What you’re about to discover is a unique and powerful fitness system inspired by yoga.
BBY takes the best of traditional yoga – but ‘remixes’ it with bodyweight and rehabilitative exercises.
I started BBY for peeps like myself. Athletes who have beaten the crap out of their bodies. Or for those who are feeling the effects of an aging body and want to improve it. And anyone who is interested in the physical benefits of a yoga practice – without having to learn sanskrit and burn incense.
Instead, I’m going to show you an incredible way to get healthy, build strength, increase flexibility, and lose weight (when paired with a healthy diet).
Most importantly, anyone and everyone can benefit. It’s a low-impact fitness system you can do anywhere!
My name’s Jason. I’ve dedicated more than a decade to learning, applying, and experimenting with exercise, fitness, and yoga practices. I’ve studied and practiced numerous styles from Iyengar, Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Baptiste, Rocket and more.
But I’ve also been interested in more modern bodyweight biomechanics. Like calisthenics. And Gymnastics. Movements that align with exercise principles.
I believe this divergence from yoga allows us to explore movement and mindfulness practices that we can adapt to our own lifestyles. In fact, it’s the backbone of Built By Yoga.
I get metaphorical rocks thrown at me from traditional yogis for this btw. But I’m over it. Because I also get men and women from around the world thanking me for making yoga more accessible for them. And as a result, they have improved their mobility and move more freely in their bodies.
And you’ll learn how to do the same. You’ll also learn to:
- Strengthen the connective tissue surrounding your joints
- Increase mobility and flexibility
- Curb your fight-or-flight response mechanism
- and so much more…
Heal and Strengthen Your Body In An Incredibly Powerful Way
Shortly after I graduated from high-school, I got into martial arts. Mostly, I fell in love with jiu-jitsu. It’s like playing a game of chess. It’s all about positioning and control. You must stay calm and focused. When you’re reactive, you make mistakes.
One of those mistakes cost me my ACL. It was in a grappling tournament. While working for a takedown position, my opponent found his advantage and threw a hip toss. But I saw it coming. And at the last minute, I thought I could reverse it (rather than preparing to break the fall).
I managed to escape the hip toss and position myself for a takedown. But as I planted my right foot, a lot of momentum went into my knee. Suddenly, it folded sideways like a piece of soft spaghetti.
Bad as that experience was, it was nothing compared to post-op. That’s when it really became apparent that I’d have to invest in healing my body. Or else, future me would be paying for it…
Fortunately, I had an amazing physiotherapist. She worked hard on strengthening the muscles surrounding my knee; with emphasis on stability around the joint. Every session I’d leave having broken a sweat. I appreciated her for pushing for results. I think she appreciated the work ethic.
Anyways, I don’t recall exactly how we got on the topic. But one of those sessions we got to talking about yoga.
I’d brought up that I’ve done it a handful of times to work on improving my mobility and flexibility for martial arts. I also noticed it was also incredibly demanding on my stability.
But right away she was advocating it. Something like, “Yes, absolutely! Do yoga as often as you can!”
And so I did.
And what I discovered was a unique and powerful way of strengthening the body…
Yoga strengthens your body in such a powerful way.
Additionally, the muscular coordination you develop is unreal. You learn how to control your body and move like your superhuman!
Yoga is tremendously beneficial not only for developing a strong core and strengthening stabilizer muscles, but for strengthening the deep connective tissues surrounding your joints, as well.
H. David Coultier captures it best in Anatomy of Hatha Yoga:
The connective tissues are like steel reinforcing rods in concrete; they are hidden but intrinsic to the integrity of the whole.
And this is where your true strength lies.
Build a foundation with strong “steel reinforcing rods“ your body will move and feel incredible!
And not only that, but strengthening weak areas is absolutely essential in removing aches and pains. A lot of people think flexibility is the problem. But it’s not.
Pains are usually signs of weaknesses and imbalances. Back pain can usually be alleviated by strengthening the core, for example. And your joints will feel younger once you strengthen those stabilizer muscles surrounding them.
The Built By Yoga (BBY) Approach to Strength
How would you like to have amazing core strength and total body control?
This is a big difference from traditional yoga practices. In my practices, I like to introduce longer isometric holds, concentric exercises like push-ups, or unique exercise progressions for more advanced bodyweight exercises.
Doing so makes for more fun, challenging yoga workouts. And you’ll strengthen your body in such an incredible way as a result.
If you’re a weightlifter or athlete, you’ll appreciate the enhanced resistance. These movements will assist your workouts by strengthening your joints and stabilizers for improved performance.
If you have any aches-and-pains, the movements and exercises can help you wash those away.
And if you want to lose some fat and tone up your muscles, the added resistance will help (provided you’re eating a healthy diet, that is).
I’ll give you a warning ahead of time. As you get to know me, you’ll find I like a solid challenge. Some of my strength based yoga workouts are TOUGH.
But it’s these types of practices that’ll really benefit your body in the long run.
Dramatically Improve Your Mobility And Flexibility
Alright, let’s talk about those mobility gains. Truthfully, this is what most people ask me about. And yes, your mobility and flexibility can improve dramatically with yoga.
Yoga has THOUSANDS of poses and sequences that challenge your body through its full ranges of motion.
And by just selecting a few of them, you can open up your Range of Motion and improve flexibility significantly!
Having a regular yoga practice is one of the most holistic approaches to your body’s health. And as discussed, we can add in more modern exercises to further improve strength outcomes.
But one of the biggest benefits of a regular yoga practice is the mobility and flexibility gains. In fact when I first started, I couldn’t even touch my toes! Needless to say, I’ve come a long way…
Won’t take long before you will see your body opening up. More importantly, you’ll improve spinal mobility and posture. And of course, unlock tight hips.
Listen, I can ramble on about this stuff forever. But it’s not gonna do you an ounce of good if you can’t apply it to your own life.
So enough chatting about it! Let’s apply some exercises that I guarantee will have a tremendous impact on your life.
On the next page, you can learn more about BBY Foundations – a (100% free) training series to kickstart your strength and mobility.
Promise you’ll love it ;-P