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THE EDGE IS EARNED

WHAT IS JOGA

JOGA is a three dimensional movement system that hybrids the science of yoga with the biomechanics of sports movement. JOGA cultivates results as it optimizes the human system : essentially we have hacked traditional yoga and created a system that thrives on efficiency, results and optimal human performance.

Sports teams incorporate JOGA in their training programs because JOGA enhances athletic performance, improves concentration, decreases recovery time and ultimately transforms an athletes game. Adding JOGA to their training schedule gives athletes an edge over their competition.

JOGA is an athletic based style of yoga that incorporates:

  • Unique blend of postures to find balance in strength and flexibility
  • Variety of breathing techniques to improve breath control/recovery
  • Relaxation tools to maintain a calm mind in sport and in life

The JOGA sessions will leave you feeling stronger, more flexible and re-energized as well as provide you with all the other physiological and psychological benefits of yoga.

JOGA VS. YOGA

HOW IS IT DIFFERENT

Traditional yoga was designed in a time & place for a different body and for a different result: the goal being to have the flexibility to be able to sit in contemplation /meditation for hours. It was not designed for athletes moving at high speeds forced with impact and directional changes. The traditional Sankskrit language of Yoga is not digestible for athletes. They don’t interpret chakras and virabhadrasana as something that could make them better athletes but they do understand words like agility, power, speed, proprioception, sustainability , recovery etc…

This is not a yoga for athletes program. This is not yoga postures modified for a “tighter body.” Joga is a 3 dimensional neuromuscular movements system that adheres to how athletes move and train. It is a combination of dynamic and static positions that are cohesive to the bio mechanics required for sport.

For example : HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A FOOTBALL PLAYER ON THE WAY TO THE END ZONE STOP AND DO TREE POSTURE? NO. The movements in Joga are driven by the kinetic chain and are designed to produce more kinetic energy and power focusing on Joint alignment with a balance of stability and mobility.

The unique queuing system of JOGA ensures that all body types whether too bendy or too tight find a proper range of motion based on their personal structuctural anatomy . This enables us to train hundreds of athletes at a time and keep them safe. Some yoga postures require a lot of flexibility and because most athletes are competitive they will try these postures and work beyond their range and more than likely loosen ligaments and tendons around joints and expose themselves to the risk of injury. Athletes need to be ‘tight’ to some degree so their bio mechanics can produce power and speed. Being too flexible makes athletes feel ‘flat” and in return impacts their performance.

We have taken the science of Yoga breathing and relaxation but administer it in a way that resonates with the athletes mindsets. We coach athletes to understand their own bodies and encourage self awareness, self exploration and self reflection. All breathing techniques are designed to enhance performance by educating athletes to connect breath to core and how to use breath to recover, regenerate and sleep. Joga ultimately changes an athlete’s game.

TESTIMONIALS

“When trying to establish a foundation of strength JOGA segments 1 and 2 are very good for teaching the athlete balance and body control. This helps to increase strength and explosive power down the line.”

ANTHONY HARVEY

NBA Detroit Pistons Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

TESTIMONIALS

“I was looking for something new and that made sense with how my players move. This is when I was introduced to JOGA, a movement based program to help my players recover and maintain strength and mobility without sacrificing time. I felt it was an effective way of training”

BILL BURGOSS

NBA Orlando Magic Head Strength and Conditioning Coach