Yoga for BJJ offers many benefits not only for BJJ athletes but for everyone! Our classes are suitable for all levels! Perfect to work on sore and tight muscles while building strength. Recover and help prevent injuries while building your jiu-jitsu game to the next level. Classes held every Sunday at 10am.
Yoga requires flexibility. By sticking with a consistent yoga routine the difficult poses eventually become more possible, the tension releases and you’ll find an increased range of motion in every Jiu-Jitsu position.
In yoga flows the athlete moves from one position to another. Creating smooth movement patterns with the left and right side equally.
This movement connects body awareness of what body part are doing what action, creating strength within transitions, increasing flexibility - then, let’s add breath and focus to this equation.
What is required for yoga flows that integrate breathing and movement in an effective way? Focus. Focus is required. Being present within the body and mind and paying attention to what you are doing, how you are doing it, and why you are doing it. Yoga strengthens the ‘focus muscle’.
The goal is: By the time we hit the Jiu-Jitsu mats that we have undivided focus on the task at hand. So we can do what we are doing, and do it better.
Yoga requires balance within certain postures. This is great for Jiu-Jitsu because balance becomes very important when someone is trying to sweep you, and you are able to balance and defend for a long time without getting tired and therefore, not getting swept.
Yoga helps integrate breath and movement in unison. But it gets better than that: In yoga we learn how to breathe in uncomfortable positions, we learn how to become comfortable with being uncomfortable. Breathing in twists, backbends, and handstands are no easy tasks. But they are necessary and they are important. Yoga teaches you to maintain calmness in a stressful situation, which potentially can help you reverse any bad position in Jiu-Jitsu .
Yoga provides the opportunity to balance strength with flexibility. Holding poses for a long amount of time builds strength, and many of these poses also improve flexibility (the best of both worlds). In BJJ it is important to have the ability to hold a submission attempt for a long period of time, or have the endurance to continue attempting the escape.
My classes offer a wide variety of poses and positions but from time to time with prior request can focus on specific areas. However, please check out a 30 day free trial of Yoga for BJJ below to help focus on specific areas you might need. Look forward to seeing you in class.