Guys, what’s the first thing you think about when you hear the word yoga? Yoga pants, am I right? Although the highly praised leggings have dominated the market, and the fact that every yoga class seems to be packed with flexible females, this practice is not just for women—it can benefit you, too!
Yoga helps you improve your focus and concentration, purge your body of toxins and even boost your performance in the bedroom. If these reasons weren’t tempting enough, I’ve got some more to get you to join a yoga studio, today!
Feeling a little tight in your muscles and joints from your usual gym routine? Most yoga classes address those issues by focusing on spinal twist moves. Twisting poses help loosen problem areas, getting you back to your weight machines. Yogi Cameron Alborzian says, “Think of the body as a sponge filled with dirty sink water. Gentle twists help to wring the sponge out and purge toxins.” Pretty effective move, right?
Become Relaxed and Calm
Focused breathwork and the inner awareness that you gain from yoga can help you in all aspects of your life. Punching a heavy bag or going hard in the gym after a stressful day can have the opposite effect in relaxing your body and mind. Rather, yoga will help you become less reactive to stressful situations. Next time you’re asked what’s wrong when you’re feeling low, you will be better prepared to give a calm, well-executed response.
Sounds strange, but yoga can do just that! The methodology of yoga is all about waste removal, both mentally and physically. Sweating through a yoga session can help get rid of toxins faster, leaving you refreshed and smelling better afterward. Don’t believe me? Try it out and share the results!
Put down the dumbbells and use yoga to sculpt and tone your entire body. How does it work? Using the weight of your body will build a leaner frame with a more natural tone and definition. For instance, by practicing weight-bearing exercises like the Tree Pose, you put stress (the healthy kind) on your bones and muscles, causing them to rebuild and become stronger.
Burn Stomach Fat
Through deep abdominal breathing, your parasympathetic nervous system is activated. This activation can lower your levels of cortisol—the hormone that forces your body to retain stomach fat. Yoga can train you to breathe deeply and jumpstart banishing those high cortisol levels.
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Allyson Miller is a bookworm, history nerd and outdoor enthusiast who loves writing creative and informational content for SBT in Rock Hill, SC. Depending on the day, you can find her with her nose in historical documents, shopping for trendy exercise outfits or trying new cooking recipes. Allyson dreams that one day, engineers will figure out a way to build roller coasters sans the incline, ridding her of coasterphobia.