Real men do yoga?
Yoga is a form of relaxation and mediation, which can offer many benefits to the real man of today. With such an emphasis upon hypermasculine stereotypes, there is a need to put things into focus once in a while…chill out a bit dude…you don’t need to deadlift 350lbs to prove that you’re a man. In fact, if you’re trying to impress everyone with how strong you are, it could suggest that you are struggling with your identity and your confidence. I digress.
Yoga is a perfect exercise because it increases flexibility, and increases lubrication of the joints, ligaments and tendons. This is why real men should do yoga…it is great for your body….you don’t need to damage your joints and connective tissue with powerlifting in order to get healthy, mate!
Moreover, it massages the organs of the body and serves as a complete detoxifier of body toxins that exist. Furthermore, it helps in toning the muscles, and provides balancing of the nervous system. Not only that, it reduces stress because of the gentle and slow exercises that are done and executed.
So Yoga, as a whole is very advantageous especially to the persons who are so busy and do not have time to relax. This is a very effective form of relieving stress and aside from that, your physical well being is protected and improved. While there is nothing wrong from robust exercise, like doing olympic lifts with bumper plates as popular with CrossFit training, yoga training provides a different kind of strength.
So while weightlifting will always be popular with men, yoga’s popularity is ever increasing and thus, the need for learning yoga, at least proper techniques, is still in high demand. There are instructional videos that help us to round out our practice in yoga. These videos provides a variety of choices which we could choose from unlike from yoga classes in which some of them gets pretty boring for some of us. There are so many various positions that are taught and performed by Yogis.
Because of its widespread and continuous popularity, millions of men around the world engage in Yoga. There are so many people that have already been blessed with its benefits. There are so many types of Yoga that are exercised by people of different walks of life, ages and lifestyles. This only proves that it is indeed for everybody. One does not need to spend so much money on paying a tutor or simply joining a Yoga class.
There are more convenient ways to learn and practice them. You can do it in your own homes, like any real man, you have a dvd player so you can buy various Yoga Videos that are available. Moreover, there are books that serve as beginners guide or seniors guide. It suits your needs whether you are a newbie to Yoga or if it has influenced you a lot that you would not want it to end just that way.
Men, use music to enjoy yoga
Yoga involves both the breathing control mechanism and the physical exercises that can be done to improve one’s vitality, flexibility and strength. Since it is a form of exercise, it is usually accompanied with sound or music. Yoga music is ‘chill’, peaceful, natural and helps you set yourself in the mood to start the exercise.
With the different kinds of music, it will surely set your condition. There are various types of Yoga music like active, serene, kirtan, and mellow. Usually, it is the sounds of nature like wind chimes, chirping birds, wilderness and many others. While some are chants and Yoga music that was used back then. Yoga music brings together a mix and variety of world beat and sounds. Some are danceable and some sacred music are included in this genre as well…we’re not purists though…if you find something that relaxes you and/or makes you feel positive and good about yourself and your life, that’s your yoga music.
The music is important, though, because it helps you, a real man, move from the beginning to the end of your yoga workout. As a result, this enhances the flow of Yoga and your life. This is like a unifying pulse that is brought together to attain a certain atmosphere of indulgence, like the current of a river or the sound of nature when it is in bloom.
These are invigorating sounds that delight the senses and improve the movement of the body in accordance with the sound or music. Yoga music is great for the real man because it also serves as a light or inspiration, for it brings back positive memories or thoughts, rather than stirring up unnecessary intensity. Want to be a real man? Try some yoga, dude!