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Yoga for Men | Why men should get on yoga mat?

If we trace back to the history and origin of Yoga, we will find that traditionally yoga had been practiced only by men. Fast forward to today, a typical yoga class will have more women than men. Your yoga teacher, too, is more likely to be a woman, although there are a lot of prominent male yoga teachers, including the pioneers of some of the most popular Yoga styles (Power Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and Ashtanga Yoga in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras).

In this blog post, we will discuss some of the top benefits of yoga for men. We will also dispel some of the myths that keep men from giving yoga a try. So, if you are a man looking for ways to improve your health and wellbeing, read on! You will be surprised at the benefits yoga has to offer.

Firstly, is yoga a gender-specific practice?

NO! it’s not. I want to scream this out loud to anyone who says yoga practice is only for women and heavy physical workout is for men.

Yoga has been a part of India’s culture for centuries. The practice was reserved exclusively to males in ancient times, but eventually opened up and became popular with both.

Baka Dhyanasana (Patient Crane Pose)

This change reflects how much our social constructs can affect what things become viewed through different lenses – Yoga isn’t just “about” waking up your body or mind; instead, its focus lies within figuring out ways which help us reconnect more fully with all aspects of ourselves.

The yoga practice is not about “breaking” the body down but breaking through the barriers that have been created by our own thoughts and emotions.

Yoga is a way to balance two opposing forces of nature for both the genders

Yoga is not about individualizing the body but rather understanding that we are all connected. “Yin” or moon energy endows us with power to create, while the sun’s masculine force brings life into existence–they’re inside everyone no matter what gender you identify as!

Yoga is the middle path that helps us find our way into Oneness. The poses and breathing help you resonate with both polarities, which will lead your mind towards Damascus Road where all conflict resolves peacefully without attachment or fear because there’s nothing left to acquire once we reach true tranquility- inner peace!

Is yoga more difficult for men due to their built and body structure?

While there is a general notion that females are more flexible than males and males are more strongly built than females.

However, there is still debate about whether or not that is true.

But yoga can be beneficial for men and women alike. However, there are some poses that might be more challenging for men due to their muscle and bone density.

Natarajasana (The Lord of the Dance Posture)

The female skeleton is generally more delicate than the male. “Males in general have denser bones, tendons, and ligaments” 

A females rib cage tends to be rounder with a shallower lower back while also being shorter overall.

Males, in general have denser bones and tendons. They also need more strength to hold up a heavier weight due to their larger frame size.” 

Still, men have been practicing yoga for over two millennia. Males have different body types “Short vs tall; slim or stocky.” But what matters most on the mat isn’t the size difference so much as how well you take care of your entire self – mindfully moving through poses with focus while paying attention both to outside distractions (auditorily) and internally inspired movement.

Yoga isn’t just physical postures; it’s mental & emotional cleansing combined so when someone practices correctly they’ll feel better externally too.

There are plenty of yoga poses that are great for men. In fact, many yoga poses offer unique benefits to men’s health. For example, Warrior I pose strengthens the muscles in the legs, hips, and groin area; Downward Dog pose stretches the ham

Sirsasana (Headstand)

10 Benefits of yoga for men

1. Improved flexibility

Poses like the lizard and pigeon help to open up the hips, groin, and chest area. This increased flexibility can help improve your range of motion, making everyday activities easier.

2. Increased strength

Yoga helps to build muscle mass and tone the body. Poses like plank, warrior III, and crow are great for developing strength in the arms, shoulders, core, and legs.

3. Improved focus and concentration