Many have this misconception that only women can and should practice yoga. But yoga has incredible benefits for men just like it has for women. Yoga expert Abhishek Sharma tells you why you should include yoga in your fitness routine.
Builds muscular strength: Yoga uses the weight of your body to build muscles and strength. From yoga, you get the same muscle building benefits that you get from performing squats, leg lifts, long extended pushups.
Boosts sexual performance and libido: You can get the benefits of improved sexual performance and increased libido from yoga. The breathing techniques can help you better channel your sexual energy, and since yoga improves your stamina, you will have better sexual endurance.
Helps you perform better at the gym: A study published in the Biopsychosocial Medicine Journal found that men who followed 12 weeks of a yoga program exhibited increased strength to perform deadlift as well as increased hamstring and shoulder flexibility.
Boosts confidence: With yoga, you will have better overall muscle tone and improved flexibility which will make you look and feel very confident. Certain yoga twists will also aid in improving your balance and keeping your spinal disks supple.
Improves productivity at work: As you work your way through each yoga pose, you will have better concentration and focus sat work. Amidst your jam-packed schedule, the breathing exercises or pranayama can help you de-stress and calm you down.
Boosts cardiovascular health: Men are more prone to suffer from cardiovascular diseases as they age. Regular yoga practice can improve your cardiovascular health and thus cut down on those doctor visits.
Improves posture: Practising yoga will help you improve your posture that gets disturbed through sitting on a desk and staring at a computer screen for long hours.
Benefits athletes: If you are into sports like golf, the spine tends to turn to one direction. The yoga asanas helps balance this disparity. Yoga also helps runners improve their stamina and counter the effects of gravity.