The benefits of a regular yoga practice are manifold. Successful athletes from a multitude of sports use the time-tested methods of yoga to help supplement their training and extend the longevity of their careers. Mixed martial arts (MMA) and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) can be very hard on the body, muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints, and over time stiffness can develop which may lead to injury.
“Yoga feels tricky at first, but when you master the basics your BJJ will feel different forever!”
Yoga For BJJ (www.yogaforbjj.net) has developed a yoga practice geared directly for the jiu-jitsu player and the stresses the body takes with regular grappling. Whether you have practiced yoga in the past or are brand new, this basic Yoga for BJJ routine is a great place to start if you want to increase flexibility, range of motion and recover faster after workouts.
Give it a try and then please let us know if you notice a difference with your martial arts training after implementing a yoga routine into your regimen.