Described by Forever Sports Magazine as a, 'yoga regime devised for boxers that became a fitness phenomenon', BoxingYoga™ is a fun, powerful yoga-based training system open to all fitness levels and backgrounds.
Created right here at Total Boxer, BoxingYoga™ helps fighters, athletes and anyone with an active lifestyle improve mental and physical strength, increase flexibility, prevent and recover from injury, maximise performance and maintain optimal health.
Not your regular yoga
BoxingYoga™ abandons yoga's more traditional conventions - chanting, esoteric beliefs underlying yoga philosophy and Sanskrit terminology - and focuses on a streamlined activity, directly targeting improved sporting performance.
BoxingYoga™ methodically strengthens and stretches the entire body and offers fighters a considered approach to explore coordination, body awareness and correct posture alignment. As a result, BoxingYoga™ helps to drastically shorten recovery time and cultivates relaxation and muscular tension release. These are important factors in order to prevent injuries and optimise a healthy body and mind-set.
Yoga for every body
To maximise performance, BoxingYoga™ focuses on utilising the whole body in a kinetic chain reaction with the power of the core and spiral dynamics of the spine. BoxingYoga™ looks at the whole pattern of movement in the musculoskeletal system and offers multi-stretching exercises in sequences, thus providing a routine for developing whole-body flexibility.
Beyond the physical practice, BoxingYoga™ helps fighters to remain calm and focused, to manage their emotions and develop instinctive and intelligent reactions under stressful conditions.
A BoxingYoga™ class merges boxing technique with traditional and innovative yoga postures in a 60-minute class format. The four stages of the class are performed in one continuous movement sequence to music, with intensity adapted to participant's needs and ability.
Conceived by Total Boxer founder, Matt Garcia, and developed by international contemporary dancer and lifelong yoga practitioner and teacher, Kajza Ekberg, in collaboration with boxers, yogis, martial artists and physiotherapists, BoxingYoga™ is practiced around the world and is a serious challenge whatever your level or experience.
“From the first round, BoxingYoga will have you on the ropes. However accomplished a boxer or experienced yogi you are, this class will have your whole body quivering and see you emerge more sweat than man. "
“BoxingYoga is a form of yoga that is stronger, harder, more no-nonsense than its spiritual cousins. It might not be for the yoga purists, but if you're bored with gentle stretching and joss sticks and want a proper workout, BoxingYoga could be the answer.”