“Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel.”
Yoga is beneficial for everyone and is proudly a gender-irrelevant activity. However, there are certain poses which can be focused specifically for men, targeting their more common problem areas. Same for pregnant women, menopausal women, people with back problems, hip problems etc, etc. A routine can be catered to your specific needs. So, if you’re a dude, and you’re into yoga, or thinking about getting into yoga, this will hopefully give you that push or motivation to get stretching. It’s really a huge shame that more gents don’t participate in the extremely beneficial holistic practice. It’s observably a dominantly female activity, so it’s our mission to tally in a few more men.
“With yoga, you’ll hone your mental focus, rid your system of toxins, and maybe even boost your performance in the bedroom. You’ll even be able to touch your toes — improved flexibility is a bonus for just about every sport.”
Joshua Berman (mensfitness.com)
One of the most attractive features of yoga is it’s beautiful simplicity. To start off with, you only need some space, a soft place to stand and the free time to spare. Sure, there are extras you can buy along the way such as support blocks, yoga mats, yoga clothing, instructional videos and so on. But really, you don’t need all of that. A carpet will do, if that’s what you have.
What you will do for yoga:
- Take some time out of your day
- Breathe deeply
- Hold a stretch
What yoga will do for you:
- Relieve stress
- Improve energy levels
- Lower high blood pressure
- Reduce symptoms of fatigue
- Improve quality of sleep
- Boost self-esteem
- Increase flexibility
- Promote relaxation
- Increase circulation
- Ease muscle pain
- Increase oxygen levels in the blood
- Sculpt and tone muscles
- Burn fat
- Improve concentration
- Prevent injuries
- Improve mobility
- Encourage self-discipline
- Calm the mind
- Strengthen the heart
- Strengthen immune system
- Discover peace
Any arguments? Didn’t think so.
Let’s get the ball rolling here with a fantastic step-by-step yoga routine provided by yoga teacher and ex-punk-rocker Raghunath from doyouyoga.com.
Get ready to learn Upward Dog, Downward Dog, Plank pose, Sphinx pose, and Chaturanga!
If you’re really slacking on the motivational part of things. Watch this one first: 🙂
And if Shia LaBeouf can’t convince you, I really don’t know who can!
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