Normally I talk about Tech and Gadgets for this magazine as well as my website TheTechnoFiles.com, however I am going to change it up and talk about Fitness for a bit. In this fitness article I am going to take a look at a different kind of Yoga. DDP Yoga lets you take charge of your life and take back the control you have lost. DDP Yoga is a fitness revolution created by Diamond Dallas Page, a former professional wrestler, who created DDP Yoga to help prolong his career. Now when I tell my friends I am doing Yoga they instantly imagine a room full of girls in those fantastic yoga pants and soft music playing and a soft talking teacher guiding you through pose after pose. Well DDP Yoga tells you right off the bat that “it ain’t your mama’s yoga”. Trust me and believe me, DDP Yoga is no joke.
Let’s take a look at just what makes DDP Yoga so special. DDP Yoga is not traditional yoga, it’s a hybrid workout that incorporates some traditional yoga movements and adds dynamic resistance, active breathing techniques and power movements to make for a more challenging and results oriented workout. What that allows you to do is get a high intensity NO IMPACT workout that gives you greater flexibility and amazing core strengthening.
DDP Yoga is being used by many professional athletes in all types of sports, from professional wrestling, MMA, and football players, but most importantly it is being used by so many normal ordinary folks who want to take back their lives and have control over their battle with their health. To me the most important thing that sold me on the program, after I really debated about doing it for a few months, was looking at a YouTube video that really changed my mind.
Arthur Boorman was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years, and was told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own, ever again. His video is an inspiration all in itself. The reason it hit home for me was one very simple reason. When you see fitness videos on TV being advertised you see everyone bouncing around doing the moves and not having a hard time at all. The difference with Arthur was he wasn’t afraid to show himself failing. The video shows him falling over on numerous occasions and Arthur himself even says “just because I can’t do it today, doesn’t mean I won’t be able to do it someday.” That is when it clicked for me. If this guy is willing to show himself failing in order to achieve success then this is the program for me.
Let’s talk about the workouts. Every DVD has a few selected workouts on each one. The beginner DVD has the basic introductory “Diamond Dozen” moves. From there you have a few choices to pick from, Red Hot Core, Diamond Cutter, Below the Belt, Energy, Fat Burner. With each workout Diamond Dallas Page is right there motivating you and helping you get through the workout. Another great thing that DDP Yoga does is it doesn’t penalize you if you can’t do all the moves, during the workouts DDP always has someone doing a “modified” version of each position. I had to do the modified position on quite a few occasions. Never did I feel like a failure, just made me want to work that much harder to not have to modify each position.
There are times during the workout where even DDP has to calm himself down. Plus you are told at any time you feel like it is getting too much for you, you can just go to your “safety zone” to let you catch your breath and jump back into the workout when you are ready. Diamond Dallas Page tells you all the time “make DDP Yoga your own”, what that means is if you have to do all the modified positions so be it. Over time you will be able to do all the positions without having to modify any of them. Never does Diamond Dallas Page make you feel inadequate if you can’t do all the positions he knows it will take some time to get to where you want to be.
Once you go to DDP Yoga.com and sign up for the program you have no idea just how much of a great support system you are gaining as well. Not only do you get a chance to retake your life you also gain a great support family that will be right there to cheer you on and NEVER judge you. DDP Yoga is a huge community full of some of the greatest people I have never personally met but I feel are like my family just with their kind words of support and with each time I did a workout and talked about it everyone on the chat room were very excited for me and encouraging me to keep going.
Those are the great fundamentals of why I am a huge supporter of DDP Yoga. You get an amazing workout, flexibility, core strengthening, muscle gain, dieting tips, and so much more but you also gain a family. Combine those two things and you have all the tools you need to succeed in your life and to achieve all your goals you set for yourself. Not only do you get the DVD’s and a great community you also get a Program Guide and a fitness book with tips on how to improve your diet and start to live a Gluten Free lifestyle.
Don’t forget you will need some equipment as well. A yoga mat isn’t required as a large beach towel will do just as well in your house, but I recommend getting one. A heart rate monitor is a MUST as it will help you know when you are in your fat burning zone and when to dial it down a notch when your heart rate goes to high. However, the most important piece of equipment you will need is desire, the desire to want to change your life and then take control and do it, one day at a time.
Hopefully after reading this you can check out DDP Yoga.com and decide for yourself whether or not you want to join the program and start to transform your life. Remember to best achieve success you need to set a goal for yourself, and with that goal set up more smaller goals that all culminate into that one main goal. Reason being is that with all those smaller goals you can achieve more than trying to just achieve one main goal. Think of it like a house, think of all the components of a house. You need walls, carpets, floors, cabinets, and roof all these things combine to make a house. Smaller goals will help you achieve the main goal. Go to DDP Yoga.com and start the journey of taking back your life and getting a better body for the New Year.