Updated: Jun 3, 2019
It’s an interesting dichotomy when it comes to the male role in fitness. Meat heads galore, pumping iron, downing protein and grunting testosterone out their ego inflated nostrils... but most have never taken a step on the mat even once - let alone stick at it. But why?
There a certain stereotype and vulnerability associated with yoga. This goes against every masculine cliche that has ever existed and a lot of people reject the idea before they can enjoy it. Don't get me wrong, yoga isn't for everyone, but wouldn't it be awesome to try it without worrying what people might think? Now, this doesn't mean there shouldn’t be great deal of respect for those who work hard at something, like hypertrophy In the gym. I mean... that shit's hard and god knows it’s an area I haven’t quite succeeded in [#weedy] but what I’m getting at is the fact that so many guys look at yoga as weakness and muscle building as strength. But If the only flexion you get is that nicely tucked forward fold you’ve been working on, instead of your bulging bicep as you flex your protein shake into you mouth - fear not. Those who think there is any shame in participating in any yoga practice couldn’t even begin to do or understand what you know. It's a whole other experience! You might hear that Yoga is emasculating, that it is for women or isn’t thought to be a challenge - but if you’ve been on that mat more than once you’ll know it can be the most empowering and strengthening thing you can do in a day. Whether you’re sitting with your own thoughts or balancing on one arm, don’t let the opinion of others dissuade you from trying something, or worse, stopping altogether.
GET YOUR YOGA ON, DUDES! 🙏🏻💪🏻 💙💙💙💙💙💙
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