Melanie Lora Meltzer
Focus on the standing poses, twists and backbends that are good for digestion. Remember - a happy belly makes a happy yogi! Be sure to check out the yoga for detox journey series. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 2 blankets, 1 strap
Great class. Thank you,
Kathia R. 3/10/2021
Strong sequence, excellent cues. Melanie's teaching style includes describing the benefits of each pose in a caring, kind way, which is wonderfully effective.
I am not a beginner but this is the perfect class for stretching and strengthening my abdominal area which I need to do on a daily basis. I feel no pain after class and feel amazing the rest of the day. Melanie's cues are awesome, her voice is calming and reassuring, and (for my needs) this is neither too difficult nor too easy, its just right. It has really been a godsend!
I loved this! Thank you!
Melanie is great!
Melanie is great and this is a nice well-rounded class with lots of twists to help detox and digestion
As a beginner, I love ALL of Melanie's classes! She knows exactly the right cues to help out and what I need to reposition. I couldn't believe how quickly this video went by- it was 45 minutes but felt like 5. Thanks Melanie!
I do this class almost every night after dinner and I feel great! Melanie is an awesome teacher, she is definitely one of my favorite!
Is this practice appropriate following a meal? Normally we are told to practice on an empty stomach
A well guided & well rounded flow!
This is a wonderful class with many basic poses put together to aid digestion. I'm beginnermediate and by the end of this class I'm covered in sweat and my previously cranky digestive system (and whole body, really) feels infinitely better.
I felt the class offered sufficient warm up - which isn't always the case with online classes. At the end, she starts savasana but the video cuts out after you get set up so you'll have to bring yourself out of it.
I love Melanie's instruction and cuing - never over does it and somehow manages to point out all the things I need (hips here, rotate this, pull this up, etc). Like the other reviewers, I found it easy to stay focused and in the moment during my practice.
This is also a great class to take if you're feeling bad about yourself, giving yourself a hard time or have had a few rough practices, days, etc. Melanie offers gentle reminders that flow beautifully with the instruction to do the work that honors our bodies. Very nonchalantly body positive and I loved it!
I have taken this class before, but my body wouldn't allow me to finish in one attempt today. I need a break but I will be back in a few moments. #fallintoyogachallenge
After 45 minutes, I feel fantastic & ready to start the day! :) This is great for beginners like me! :)
Instructor was great! I feel wonderful right now. Thanks, Melanie!
Dang this was hard, lol but so good I was sweating like a beast after and I now have heartburn I have a lot of digestive issues I am excited to do this again as I know it will help
I was skeptical about on-line yoga classes, but after taking this one I am sold. Great class and great instructor! I felt great after the class.
I have been practising with your videos for the past 10 days and I wanted to thank you. Your voice is really soothing and helps me to stay focused and release all tensions. your videos for beginners are exactly the right balance and they are extremly useful. thank you :-)
I find myself agreeing with all of the aforementioned remarks. Melanie's voice and guidance make it almost effortless to be in the here and now, leaving all other worries temporarily off your mat.
I really liked the way you teach thus i keep wanting more, hope you come back soon and congrats on your new baby. Cant wait to learn more from you, your simply inspiring and amazing
Awesome class Melanie! I really feel refreshed and definitely detoxed!
Nice slow pace and a very well rounded flow!
Although I am not a beginner sometimes I just need to unwind and breathe, especially at the end of a long day. This class is perfect for that and Melanies voice and guidance are so irresistible that I find myself effectively being pulled into the moment and away from any distracting thoughts.
This is one where you just feel fantastic after. Great pacing and cuing from Melanie!
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