Despite Yoga popularity, there’s one part of the population that largely remains hesitant to do yoga – men.
Consider this, hard-to-ignore benefits men can gain from yoga:
- Increase athletic performance.
Frequent yoga practice, will improve your flexibility and awareness, as you learn how to properly align your body to transfer body force more efficiently.
- Prevents injuries and speed recovery.
Men often experience various aches, pains, and injuries, whether they’re athletically active or spend hours at a desk. Yoga can help prevent injuries or help heal inflamed muscles, tissues, joints and fascia.
- Boosts your sex life
Yoga has physical, mental and spiritual benefits and Yes, yoga can boost your sex drive. A study published by the Journal of Sexual Medicine reported that yoga effectively improves all sexual functions in men, such as desire, sexual satisfaction, performance, confidence, partner synchronization, erection strength, and control.
- Build muscles
In yoga, we use body weight and resistance to build lean muscle mass. Yoga lengthens muscles and tissue, which improves blood flow, means more oxygen to the muscles, which helps them recover faster so they can grow.
- Lower stress level
Outside of yoga class, the world is full of chaos. Do you ever allow yourself time to destress and breath? It’s not easy to find the time, and many men find movement a most effect way to combat stress. Yoga not only reduces, but prevents the stress hormone, cortisol, from elevating in your body.
So, what do you think?
What benefits above entice you to take yoga? Are there any other benefits you’ve noticed — either mental, physical or spiritual? Please let me know in the comments below!