“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Welcome everyone who has just joined the YOGA4Men family, a social group for men who share similar interests - to share the practice of yoga, meditation and wellbeing. Heal your body, mind and soul on your personal journey to become a happy, healthy and strong men, become whole. Become the man you want to be.
I have decided to set up this Community group so we can interact with each other, give support and inspiration in our every day lives. You are welcome to share blogs, articles, videos and join group discussions. You can follow us on www.yoga4men.com (http://www.yogawow4men.com) for classes, workshops and retreats or Twitter http://twitter.com/yoga4M for current updates.
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WOW ! WOW! WOW! what a awesome experience!
OUR yoga4men sessions focus on connection to the self, practical body flexibility, core strength and balance, meditation and pranayama ( breathing)
You will leave the session feeling tall, loose, warm, relaxed and smiling.
(Sessions are also great for runners and others who need to stretch the body after working out )
Enjoy the experience of reaching and expanding out, up, into the open sky at one with nature and your environment.
______________________________________________________________________ Why Men’s Yoga? "Yoga has a long rich history in India (as long as 5000 years) where a vast majority of the practitioners are men. But there is a general misconception among men in the West about yoga. When yoga is mentioned a typical man’s response is “I’m to tight to do yoga” or they say, “I should do yoga, but I don’t”. There seems to be this awkward not knowing how to get involved, what’s yoga about, nervous about being a beginner, that keeps most men from ever trying yoga. Or they do go to a yoga class and indeed there are a lot of flexible young women and they feel out of place. The work that men do together, learning together, helps build honor and respect for each other and for them self. When you look around you see men doing yoga, their bodies are similar to your body, there challenges are similar to your challenges it feels more inclusive, you feel more included and 3accepted. It is very reaffirming to see a room full of men, young, old, in good physical shape, not in such good shape, but all taking an active role in improving their health and the quality of their lives." read full article by Jonathan Bowra http://www.mensyogatribe.com/YogaForMen.pdf ______________________________________________________________________ Here’s 10 reasons why more guys should do yoga. 1. You’ll work different muscle groups Most guys go to the weight room and do the same exercises for years and years. Yoga offers a way to build strength in different parts of your muscles that you’ve probably never built before. 2. You will burn calories If you take a YOGA class - you will burn a lot of calories that will help you lose weight. It’s also not as hard on your joints as running is. 3. Yoga reduces toxins in the muscles A lot of guys don’t do to much stretching, so toxins tend to build up in their muscles. Yoga is all about stretching all the various muscle groups to release built up of toxins in the body. 4. Yoga is great for stress relief A major component of yoga is working on meditation and breathing. It’s like a meditation in motion that will help you clear your mind from your stress-filled work day. 5. It’s great for pain relief If you have sore or stiff muscles, yoga does great things to relax and relieve the tension areas of the body. 6. It will give you an edge in other sports Professional athletes do yoga to gain any extra advantage they can get. 7. You’ll feel better Yoga will help you sweat and release serotonin in the brain, which will improve your mood. It will also improve you confidence because you’ll be in better shape. Most importantly, a lot of yoga includes meditation, which will help you become more calm. 8. Yoga will help you sleep Yoga will will help you sleep because it reduces stress, which is usually a major part of keeping us awake at night. 9. Yoga will help you increase your strength Most of the postures require that you coordinate your entire body in order to get into the pose. This will help you strengthen muscles throughout your entire body. 10. Yoga will help improve your balance A lot of postures in yoga work on improving your balance. This will help you in sports and all areas of life.
My name is RAD. I love Yoga. I love people and I love life. For me life is an adventure. Im certified HATHA YOGA teacher following the path of ANUSARA YOGA and Shiva- Shakti TANTRA. I am interested in energy healing and meditation. I am certified massage therapist and Reiki practitioner.
I know how much Yoga has influenced and changed my life and I am here to inspire you to give it a GO!
What is Anusara Yoga?
ANUSARA YOGA helps you radically change the way you look at life and recognise the infinite possibilities of your own existence WOW! This unique method of hatha yoga, founded in 1997 by John Friend, become one of the most popular forms of yoga practiced all over the world. Its popularity may have something to do with the positivism of SHIVA - SHAKTI TANTRA philosophy. Anusara Yoga integrates biomechanical principles of alignment with the celebration of the heart and spirit.
Simply - ANUSARA ROCKS! - whenever you do Anusara class you will have a BLAST! It's a balance of playful discovery, mindfulness, challenging physical practice and inspiring philosophy. It is a slower paced yoga focusing on each pose and how to get there, to help build strength, and prevent injury. It is style that puts much emphasis on perfecting alignment, listening to your body, and working within your means as you learn and challenge yourself at your own pace.