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WHAT IF I HAVE A PREVIOUS INJURY OR ILLNESS?

As with any injury or illness, it’s best to discuss this with your doctor prior to any physical activity routine. When you do get cleared, during practice, you should not be experiencing any pain. Pain is our body’s way of letting us know that we need to take care of it. That may mean backing off in a pose, skipping a pose or a skipping a practice all together. Radical, we know! But sometimes our bodies simply need time to heal with some R&R. With that said, we can not speak for you, but we have had many students with chronic pain say that it has diminished or gone away over time with certain yoga practices. Feel free to call if you’d like to talk about what classes might be suitable for you - Colleen @ 575-647-YOGA (9642)

CAN YOGA HELP ME LOSE WEIGHT?

Yoga has helped many bodies realize optimization of the body systems. Digestion and respiration, as well as endocrine, lymphatic and elimination systems will begin to work together. As a result, your metabolism will normalize and you may notice unhealthy cravings diminish. All of these results may help to normalize your weight if you devote yourself to regular practice of any type.

Going to DDY daily creates more energy and peace in my life! I lost about 10 lbs since I started in Jan of 2016. I sleep better, smile more and yoga allows me to be a better therapist! Thank you!

WHY IS THE ROOM HOT or WARM?

Sweating has been considered a therapy since the Roman baths, Scandinavian saunas, and Native American and Aboriginal sweat lodges! Need we say more?

ARE THERE HIGHER GOALS BEYOND FITNESS?

Proper breathing is the key to a long life. Yoga achieves the union of body, mind and spirit through our movement in combination with breath awareness. It can still the mind and as a result, stresses of the outside world start to melt away.

In Nov. of 2014 I tried a hot yoga class and barely made it through but I felt great! I tried another hot class and did much better but when I found Yin Yoga with Deidra I was hooked!

I lost myself the last couple of years and became hard-hearted and bitter. Yoga has helped me re-connect with my true self, my kind and compassionate self.

April

WHAT ETIQUETTE SHOULD I FOLLOW AT DDY?

  • Leave your shoes and belongings outside the studio in a cubby so as to keep the studio clutter-free and allows the chi to flow as all of us practice.
  • Leave your cell phone in the lobby in a cubby in the OFF position unless you are a healthcare professional; leave on vibrate under your mat.
  • Come early enough to settle in and take a few deep breaths.
  • If you are late, please make your entrance as quiet as a mouse.
  • Subtle deodorant is fine; strong perfumes or lotions are not.
  • Allow your breath to be your gage - notice it, follow it, and adjust the “depth” of your practice accordingly. Most importantly, keep it flowing!
  • Please leave your space as you found it - this includes all props. Put them back in the space and order that you found them.
  • Consider shifting from a “I can’t do it” to “I’ll try it” approach. Be curious, explore, become familiar with how YOUR body moves.
  • Be kind to yourself. Yoga should never hurt!