Yoga and Men
Yoga is not something that is immediately associated with men. Far from it, yoga is often perceived as exclusively ‘female oriented’ – something your girlfriend or mother would do; despite the many benefits available to the male yoga practitioner. I actively encourage men to join my classes, encourage the men in your life to get involved in yoga.
Some of the country’s leading sportsmen have also included yoga into their fitness reigeme. Ryan Giggs has practiced yoga for years and has been quoted on why yoga has helped him.
One of the reasons, I think, is that I’ve had such a good run without major injury, something I’ve never really enjoyed since the start of my career. I’ve been doing yoga for two years now and I don’t think it’s any coincidence that I’ve not had to miss many games in this period. It’s definitely helped my hamstrings and my back. – Ryan Giggs