Does DDP Yoga really work?
You can measure your progress in a variety of ways:
- Weigh yourself on the scale.
- Take note to how to feel.
- How your clothes fit.
- Achieve your first 3-count pushup.
But no measure may be better than taking the six recommended progress photos.
Take these photos before you begin your DDPY journey (or following your first workout). Then, take them every 30 days to see how you’re progressing.
Whether you’ve never started DDPY, or you’ve been consistent for a year, I promise you’ll see differences when you regularly take these photos.
Which photos should you take?
Take a picture of your full body from the front. You can keep your shirt on or take it off, or you may just want to wear something you would work out in.
Enlist the help of a family member or friend, or use your smartphone’s timer setting.
Like your Front picture, take a profile picture from the side of your full body.
3. Standing Fold Forward
Also from the side, fold your body forward. Keep your knees straight, and only go as far as you can go.
4. Seated Fold Forward
One more picture from the side! Sit with your legs straight out in front of you. Keep your knees straight and your toes up. Go as far as you can reaching toward your toes.
Face toward the camera. Point your feet toward 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock. Squat, drop, and get as low as you can into Catcher position. Make your Diamond Cutter sign, but keep your face in the shot!
6. Roundhouse Kick
Facing forward, plant your right foot into the ground. Lift your left leg—maybe you can get it up to your right shin and that’s it. That’s okay! If you can, grab your right foot with your right hand and extend it out as much as you can. Only go as high and as far as you can go.
And that’s it!
Please take these progress photos as your move throughout the program. You don’t have to share them with anyone, but after you see how far you’ve come, I’m sure you’ll want to!