Here are some common questions about Yoga for BJJ.
What is Yoga for BJJ?
We are a group of BJJ practicioners that understand the benefits of yoga practice for brazilian jiu jitsu and in fact all martial arts. Our mission is making it available and understandable for everyone. The more people in the BJJ community that reap the benefits = the happier we are.
The site is an affordable subscription-based website, where we offer a yearly and monthly subscription, without contracts or shady deals.
My body hurts from BJJ, and I heard yoga is the thing. How do I get started?
First, click here to register on Yoga for BJJ. Before that you can click on the programs and see which videos are available to our members. When you feel ready for the benefits and effects of yoga on your own body, you are ready to subscribe as a member!. The monthly subscription is 19$ per month, that’s about 50 cents per day, and you will get access to over 100 videos (and counting)! The yearly is 150$ per year, even more discounted and an awesome push to get your butt on a yoga mat
The first month is just 9$ and we always refund the money if you are not satisfied after the first month (has yet to happen).
I get an error when trying to sign up!
Ok, then there are a couple of things to check:
1. Make sure you have a credit or debit card with sufficient funds.
2. Just to make sure there is no caching issue going on, try going incognito (chrome: ctrl+shift+N), or click “Private Browsing” in Firefox.
3. If all else fails, give it another go in an hour. The mysteries of the internet will never be completely understood. Of course you can also reach out to our customer service and we will help ASAP!
There are a lot of videos. Where do i start?
You should click right here to find that out, we have a whole system for optimal progression!
I have an injury in __enter bodypart of choice__, what should I do?
If you have a serious injury, talk to your doctor or physiotherapist and ask if yoga is OK.
Many positions are great if you are hurt, while others might aggravate and make it worse.
A bit of sensitivity and self-preservation is needed here, and I would never give general advice to specific conditions (as I am not a doctor or specialist). That being said, I think most people will benefit from practicing yoga on a regular basis, injured or not! Go slow and don’t push it and you will be good.
How do I make yoga a habit ? / I don't have time to do yoga.
Please read this article, we have that perfectly describes answers to both questions.
General yoga questions
Do you have to warmup before doing a class?
Usually, no. But that depends on what class you do! If it is a very challenging flow it can be a good idea to warm up with some stretching and sun salutations first. You can’t go wrong with taking it easy and start slowly, and I promise you will figure this out for yourself
What yoga mat should I buy?
I can only recommend the best mat out there: Manduka Pro.
It has a lifetime durability guarantee, and it gets better the longer you use it.
No matter what mat you use, dont let it get dirty, as dust and sand will make it less sticky. Ask yourself this question as well: “How much will this mat start to slip after I start sweating?
My heels can't touch the ground in downdog!!!
That’s fine, they don’t need to! Obsessing over that is a very white belt thing to do, kinda like choking someone from the guard. The goal in downdog should be to straighten your arms and your back. You can bend the knees and get into a comfortable stretch for the back of your legs!
I am beyond inflexible, is there any hope for me?
Quite simply, yes. I would say that it is much easier to feel the positive effects of yoga if you are inflexible, because it can only get better. In fact, we have we have 4 Yoga for Rocks Programs on the website specifically designed for those who need some SOS assistance!
How often should I do yoga?
Great question, asked by everyone ever. If you do yoga once a week it is far better than doing yoga zero times per week. However, if you do an hour of yoga every day it is even better. My honest answer would be –as much as possible. Be honest with yourself and force yourself to do it when you are feeling tired or lazy and the results will be better!
When do I flow, when do I stretch?
Flows are normally better as a standalone workout and perfect as a warm-up before BJJ and stretches are better after a long day or after training. There is nothing really wrong with doing them at any time, except for maybe long static stretching sessions before training (science shows that that isn’t the best idea). For the morning specifically we have 2 morning yoga videos for when you are feeling sleepy and tight.
It says my username and password are incorrect?
This is common, because most people tend to forget if their username is their email or a username they set.
If you cannot reset your password, then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will remind you of your username, and reset your password.
I paid, but I cannot see the videos. What should I do?
Two things: First make sure that you actually cannot see the videos! If that is the case, then clear your browsers cache, and even try a different browser. If you still cannot watch the videos, please send an email to email@example.com and I will hard-boot your account (kicking it hard, and then restarting it.) That always works!
I have to cancel my Yoga for BJJ subscription. How do I do that?
Very sorry to hear that, but no worries – Your first option is to go into your account and cancel your subscription there with a click or just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will cancel your payments. If you have financial problems, please let me know and we can find a solution for that.