Melissa Eisler

Certified Yoga and Meditation Instructor and Writer

Melissa is the Senior Content Strategist at the Chopra Center. Also a yoga instructor, she is passionate about motivating people to live a healthy, balanced, and purposeful life. Melissa is the author of The Type A's Guide to Mindfulness: Meditation for Busy Minds and Busy People, a practical guide for new meditators in the modern world, and the creator of mindfulminutes.com, a personal blog about mindfulness and life balance in the digital age. 

Melissa teaches Vinyasa classes at her favorite studio in San Diego, meditation and yoga to kids and families in the oncology ward at Rady’s Children’s Hospital, and yoga classes in corporate settings. 

Her favorite part of teaching and writing about the world of yoga and mindfulness is the challenge of figuring out where people are in their journey, and meeting them there. It's about encouraging her students and readers to challenge their bodies and open their minds and hearts each time they step onto the yoga mat or open an article to read. It’s about finding the right way to reach people and connect with them so they can understand, relate to, and benefit from the practices of yoga, meditation, and all of the ancient wisdom and teachings.

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Articles by Melissa Eisler

What better way to strengthen your connection to the air element than through your daily yoga practice? To get started, try these seven poses.Read More
meditation at home
Creating a sacred space can be a powerful part of the meditation experience, even on the go. Follow these steps next time you’re in need of meditation and are away from your normal routine.Read More
woman doing yoga
Learn to nourish yourself with these yoga poses that are aimed to balance the water element within you.Read More
How to Stay Emotionally Balanced if Your an Empath
If you’re a natural empath, chances are you’ve felt the weight of the world on your shoulders. To reap the benefits of empathy, you need to understand how to make it work for you so you don’t become a victim to other people’s emotions and thought processes.Read More
A young woman in head-to-knee forward bend yoga pose (Janu Sirsasana)
A great way to increase your connection with the earth element is to practice grounding yoga poses. Here are eight poses to help you find a sense of stability and security, and improve your balance.Read More