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Clear Your Mind – Yin Yoga
This 30 minute yin yoga class for your fire element and small intestine meridian will pull and pressurize the tissues of your upper back, shoulder and neck supporting you in clearing your mind. By pulling and pressurizing the deep tissues of your upper back, shoulders and neck you will be stimulating the flow of chi along the energy pathways of your small intestine meridian which will leave you with a clear mind.
Today’s class is a 30 minute minimal cues yin yoga to clear your mind. There will be no instruction except when to come in and out of the yin yoga poses. In this class we assume you have knowledge and experience of the yin postures and the principles of yin. You will be holding your yin postures for 3-5 minutes. Modifications and Options will be given, but briefly to honour minimal cues.
If you would like to go further and explore the teachings of this class in depth, I invite you to join me for my 5 day #clearyourmindchallenge
5 Day #clearyourmindchallenge
We live in a world of noise, excess, overwhelm, overload, overrun with too much of a good thing and our bodies, minds, emotions, energy bodies and spirits cannot possibly adapt
The result is anxiety, insomnia, poor memory, confusion, poor concentration and difficulty prioritizing
Each day we will practice one yin yoga postures which will support you in absorbing the exact nutrients and dosage that you need each day to radiate the balanced expression of your True self in the world.
We will step back from overfeeding ourselves or feeding ourselves the wrong things - physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically, spiritually. Through yin yoga, one posture a day our bodies will be able to tune in #clearyourmindchallenge
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Yin Yoga: Come Home to Your Heart & Take a Mental Break | Minimal Cues YWM 566
Today’s class is a 60 minute minimal cues yin yoga to support you in coming home to your heart and taking a mental break. There will be no instruction except to cue you to come in and out of the yin yoga poses. In this class I assume you have knowledge of the yin postures and the principles of yin. You will be holding your yin postures for 5 minutes. Modifications and Options will be given, but briefly to honour minimal cues.
Props Recommended: bolster, blocks, eye pillow, blanket, yoga strap
30 min Yoga with a Strap | Yoga with Melissa 565
Yoga with a Strap
This is a 30 minute, real time yoga class on how to use a yoga strap. In this class we will use a yoga strap or a yoga belt and I will demonstrate several yoga strap yoga exercises that are suitable for yoga beginners to intermediate yoga practitioners.
The focus will be on using the yoga strap in yoga postures to release your hips and hamstrings. So we will be using the yoga strap for hips stretches and we will be using the yoga strap for hamstring stretches. Additionally I will be using the yoga strap to for shoulder stretches and to improve your shoulder mobility. A lot of focus will be given to how to use the yoga strap for posture as we practice our standing yoga poses. I will show you how to use your yoga strap in boat pose to strengthen your abdominals.
Time throughout the class will be given to show you how to tie the yoga strap in the various postures from savasana or corpse pose, to boat pose, to yoga poses for posture.
Props Needed: 8 or 10 foot yoga strap
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10 min Yoga Breath to Purge Inner Anger, Rage, Frustration & Resentment | YwM 564
10 min Yoga Breath to Purge Inner Anger
In just 10 minutes I am going to offer you 3 yoga breathing techniques to support you in purging inner anger, rage, frustration & resentment. These simple and easy to perform yoga breathing techniques will support you in releasing anger when it feels stuck inside you. According to traditional chinese medicine, anger resides in our liver and so we will spend extra time with yoga breathing to release anger from our liver organ for when anger feels stuck inside our bodies. This is a 10 minute guided yoga breathing to purge the repressed anger, to calm resentment and frustration. You do not need any props for this class. It is all done from a standing position.
How to Advance Your Yoga Practice | Beginner to Intermediate Level Yoga | YwM 563
How to Advance Your Yoga Practice
This is the perfect yoga class to gently guide your beginner yoga practice to the intermediate level. In this yoga class I will show you several tips and tricks for taking your beginner level yoga practice to the intermediate level. There are simple ways to progress your yoga practice and in each pose I will show you how to deepen, advance, elevate and take your practice to the next level.
Poses: Hand to Big Toe Pose, Figure Four Pose and Pigeon Pose, Cat Pose, Lunge Pose, Tree Pose, Chair Pose, Wide Legged Standing Forward Fold, Bridge Pose, Knee to Chest Pose, Reclined Twist Pose, Savasana
Modifications and Variations will be given to listen to your body and to support you in advancing your practice.
Props Used: Yoga Strap, Blocks, Blanket
60 min Live 🤫 Minimal Cues 🤫 Yin Yoga Release the Day 🧘Sequence | YwM 562
Yin Yoga Release the Day
Today’s class is a 60 minute minimal cues yin yoga to release the day. There will be no instruction except when to come in and out of the yin yoga poses. In this class we assume you have knowledge of the yin postures and the principles of yin. You will be holding your yin postures for 5 minutes. Modifications and Options will be given, but briefly to honour minimal cues.
Props Recommended: bolster, blocks, eye pillow, blanket
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Helps my fibromyalgia
I love Melissa’s classes! I’ve been doing them every other day for the past 3 months and fibromyalgia flare ups have greatly dwindled and my emotional state has elevated. I feel more and more like myself and less like I’m trapped in someone else’s painful body! So thank you Melissa! Don’t ever stop!!!
I can do this!
Twenty years ago I could bend like a pretzel but now I’m stiff as a board and 30 lbs heavier. Every other beginner yoga is too difficult. I tried Dr West beginners and I could do all the positions and I feel so relaxed. This is a great first step to gaining back my health!