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How is yoga good for BJJ

I’ve been wondering this for some time.
Initially I only thought of yoga as a way to improve flexibility, which would be great for your guard etc. I concentrated mainly on butterfly guard so never really bothered to stretch for years and am suffering now as a result
I have started doing regular yoga routines the past 7 weeks, bar a 2 week gap when I was in a cast.
Better flexibility is a must now that I have started trying to play various other types of open guard.
But more important is to try and reverse the chronic pain I have in my hip. The improved flexibility will no doubt help, but there are other benefits too.

For a more expert opinion on yoga, check out Sebastian Broches site at www.yogaforbjj.net

Check out the attached link.
Would many of these benefits also be available from flow rolling?

http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-library/yoga-for-chronic-pain

If you want to give yoga a try, Sebastian Brosche has a site on yoga for bjj
I have found that a complete yoga routine is easiest as I am not experienced at yoga and a full routine can make sure I don’t miss anything and it doesn’t take any time to plan.
Heres another one that I found useful

Heres a link broche sent me to help figure out my hip pain, too much tension in the area can cause un-necessary pain

http://www.methodistorthopedics.com/piriformis-syndrome

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