WHEN MIND GETS ITS OWN DRUGs.
What does a woman giving birth or breastfeeding have in common with a jiujitsu practitioner?
Well, this is how I found out why and how me and all the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners are seriously addicted.
I'm a midwifery student and also a BJJ student.
I never denied my addiction to this sport, since the very first class.
That feeling of wanting more of it, counting days to come back training, that excitement during the fights and the way this sport suddenly came into your life wiping out bad thoughts, mood and problems, leaving instead that aura of complete fulfilling happiness.
And then there is the BJJ community. I've always wandered, how is It possible to bond so quickly with these people, how is it possible to find so many good and warm people on a mat of any country of the world?
It's not just the daily ambition of self-improvement, measuring yourself always with people that can teach you something to add on your game, noticing you getting stronger and stronger, finding yourself surrounded by a "family" with the same goals as you.
Yes, Jiu jitsu changed your life, but also changed something in your mind.
This is what I discovered studying midwifery, exactly where I'd thought about finding a clue in our BJJ addiction :)
We found then an healthy, cheap, active way to be high using our own mind and sport!