Nydia’s Yoga Therapy Studio is dedicated to supporting individuals within our local and global communities in their efforts in moving towards better health, wellness and functional mobility for a lifetime. The following video and audio clips are presented on our website in order to provide a continued practice resource for our students and those individuals who might benefit from this online instruction. Please be mindful and present in using rhythmic and steady breath during your participation. Remember, “Muscles may get tired, but joints should never hurt” and “Yoga should feel good.” As always, be sure that you are physically able to participate in active movement by communicating with your physician and/or healthcare team before beginning any physical activities.

A Yoga Lifestyle Practice takes just that…. Practice. These videos are presented in order to assist you on your journey into yoga asana (the physical practice) and help guide you gently into the meditative practices that can help you find the stillness within.

3 Part Diaphragmatic Breathing with Nydia:  This video is an excellent tool for those who wish to begin their yoga lifestyle practice with an activity that can help to calm and soothe the nervous system, evoke the relaxation response and begin a gentle mobilization of the thoracic cage (rib cage) that will help facilitate improved posture and the ability to develop more strength and stability to the entire system in the long term.

The Modified Sun Salutation:  This video introduces a Modified Sun Salutation that Nydia designed to help mobilize every major joint in the body.  It is also designed to help individuals practice how to mindfully move down on to the floor and mindfully get up off of the floor.  It is an important thing to know how to do… get up off the floor… just in case you end up there.

Learn:  Listen to this video to hear Nydia explain the purpose of the Modified Sun Salutation and why we should practice it.

Warrior One with Nydia:  Nydia introduces the magic and the benefits that lie in a beloved standing posture that balances and stabilizes .  Check it out!!!

Knee Strength Awareness with Bobbie:  This video was created by Nydia Tijerina Darby, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Therapeutic Yoga Specialist, Co-Director of the Open Hand Institute. Individuals who are interested in enjoying a therapeutic yoga practice specifically designed to encourage improved strength, mobility and flexibility of the lower body –target the knees, will do well to practice this on a regular basis.

Spine Care Yoga with Sarah:  Presented by Dr. Sarah Eads, physical therapist as part of the Nydia’s Yoga Therapy Studio team of yoga specialists. Modified and gentle therapeutic Yoga.  This video presents the Nydia’s Yoga Therapy methods of modified Hatha Yoga asana practices that include a modified Sun Salutation, modified standing, seated, prone and supine postures designed to gently mobilize the body and emphasize spine stability.

Seated Yoga with Pedro Part One:  Nydia sits with her father Pedro and leads him in a gentle yoga practice that emphasizes breathing and seated postures.  Share this video with your loved ones who may be having difficulty moving about but still want to remain mobile and strong.

Seated Yoga with Pedro Part Two:  The continuation of Pedro’s yoga experience with Nydia at South Padre. Sitting yoga practice with emphasis on breathing and gentle range of motion.

Foot Strengthening Adventures Part One:  Nydia presents Foot Learning Adventure activities to increase strength and mobility to the lower legs and feet.

Foot Strengthening Adventures Part Two:  Nydia presents Foot Learning Adventure activities to increase strength and mobility to the lower legs and feet.

Downward Facing Dog:  Nydia takes you through the Downward Facing Dog to demonstrate how effective it is as a whole body stretch. This is a clip from the Yoga Mobility for Athletes video.

Nydia Modifies Marichyasana A:  Maximizing therapeutic potential of yoga asana with modifications by Nydia Tijerina Darby, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Co-Director of The Open Hand Institute in San Antonio, Texas.

The Joy of Juicing:  A lighthearted and pretty hilarious video where Beryl Bender Birch and Nydia Tijerina Darby share their morning juice making adventures.

Therapeutic Yoga with Nydia:  Movement Meditation Part One.  In this practice, Nydia leads you through the NYT Modified Sun Salutation that helps you move mindfully to the floor to practice on the hands and knees to develop the beginning of solid core stability for the upper body.

Therapeutic Yoga with Nydia:  Movement Meditation Part Two.  In this practice, Nydia leads you through modified hatha yoga standing postures with an emphasis on following the smooth and rhythmic pattern of your breath while you focus on mindful awareness to aligning your body so that the practice honors your own individual self.

Therapeutic Yoga with Nydia: Movement Meditation Part Three. In this practice, Nydia leads you through modified hatha yoga seated and prone postures with an emphasis on following the smooth and rhythmic pattern of your breath while you focus on mindful awareness to aligning your body so that the practice honors your own individual self.

Therapeutic Yoga with Nydia: Movement Meditation Part Four. In this practice, Nydia leads you through modified hatha yoga supine postures including instruction for activation of the core stabilizing muscles with an emphasis on following the smooth and rhythmic pattern of your breath while you focus on mindful awareness to aligning your body so that the practice honors your own individual self.