Healthy Living: Let’s Get Real with Diane Ducharme Gardner, Master Yoga Instructor

This show was taped way back in early winter, well before the pandemic, so pardon the lack of facemasks! But as we head into a COVID-19-induced mental health epidemic, we need this show and the wisdom that master Bikram Yoga instructor Diane Ducharme Gardner has to share. After all, there is a growing mountain of research showing that regular yoga modulates our stress response, which alleviates symptoms of anxiety and depression, and also significantly lowers blood pressure.

But wait, there’s more! Research also suggests that regular yoga will help people who have knee arthritis as well as those who suffer from low back pain, by easing pain as well as increasing mobility and balance.

In this show, master yoga instructor Diane Ducharme Gardner discusses the history of Bikram yoga, and shares some stories of this practice has helped some of her clients. She refers to the intense 90-minute Bikram yoga classes as “an incredibly powerful gift that anyone can give to themselves”. It’s all about self-care, and man, do we need that nowadays!

Check out Healthy Living: Let’s Get Real featuring master Yoga instructor Diane Ducharmne Gardner on Milton Access TV!

I had attended a class prior to taping (in December), and it was amazing!

This December 2019 class was taped with permission of all participants. It was also intensely fun and incredibly relaxing!

I communicated with Diane recently, and her Yoga for You studio in Dedham, MA is open for small socially distanced classes. Check it out, and remember to pre-register!

Meantime, for folks who prefer to practice yoga at home, I have several patients who recommend the free yoga and meditation videos at Yoga with Adrienne. I checked this out and it seems these are free, as well as ad-free, which is terrific! I’m a fan.

Try it out, and let us know how it works for you!

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