If you’re looking to try out a new exercise class, why not yoga?
We’re here to help you decide whether a traditional approach to yoga is more suitable, or maybe yoga with a difference, like DDP Yoga, is best for you, your fitness level, and health and well-being goals.
First up, an explanation of both.
What is Traditional Yoga?
Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India with a goal to increase harmony and bring local communities together. The ultimate goal of yoga is to achieve tranquility through the practice of yoga poses and meditation. The benefits of traditional yoga extend beyond the physical to mental and spiritual being.
What is DDP Yoga?
DDP Yoga is a form of power yoga that mixes yoga positions and rehabilitation techniques, slow burn old-school calisthenics, and dynamic resistance exercises to get visible results faster.
It’s a high energy form of exercise that is interactive, burns fat, builds muscle, and helps rehab injuries.
If you enjoy getting into the fat burning zone and using dynamic resistance to build up strength, DDP Yoga is for you. But don’t worry, even though DDP Yoga is high energy, every single exercise is modifiable and can be tailored to suit your fitness abilities.
DDP Yoga benefits include:
- Weight loss
- Lean muscle building
- Improved cardio levels
- Low impact on joints
- Increased flexibility
What’s the difference between DDP Yoga and Traditional Yoga?
The main difference between traditional yoga styles and DDP Yoga is that traditional yoga focuses on improving the spiritual component through the practiced poses. The mindful element is present in all yoga styles, and traditional yoga is typically delivered with a calming approach.
DDP Yoga takes a completely new approach. Similar yoga poses are used, but combined with a much more physical approach to strengthen muscles, develop your cardiovascular endurance, and recover from and prevent injuries. The Dynamic Resistance of DDP Yoga (a low impact method of increasing your heart rate) means that you’ll also typically burn more calories with this style of yoga.
Dynamic Resistance increases blood flow, joint stability, decreases pain, and increases function and joint ranges of motion.
Not only does DDP Yoga create dynamic stability and muscle activation with its Dynamic Resistance technique, but it also incorporates slow and fast twitch ballistic muscular activity into the workouts with push-ups, punches, fast knee raises, core specific training and quick power moves from deep lunging positions.
With both yoga styles, the most noticeable benefit is increased flexibility and mobility. In addition, balance, strength and posture can improve. If you’re seeking weight loss, this can be achieved by either yoga style by combining practice with the appropriate nutritional plan.
Where can I try DDP Yoga?
Linnie Fitness HQ:
Unit 12 The Yards
£7 per person / per class (or pay for 4 classes in advance for £20)
You and a friend offer – First Time Only £10 (£5 each)
Booking is not required, just turn up 5-10mins before the class to book in. If you’d like to make sure your space is booked, feel free to drop me a message on Facebook!
Current Class Schedule
Mondays – 18:30 Boxercise
Tuesdays- 17:00 DDP Yoga
Fridays – 18.00 Boxercise
Saturdays – 10:30 DDP Yoga
Why not come along to our brand new location to try us out?