Hey yogis, this week is all about the men. Broga is our new series of classes geared toward the guys. If you’ve felt that yoga is directed toward women, these new classes are created specifically for the male body and perspective. Look at these classes as a return to the time where only men practiced yoga. What you may not know is that up until 1937, women were specifically forbidden to study yoga.
So, how did yoga become a seemingly female dominated practice in the West?
Yoga’s eight-limbed path was studied in India, by men only in it's origins. Then, a Western woman, Indra Devi, convinced Sri Krishnamacharya, considered by many to be the father of modern yoga, to allow her to study with him in his school where the pupils were all teenaged boys. Most of the Ashtanga based Vinysasa classes and Hatha yoga come from what Krishnamacharya taught at his school in India. Devi, along with Iyengar and Pattabhi Jois, worked to bring yoga to the West. The rest is history. So yes, real men practice yoga.
Yoga has the power to offer real tools for coping with daily stresses and demands of life. Learning to breathe, focus, and balance on the mat translates to true benefits for the rest of your day. This accessible yoga-based fitness program can also connect you to your best version of yourself: strong, peaceful, internally and outwardly connected. Become powerful and compassionate from the inside out.
This program is specifically designed with the male perspective and special attention to strengthening your core, quieting your mind, as well as opening tight shoulders and hamstrings. Look at your practice as a way to prevent injury in sports or daily activities, enhance performance for your daily run or swim, and a method to hone your mental focus and minimize stress. Yes, holding some of the yoga postures can feel humbling and learning to breathe and be present during your yoga practice is challenging, but the benefits are real.
This 5 class program, designed for men is accessible to all levels of men, whether you are brand new to yoga, or an experienced practitioner.
1. Robert Sidoti Stretch & Stress Relief
2. Robert Sidoti Sun Salutation Breakdown
3. Robert Sidoti 5 Best Daily Stretches
4. Robert Sidoti Squat Sun Salutation Flow
5. Robert Sidoti Core Strong
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