DDP Yoga – Day 1
I tried my hand at DDP Yoga, or as it confusingly shows in the workouts, YRG. I had a quick scan through the Breathing and Waking segments but before diving straight in, I figured I’d get acquainted with the moves aka The Diamond Dozen (of which there are 13 different moves). My back has been especially bad over the past week and a half or so and I didn’t want to go into DDP with all guns blazing only to put myself off doing it.
So, after following what’s basically the introduction I felt pretty good. My heart rate increased and I could feel my back loosening up and the pain relief as I followed the on-screen guru, Mr Diamond Dallas Page. As with most fitness DVDs, there are suggested ‘modifiers’ – for those unfamiliar, these are where you can make certain moves/stretches/positions easier based on your physical ability/limitations but still getting a good workout until your body adapts to the point where you can imitate the ‘pros’.
Anything involving my right leg required me to kinda modify as the slipped disc is affecting my right side meaning my entire right leg isn’t terribly stable and suffers numbness so I mainly used my left leg or didn’t get as far down into stretches with my right. But as the workout went on, I found I was able to use my right leg more and get more into the various stretches and so on as my spine loosened up and I opened up my hips.
It’s a long way to go before I see the results I want but it’s a start, especially as I’m still waiting for my referral to physio from the GP and I don’t want to spend this coming month lazing around and ending up kinda like I did whilst I was off work on long-term sick for like five months!
I don’t want to overdo it so I’m going to try out the ‘Energy’ workout and just progressively go through each workout to find the one that suits me or even alternate between a few to maintain interest and get a varied workout and then figure out how regularly I want to do it based on how each one goes.
It’s early days, but after just over 30 minutes I felt really good from it and I can see why a lot of people rave about the DDP Workout. If you’re also doing it/have done it or are thinking about doing it, drop a comment below with your experience(s) and how it went or is going for you!
If you’re keen to try it, head on over to the official DDP Yoga site and if you want to check out the e-book you can get it from Amazon below!