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    Yoga For Jujitsu

    Common sense tells me that Yoga will help me as I progress in my Danzan Ryu journey. Does anyone have a daily workout that I can do to increase my flexibility and balance through Yoga?

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    I go to Bikram Yoga around 3 days a week. I can say it helps with sore muscles and flexibility. The increase flexibility actually helps my cardio during drilling because it requires less effort to get into certain positions.

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    Thanks for your reply, but I am in a small community without a Bikram Yoga center. I am looking for a session that will help me to be flexible and balanced that I can do in my home.

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    Enter Yoga For Fighters in the search box at your upper right. You'll have a few threads to go to. Hopefully at least one will answer your question or at least give you a jumoing off point.

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    Thanks Doug for your input!

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    One of our students who rose to 1st Dan also practised Yoga. I know 'cos when I compressed him to my surprise the length of travel still didn't trouble him so I just blurted out: "Do you do Yoga?" and he replied: "Yes". That explained it. He's off now training to be an Osteopath.

    So, yes, it will help you. Good luck.

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    Yoga has been good for my inflexible, mostly deskbound self. (Thanks, wife). It's helped my grappling. But skip the Bikram. It's dangerously hot and too inflexibly structured. (Normal hot yoga is good though). Also skip the religious ("spiritual") yoga folks. Unless you're, you know, into that. And run -- far away -- if there's crying.

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    Can either of you offer me a yoga sequence that covers a good all-around flexibility workout?

    Thanks so much for the replies!

    Dennis

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    Maybe a mod can move this to the physical training forum. Because you might be asking the wrong question: what do you want? Maybe yoga is the solution, maybe its not. If you have specific flexibility issues, yoga may not be the best thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plasma View Post
    I go to Bikram Yoga around 3 days a week. I can say it helps with sore muscles and flexibility. The increase flexibility actually helps my cardio during drilling because it requires less effort to get into certain positions.
    Any particular reason you chose Bikram? I looked into it and it gave me a lot of red flags with regards to the creator, his statements and litigous practices. Plus doesn't it get boring doing the same twenty some poses every class?

    I'm just curious because I'm also in DC but have been steered to YogaDistrict with the quality of some of thier instructors and the reults from the practice. Is there something I'm missing out on in the Bikram style?

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