3 Great Reasons for Men to Practice Yoga

I know that yoga classes are attended largely by females in tight clothes. But, contrary to what you might think, it’s not just an “easy” workout for flexible girls. While there are a large number of reasons why men can also benefit from yoga, here are just three that might make you want to give yoga a chance…

Building mental focus and managing stress:

Men usually try to deal with stress by going to amped up gyms or punching a punching bag, but that can make them more aggressive or more tired.” Yoga, on the other hand, employs a number of relaxation techniques, which can make you calmer overall. In the midst of a jam-packed schedule, making the time for the relaxed space of a yoga class offers might be the only way for some men to slow down and breathe properly. Breathing exercises, called pranayama, have been developed over thousands of years to calm and tame that endless stream of thoughts. Along with training your body, yoga trains your mind.

Improving performance at sports:

Yoga helps to loosen your joints, and this can improve your tennis game and golf swing. Its also a great way to tone and sculpt your muscles, since you are using your own body weight to build mass and strength.
Practicing yoga builds body awareness, encouraging you to honor your body’s particular needs and limits on any particular day. This will decrease the incidence of injury when running or playing other sports. Also, flexible, well-stretched muscles heal and recover more quickly after working out or getting strained.

Improving your sex life:

Relaxation and breathing techniques that you learn as you practice yoga can translate into better, longer sex. By strengthening you concentration skills, you will channel your sexual energy in a better way and help to prevent premature ejaculation while increasing sexual endurance.