Why guys should try yoga

What’s the common denominator in nearly every yoga class? Gender. More than 80 percent of yoga-goers are women. We hate that stat and decided to come up with the top three reasons it’s time for men to roll out their mats and give yoga a shot.

  1. Yoga is a great full-body workout – even for the most athletic of men. When many guys hit the gym, they often head straight to the weight room. And while most think they are getting in a great workout, the reality is they are only working a small percentage of their muscles. Yoga, on the other hand, can provide a complete full-body workout. Don’t believe us? Give Bikram Yoga a chance and let us know how you feel afterwards.
  2. Yoga will calm you down. Stressed? Tough day at work? Though yoga may be the last thing on your mind, signing up for a class could be the perfect way to wind down after a long day. Studies suggest practicing yoga can lower heart rate and blood pressure, as well as relieve anxiety, depression and insomnia.
  3. Yoga can help reduce the buildup of toxins within the musclesIf your workout has been focused specifically on weightlifting, your muscles may have started building up toxins as a result. Yoga is a great solution and can help release these toxins by allowing oxygenated blood to enter your body and muscles.

So what are you waiting for? Jump on the bandwagon and give yoga a chance. Might we suggest starting with these 10 yoga poses for men, specifically designed to help strengthen and stretch your muscles, improve your posture and prevent workout injuries.

 

 

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