Yoga for men



Unlike other workouts that may target specific body parts, yoga is a full-body workout, strengthening and stretching nearly every muscle in your body.


Despite the well-known benefits, men tend to stay away from Yoga because of inflexibility, intimidation, or a preference for faster, more competitive, or more traditionally manly sports. Perhaps finding out what the real, day to day benefits yoga has for men might make you give it a go:


1.Boosts immunity

The immune system is a vast and organized network of cells, tissues, and organs that defend the body from germs, viruses, and microorganisms. Sometimes, the immune system tends to malfunction due to various reasons like stress, inactive lifestyle, and bad eating habits. Regular yoga practice strengthens immunity at the cellular level by changing actual gene expression and thus, improving your internal defense system.


2.Enhance sexual performance

There’s a room where the fact that yoga is relaxing and improves cardiovascular fitness becomes interesting. And that room is the bedroom. By increasing body awareness, reducing anxiety and increasing blood flow to the genital area, yoga can improve bedroom activities and overall performance. Also, the breathing techniques taught in yoga can help men better channel their sexual energy, which can lead to increased sexual endurance.


3.Reduces stress and helps you sleep better

It’s not just the physical benefits, but also the mental ones that make yoga so loved. Studies have shown that yoga can statistically and clinically reduce depression, anxiety and insomnia. Yoga poses, inversions in particular, contribute to a better night’s rest and provides stress relief. The need to unwind is stringent in today’s fast pace culture so why not take a forced break from electronic devices, deadlines and daily worries to promote a state of calmness and ease.


4.Prevents injury

Men tend to isolate the muscles they work with, and also do other activities, like baseball, running, cycling, weight-lifting, and this leads to muscular imbalance and tight hamstrings, tight hips etc. Yoga helps both stretch and prepare the muscles for other activities, but also stabilize and improve your muscular condition.


* Men are less flexible than women, have more muscle and are more prone towards yoga-related injury because they tend to force themselves to get into position. One solution is to be more gentle and avoid particularly strenuous and potentially dangerous poses and another is to attend classes designed just for men.


5.Aids with digestion

There are more than one way in which yoga improves digestion. It reduces stress, which often causes stomach pains and other digestive issues, even may even help people with conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Moreover, Yoga features many postures, especially twists, designed to massage the internal organs  and help food move. This means more energy for the body and usually an improved mood.


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