Tag: DDP Yoga

DDPY Supported Lunge into Runners Lunge

DDP Yoga Diamond Dozen: Supported Lunge Into Space Shuttle

One of my all-time favorite exercises is the lunge. That might be why I like the DDP Yoga Supported Lunge Into Space Shuttle position in the DDPY Diamond Dozen so much. The Benefits of Lunges Much like the Push-up, the lunge features a whole host of benefits. Lunges strengthen, shape, and sculpt your lower body. […]

DDPY Dynamic Resistance Pushup

DDP Yoga Diamond Dozen: Slow-Burn Push-Ups

One of the most dreaded exercises—in my experience, at least—is the push-up. Push-ups, I think, are deceptively intimidating. They taunt you by saying, “But I’m just a bodyweight exercise!” Then, as you get into your plank set-up, you start to realize that your arms are bearing a good deal of your weight. You start to […]

DDPY Cat Lift and Cat Arch

DDP Yoga Diamond Dozen: Table Into Cat Stretch Into Broken Table

Before you get intimidated and think this is too many moves to do at once, you’re right—there’s a lot in this sequence. However, you begin and end on all fours. Plus, it feels great once you do it. It’s another total-body maneuver in the DDPY Diamond Dozen. In this sequence, I’ll explain how you go […]

DDPY Bar Back Into Forward Fold

DDP Yoga Diamond Dozen: Bar Back

If you’re looking for a stretch that will help hold back the effects of hours of sitting with bad posture and make your back feel better, Bar Back is for you. It’s one of the many tremendous positions in the DDPY Diamond Dozen. How To Do Bar Back Typically, at least in my sequences, you’ll […]

DDPY Cobra

DDP Yoga Diamond Dozen: Cobra Into Down Dog

Want a great stretch for your lower back? Cobra Into Down Dog is your jam. Cobra Into Down Dog is one of the few postures/sequences in the DDP Yoga Diamond Dozen that keeps its name from a more traditional yoga practice. How To Do Cobra Typically, I might do a Cobra immediately following a DDP […]

DDP Yoga Diamond Dozen: Catcher Into Thunderbolt

Often times, I find I need a thorough warm-up in my hips and knees, which are some of my body’s stiffest joints. That’s why I turn to Catcher Into Thunderbolt from DDP Yoga, and why I rely on it so heavily in my classes. Why It’s Called Catcher One of the things I liked right […]

DDP Yoga Diamond Dozen: Diamond Cutter

Make no mistake: the Diamond Cutter is the signature move of the DDP Yoga program. If you’ve followed along with the DDP Yoga DVDs, the app, or you’ve attended an in-person workshop or class, you’ve “felt the bang,” so to speak. Why It’s Called The Diamond Cutter The Diamond Cutter is the first of several […]

DDPY Touchdown

DDP Yoga Diamond Dozen: Ignition Into Touchdown

One of the first DDP Yoga positions you’re likely to encounter is Ignition Into Touchdown. As foundational as all of the movements in the DDPY Diamond Dozen are, this one is perhaps the easiest way to start feeling dynamic resistance, which is what sets DDP Yoga apart from other yoga programs. To understand why this […]

How To Breathe To Maximize Your DDP Yoga Workout

You might be asking yourself why you’re reading this post about breathing. We breathe in, we breathe out, hands up, now hands down, (back up, back up), tell me watcha gonna do now. *Ahem* In and out. It’s that simple, right? Yes and no. Breathing happens automatically. When we’re babies, we breathe through our diaphragm. […]

Why I Ditched the Fitbit Charge HR

This past week, news broke about a class-action lawsuit Fitbit Charge HR now faces due to inaccurate and dangerously low heart rate readouts. The Fitbit Charge HR is the only heart rate monitor I’ve ever used. I first bought it in February of 2015 to use for DDPYoga, but also because I was curious about […]