THE EDGE IS EARNED

WHAT IS

JOGA

JOGA a movement system made up of the benefits of yoga combined with the biomechanics of sport, created specifically for an athletes body, and an athletes mindset. It is the only type of “yoga” an athlete should be doing, and a dominating force in the fitness industry.

 

JOGA enhances athletic performance, improves concentration, decreases recovery time and ultimately, transforms an athletes game. JOGA gives athletes an edge over their competition. This edge is earned.

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JOGA VS. YOGA

HOW IS IT

DIFFERENT

Introducing traditional yoga poses designed for a very flexible, “bendy” body does not align what an athlete's kinetic environment needs to be.

 

The postures in JOGA involve a combination of dynamic and static stretching as opposed to traditional long holds. The movements within the postures are designed to improve athletic ability and agility as well as coordination with breath pattern. The movements are intended to build muscle memory and balance joint stability/mobility with an increased range of motion, which are indispensable to injury prevention. JOGA is the system that truly benefits an athlete in preparation and recovery for their sport.

 

THE JOGA SYSTEM

THREE COMPONENTS

Postures are designed to incorporate power and flexibility while challenging balance and core strength.

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Specific anatomical cues are used to find symmetry in the body so it operates with higher efficiency and lower effort.

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Postures and sequences address anatomical imbalances to reduce the chance of unconditioned muscles becoming fragile and compensating muscles getting tighter. 

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Precise postures are included to build joint stability and improve joint mobility.

These techniques are used to coordinate breath with movement as well as increase range of motion and unison of mind and body.

 

Stretched breath control is used to maximize lung capacity and channel oxygen into the blood flow more efficiently while simultaneously releasing carbon dioxide and monoxide from the muscle fibers. This encourages injury prevention and enhances performance.

Specialized breathing exercises are included to balance the left and right side of the brain (balancing sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems) and to elicit a calm state of mind.

Restorative yoga postures are used to encourage muscles, connective tissue and joints to release, which ultimately increases range of motion and longevity.

 

Specific relaxation tools are used to encourage the mind to remain calm and nonreactive while the body is being challenged physically.

 

Particular breathing techniques and phrases are practiced to calm the mind and ease any anxiety/pressure that comes with being an elite athlete.

THE ATHLETES

WHO'S DOING JOGA

NHL

Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix Coyotes, St Louis Blues, Philadelphia  Flyers, New York Rangers, Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs, Florida Panthers, Edmonton Oilers, Colorado  Avalanche, Carolina Hurricanes, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars, Nashville Predators, Tampa Bay  Lightning, Winnipeg Jets

NFL

Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers

CFL

Toronto Argonauts, Calgary Stampeders, Ottawa Redblacks, BC Lions, Edmonton  Eskimos

MLS

Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps, Chicago Fire

NBA

New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks

MLB

Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, LA  Dodgers

OLYMPICS

Canadian Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Canadian Women’s Track and Field, Canadian Men’s  Beach Volleyball, Canadian Men’s and Women’s Hockey, USA Men’s and Women’s Boxing, USA Men’s Decathlon

 
 
 

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JOGA COACHES

JOGA Coaches are kinesiology graduates, physiotherapists, massage therapists, strength and conditioning coaches, fitness trainers, fitness enthusiasts, yoga instructors, and athletes themselves, who want to learn a style of yoga that is built around athletics and the athletic mind. They are not only sports enthusiasts but also have a passion for movement and a desire to understand the mechanics of the body. They are passionate about the JOGA philosophy and are excited to represent JOGA with the same integrity and enthusiasm that it was created. JOGIS are motivated, inspirational and exude a sense of health and well being. 

“When I started with Jana this past summer I noticed an immediate improvement in the way I felt physically. She paid close attention to the way my body was built and my strengths and weaknesses, allowing me to work on and improve strength and mobility that would immediately help me as an athlete. The work was very specific and tailored to my position. I’m very confident that it helped me on the ice when the season started. I’m looking forward to working with her again in the future.”

 
 
DEVAN DUBNYK

Goaltender, Minnesota Wild, NHL

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