DYWM has enriched my practices by introducing me to several types of yoga practices that I had not tried before. The detailed instructions for each posture has helped me improve my form and move more deeply into the postures. I appreciate the encouragement that is given during the practices and the reminders to work according to how I feel so that I stay safe and injury free. The varying lengths of the practices allow me to find ones that fit within any time schedule. I really love the use of Sanskrit in identifying the postures and would appreciate more use of it because it helps me feel connected to the tradition of yoga at a deeper level. Thank you for inviting me to share my thoughts with you at DYWM.
I absolutely love the site, have been practising with it for over three years (unfortunately not continuously,due to life circumstances) and it has helped me in many. many ways, both physically and emotionally. I learn everything new every single day I practice (for over a year now, 7 days a week :-). I love it so much that I have just became a suscriber, as I love trying different classes and finding new challengues. The only suggestion I could make (apart from keeping doing it so well) is, perhaps, new and different 30 or 15 days programmes, as I find them very usefull. As a very recent suscriber, I am starting my advance 14 days challengue today, so wish me luck
Thanks for the suggestion. We have more programs and challenges coming, likely in the fall.
Hey - suggestions wise, I’m practicing at a new studio in Bristol. The other week, I attended a great Yin and Yang workshop. It was great as we started the class with 15 minutes of Yin, really opening up the shoulders, then 15 minutes of ‘power’ poses for want of a better word. then back to Yin for hip openers, before back to power poses. It was a 2 hour class, but it felt so good with the contrast between holding poses for longer, really opening up the body in the Yin poses, before switching to a more intense practice, with faster transitions between stronger poses for a short amount of time. It worked well as the class was paced perfectly.
It got me thinking whether you’ve ever thought of doing something similar on the site. A combination of a Sarah Jane Steele Yin class, with say a Fiji vinyasa class. Just a thought!
Yes, great idea. I’ll put this down in the bank for the future.
I see that any posts, comments are public on the net, as well as the profiles from the forum/community or the DYWM site. Or did I saw wrong?
Is it possible to choose Yes/No my comments/posts/profile/… can be public? How?
PS: Really enjoy your web site and all I can find there. Explanations, instructions are top. Videos are top. Your beginner page is really useful! Well… everything is just great.
Because our site doesn’t have a pay wall, all of its content - including posts and profiles of our community - can be found in a search and read by anyone. It’s actually an aspect that makes our community thrive, since people around the world can find and contribute to interesting, yoga-related topics and share comments on our classes and programs.
Does that make sense?
I was wondering if you have any programs set up for people with
glaucoma? I have done the 31 day challenge but as I get further into it I
feel like there are so many downward facing dogs and forward bends (and glaucoma sufferers can not do inversions) and I find it hard to try to come up with a different pose to do at the time. It just
makes the practice very chopped up.
Right, I can see how that would be a problem. I can look into that.
Thanks for the suggestion.
I have been member for more than 2-3 years and found it very useful plus I feel good there is something like this which is affordable and promotes healthy activity.
My complain is site is very basic and lot of times when I login It asks me to subscribe, although I have subscribed to it without interupption for years, and it really takes precious time to navigating while you could be doing yoga.
Please see, also there is no place for technical issue incidence raising.
Thanks, @ravisoni9. I’m glad you like the site!
I’ll pass this on to our technical team.
@ravisoni9 Users send issues in to our Contact Us page when they have any technical issues. It could be more visible though. I’m unclear about what you describe regarding asking you to subscribe after you log in. Would you mind sending your email address to me in a message or through the Contact Us page so I can take a look at your account?
Thanks David and Sean. I just sent email through contact us page.
DYWM was recommended to me by my Dr. to help with some back issues. Since then I’ve recommended this site to anyone who will listen. I’m from a small community and it can be challenging to find a consistent local yoga practice. So Thank You!
One feature that would be very helpful would be a category between beginner and intermediate. I know that there are practices that fall into this area but it can take quite a bit of trial and error to find them.
Please keep up the great work, you are making a difference in so many lives.
Thank you! It’s in the works right now and should be available within the next month!
Thanks for the kind words.
It would be helpful if you have list of asanas written in the class description of each video. Although I do like to go by a surprise class but sometimes I am actually looking for a class that has the asanas I want to practice on a given day.
Please consider producing some hamstring and back-of-the-body lessons suitable for those of us who are really tight. Staff pose, even with my butt elevated 5 inches, produces an intense stretch. Getting my hands to the mat in forward fold requires a 90-degree bend in my knees. The hamstring-focused lessons I’ve found on DYWM, even at Beginner I level, have all presupposed a degree of flexibility well beyond mine, rendering the poses inaccessible.
Hi George. Have you tried any of my classes that focus on the lower back? Many of them focus on the back body and involve a lot of reclining poses, for example:
Thanks David. I appreciate your consistent responsiveness! I tried both those lessons as part of the Absolute Beginners series. I found the hamstring/calf stretches in both to be too intense. In particular, using a strap was excruciating; I had to lie on my back and wait until you moved on to something else.
I had been rolling and stretching regularly to loosen my calves and hamstrings for more than a year before I took up yoga to see whether it might help. But the yoga classes I’ve found on DYWM and elsewhere seem to presume that newcomers are already far more flexible than I am. So, to repeat, I’d love to see some lessons for really tight bodies, please. Perhaps you could consider that if you create a beginner’s program for men (recognizing that “women are more flexible than men” is a generalization, not a truism).
Yes, absolutely George. We are actually in the process of planning a yoga challenge for men, so this is great feedback for us. We hope we can have something available in the fall/winter.