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Ladies – 4 Reasons To Get Your Man To Yoga

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July 27, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Silly article, most people already know the eyes are gazed at the navel in downward dog. 😉 It’s nice to find someone to share a passion with- but if you are going to class to meet people you might not be experiencing all that yoga really has to offer.
This seems so superficial. When we focus on the inner self and let our bodies experience the present, true happiness will manifest and take care of itself. I’m not down playing how sweet it would be to find a mate that enjoys and participates in what yoga and all the benefits it brings to body, soul and mind it offers so much for a rewarding life- but this to ME is very distracting instead of informative. How many people only use yoga as a work out? Because I thought it was a life style.

July 27, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Shhhhhhhhhhhh! I’m a carpenter and life is filled with all macho testosterone BS. I like beig the only guy in class and not having to deal with that. I like that quiet, peaceful, man free zone.

July 27, 2014 at 9:03 pm

Lester R Mateo

July 27, 2014 at 10:33 pm

LOL Daniel Stafford!!

July 28, 2014 at 12:53 am

Byerly SanDiego

July 28, 2014 at 8:34 am

So much for “union”. Then again the guy refers to yoga as a sport. Way to perpetuate the yoga bs!

July 28, 2014 at 9:16 am

Aaron Shoulders

July 28, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Christian Schoper

July 28, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Ok, you finally sold me

July 29, 2014 at 12:52 am

There’s a whole lot more benefits than just this guys!

July 29, 2014 at 1:05 am

Yoga mean something different to everyone and that’s ok. Enough practice will always bring you to the light

    yogiliving
    August 2, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    So beautifully said, Muñeca – thank you & namaste :-).

July 29, 2014 at 8:32 am

Brad Mansilla

July 29, 2014 at 11:30 am

I do it. 3 to 4 times a week I love it and swear it’s keeping me young . I found the fountain of youth not to mention it’s hard as hell

July 29, 2014 at 11:42 am

Sam Underland

July 29, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Having open hips makes it easier for him transfer from one posture to the next without stopping.

Just saying.

July 29, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Bikram yoga saved my life.. I practice 6 days a week. I haven’t felt better in my life.

July 29, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Andrew Catalfina you should join me! 😉

July 29, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Bo Perehazy read this 🙂

August 2, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Brad Saathoff aren’t you glad you are joining me now?

August 2, 2014 at 7:14 pm

Thank you! This article actually annoys me! “Yoga has pretty much become a “ladies’ sport” these days despite the fact that it was originally created for men.”
It’s not a sport it’s a path of a spiritual practice. Keep the “buff” guys that laugh at mantras and don’t care about prana out of my class. If you’re doing it for the sex drive then you’re doing it for the wrong reason

August 2, 2014 at 7:17 pm

If you’re doing yoga for the sex drive, then you are disrespecting the spiritual practice.

August 2, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Totally hear you! My perspective changed a bit however when I worked at a yoga studio with an unusually high percentage of “buff” guys in the classes. What I loved about it was that no matter why they initially started their practices, there was almost invariably this beautiful transformation that would happen where their focus would shift and they would start to delve deeper into the spiritual side of their practice, mantras and all. Namaste :-).

August 2, 2014 at 9:26 pm

All my focus is on yoga. I wake up and practice and then at lest 3 more sessions before I go to sleep at night. Not to mention the classes that I long to be feed for throughout the week. I have noticed I don’t have time for a relationship because I’m too busy feeding my own body mind and soul. I would love to meet a guy who loves to practice as much as I do and that shares the same passion but most guys that are yogi’s seem to be flaky or doing the same thing I am doing. I just feel that being a yogi is more then just a good workout and this article is dumbed down to draw in the main stream. I know everyone will find their own practice in their own timing and it’s all about the journey. But it would The more enlightening to post about what yoga really does and how to cope and love whole heartily in relationships and keep your practice strong the whole time. Namaste!

Tim
August 3, 2014 at 2:02 pm

More Men should go to Yoga for sure. I wrote a blog post about the reasons I feel men don’t go to yoga. A lot of it has to do, as you mentioned here, with the marketing yoga does. I am a yoga teacher. The message we put out about yoga doesn’t resonate with most men and until we change it, never will.

Here is a link to that article if interested.

http://timrx.com/2013/12/23/why-men-dont-go-to-yoga/

Peace Peace Peace

    yogiliving
    August 4, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this, Tim, and great article! It really is a serious deterrent for many men as well as people for people with different body types, or injuries, or even from different cultures. I get super inspired when I see people out there trying to change the perception of “the typical yogi” so we can make yoga more accessible to all!

August 3, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Pablo Lucero
Javier Lopez

August 4, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Erik Nyhus <3

Tim
August 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm

I agree. Everyone can benefit from yoga. We just need to change our advertising. So interesting that in India it is primarily men who practice asana… But here it’s mostly women.

All in time I suppose.

    yogiliving
    August 4, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Well said, Tim! If you’re every interested in contributing an article to Yogi Living, just let me know!

August 5, 2014 at 12:41 am

#FY

August 6, 2014 at 12:23 pm

John

August 6, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Jose Alfredo

August 6, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Pete Johnston what do you think lol

August 6, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Damian Atwood

August 6, 2014 at 7:46 pm

No

August 11, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Brandon Johnson

August 12, 2014 at 10:48 am

Drew Rosenberg

August 12, 2014 at 10:48 am

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