Why real men do yoga

Dorset - - Truly Julie -

Yoga was an im­por­tant part of the Eng­land foot­ball team’s World Cup train­ing, so should you adopt it as part of your fit­ness rou­tine?

The ben­e­fits of yoga for men ex­tend far be­yond sim­ply im­prov­ing flex­i­bil­ity and be­com­ing more Zen. This an­cient prac­tice has been in­creas­ingly adopted by male ath­letes, gym fa­nat­ics and sports play­ers, in­clud­ing the Eng­land foot­ball team - and with good rea­son.

If you are the kind of guy who puts his body through its paces with reg­u­lar in­tense phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity, but rarely stops to take

‘With reg­u­lar yoga prac­tice you could find that your body re­cov­ers

faster post-work­out’

care of that body, then yoga could be the miss­ing com­po­nent of your ex­er­cise regime.

With reg­u­lar yoga prac­tice you could find that your body re­cov­ers faster post-work­out, and that you are en­er­gised for the rest of the day after tak­ing a class.

In ad­di­tion your sleep cy­cle can also be im­proved, which in turn will help you to main­tain greater fo­cus in all as­pects of your life.

You may feel like yoga classes are dom­i­nated by women, but that’s no rea­son not to take the plunge. There are classes to suit ab­so­lutely ev­ery ex­pe­ri­ence level, so there’s no need to ever feel out of your depth when you are get­ting started.

Not keen on classes? You can al­ways learn the ba­sics on your own at home by go­ing on­line.

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