine. They are simple to follow even if you are completely new to acupressure.

    • 4 min
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    I’m not going to be Silent about this Anymore

    I’m not going to be Silent about this Anymore

    In this vlog style video I am finally sharing my story with you about “yoga for weight loss” across my 22 years of yoga teaching, 15 of them on YouTube. It has been quite a journey and I have a lot I haven’t been saying about it over the years. It is time to speak my truth about this. I’m ready!

    • 11 min
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    1 Thing Vagus Nerve Experts Do that you Probably Don’t

    1 Thing Vagus Nerve Experts Do that you Probably Don’t

    Unlock the secret that experts like Stephen Porges, Deb Dana, and Stanley Rosenberg prioritize but you might not be! Dive into the intriguing world of polyvagal theory, the polyvagal ladder and the vagus nerve where we explore the wisdom of Deb Dana, Stephen Porges, Stanley Rosenberg and their profound insights into the nervous system.



    Discover what is most important about vagus nerve regulation.



    Find out about emotional regulation and safety.

    • 2 min
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    The Secret Behind the Vagus Nerve Reset

    The Secret Behind the Vagus Nerve Reset

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    In this short video, I will share with you the secrets behind the basic exercise. If you are curious what creates a parasympathetic nervous system response in the nervous system reset, I will show you in this video.



    This video will begin by going step-by-step through the vagus nerve reset or basic exercise. Then we will delve into the science behind the yawn, sigh, and saliva production response initiated by the specific eye movements of the exercise.



    You can follow along as I demonstrate the exercise and find out how the movements can regulate your nervous system.



    Here is the link to the full 1 hour Vagus Nerve Reset Yoga Video







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    2 Easy Foot Acupressure Points Instant Headache Relief

    2 Easy Foot Acupressure Points Instant Headache Relief

    In this video I will demonstrate 2 easy acupressure points on your feet to relieve headaches fast.



    Great surge: Also known as LIVER-3 or Tai Chong, this point sits in the valley between the big toe and the second toe around 1-2 inches back from the toes. It may help decrease stress, insomnia, and anxiety.



    Above tears: This is also called GallBladder-41 or Zulinqi, and is located between and slightly back from the fourth and fifth toes. A 2017 studyTrusted Source suggested that acupuncture at GB41 and other points was better for reducing migraine episodes than Botox injections or medication.



    Hold each point for 3 mins

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    3 Breathing Exercises for Deep Sleep

    3 Breathing Exercises for Deep Sleep

    Struggling with sleepless nights? In this video I will share with you 3 breathing exercises to guide you into restful sleep. These three breathing techniques are designed to access your parasympathetic nervous system or your “rest and digest.” It will help you unwind, relax, before you go to bed.



    Moon Channel Breathing: Allows you to access the calming energy of the your parasympathetic nervous system and rest and digest. Regulate your nervous system and create calming and soothing energy so you can fall asleep.



    Alternate Nostril Breathing: Is a breath that is known to create balance in your nervous system and also to calm and clear your mind.



    3 Part Breathing: This is one of my favourite breathing techniques for sleep because I find it mimics the rhythm of “falling” asleep.



    Try all three of these breathing techniques and see which one works best for you to invite deep and restful sleep

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