It is common thinking that most men hit the gym and pump some iron while women grab their mats and enjoy a rewarding yoga class. To some extent, this is true, but some men may not realize, or have ever entertained, that yoga classes for men can be highly beneficial for many reasons.
These exceptional pluses include everything from improved health benefits to greater flexibility, much-needed stress relief, and even better bedroom performance; all can be enhanced with regular yoga classes. Still not convinced, then perhaps the following gains you can acquire from this sometimes misunderstood activity can make you skip leg day and become familiar with the word namaste.
Stress permeates almost every aspect of daily life. From a hectic job to family problems to lack of money and medical concerns, a person’s mind and body get battered with a truckload of stress at every turn. Yoga can be your personal stress’s kryptonite. Both a person’s battered physical body and their abstract stressful thoughts are recipients of the power of yoga. By performing the various poses during class, a physically stressed person can loosen muscles, tendons, and ligaments and ease pain throughout their body. Additionally, while the body gets “healed,” the mind begins to calm. Upon completing the class, most people (men and women) feel relaxed and at peace, allowing them to focus better on just about everything.
Going to the gym, playing golf, and swimming in the pool may be great activities, but they can also get monotonous to the point that they lack challenge or meaning. They may have become more robotic, and you might only be doing them because that is what you’ve repeatedly been doing for months or even years. Yoga can be your new challenge in life. Something new opens your mind, and challenges you at something that you are not an expert at. Knowing new terms about yoga, the poses, and even your limitations give you something to embrace so that boredom won’t be an issue anytime soon.
A man may look at a yoga class and not be impressed. However, they quickly change their tune when they try to perform some poses. Bodies get stiffer as a person ages, so yoga helps to reverse that process to a point. It’s gratifying when you can stretch farther and farther each class, allowing you to gauge your improvement in real-time. Additionally, a man’s strength will increase as he uses muscles he may have never trained. The complex poses offer challenges for all body parts, and a stronger overall body will result.
If you have a few (or more than a few) pounds to shed, yoga can help in ways you may never realize. With the endless amount of stretching, bending, and contorting your body during a class, the body’s internal organs get massaged, and a boost in a man’s (or anyone’s) metabolic rate occurs, which can aid in weight loss. This physical aspect, coupled with a clear mind that will help you control your eating, sleeping, and exercise habits, you’ll be smiling on the scale in no time.
Aside from weight and stress control, yoga can aid in better health for a man’s overall body. Chronic back and neck pain (like what is incurred from hours sitting at a desk all day) can be eased by performing challenging poses and learning better body posture and stability. Additionally, minor aches and pains that come and go will fade as blood flows throughout the muscles of the body during class. Finally, a great workout during yoga class translates into a great night’s sleep which further aids the body’s healing process.
Well, men, if none of the other tips sparked your interest, this one may make you jump into a yoga class today. With greater flexibility, low stress, and an open mind, your sexual performance will increase significantly. This includes not only the physical side, such as erections and performance but also your mental state. Which helps to boost confidence with the women you interact with regularly.
With men in the minority attending yoga classes (for now, anyway), the majority (duh!) are women, and that’s not bad. I’m sure most men would prefer working out next to spandex-wearing females than to sweat-covered men grunting with every rep. Although yoga classes are not meant for meeting women, if you do find a practitioner that shares your interests and is equally attracted to you, then yoga classes are indeed a win-win for you!