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hepcat    4,652

Do any guys here do yoga? I know a ton of girls who do it, but very few guys. I was invited to attend a free beginner session and I'm just curious to get some opinions, especially from guys.

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boo7382    1,392

the yoga class next to my kickboxing class gets out while we are still in. There is usually about 1/3-1/2 guys that walk out of there.

Ive been told its really good to help your breathing and to relax if you are a person who has trouble dealing with stress.

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hepcat    4,652

the yoga class next to my kickboxing class gets out while we are still in. There is usually about 1/3-1/2 guys that walk out of there.

Ive been told its really good to help your breathing and to relax if you are a person who has trouble dealing with stress.

I don't really have problems with stress, the main thing I'd be interested in is increasing flexibility. I'm pretty rigid, especially my back. Probably comes from being in an office chair all day.

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Inimicus    2,542

Ive done it on and off for years.

You should definitely give it a shot since its free. It takes a whole different kind of strength. Ive seen it crush some hard-core gym rats.

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boo7382    1,392

http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/benefits-yoga

Most guys face similar obstacles to fitness. If you're not stressing out, you're scraping up time to work out--and sometimes your goals are murky.

Yoga isn't a cure-all. But we heartily prescribe accompanying your workout with the ancient practice. The benefits of yoga are obvious.

Yes, yoga links the mind and body, a concept that sounds a little bogus until you actually do it. But just as important, yoga boosts energy and speeds up your body's recovery. It can even help with back pain.

And you can do it without the trappings you may associate with yoga. Leave your Sanskrit dictionary at home and wear whatever you want.

If hitting the mat still seems frilly, consider the nearly 3.5 million men who are probably sleeping better than you because they've mastered their breathing. Or the NFL players who swear by it.

"The thing with yoga is that it's counterintuitive to a guy's natural way," says Jessie Brazil, a yoga instructor and certified health and fitness associate for the Health Fitness Corporation. "A guy sees it as stretching. He doesn't see it as a workout."

Results take time. Yoga is about total body strength--and seamlessly merging it with your other passions: Sex, travel, you name it.

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Inimicus    2,542

You might as well take a ballet class next.

LOL

endure the Power Yoga session in P90X and then say that...

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boo7382    1,392

Tried Hot yoga a couple of times. If it wasnt 100 bucks a month I'd do it instead of my gym routine.

100 dollars? where are you going?

I pay $37/month at the Y, that includes Yoga.

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Kitten Diver    29

It was a "boutique" type place at the Lake, that's all they do.

Does your Y offer hot yoga? Its basically yoga in a sauna room set at 110-120 degrees if you haven't heard of it..

edit: the only reason I say hot yoga specifically as opposed to regular yoga is because I feel like I've put in more work when I'm sore and my clothes are drenched with sweat.

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boo7382    1,392

It was a "boutique" type place at the Lake, that's all they do.

Does your Y offer hot yoga? Its basically yoga in a sauna room set at 110-120 degrees if you haven't heard of it..

edit: the only reason I say hot yoga specifically as opposed to regular yoga is because I feel like I've put in more work when I'm sore and my clothes are drenched with sweat.

haha yeah I do know what the Hot Yoga is, I have heard very good things about it....

They have that at the Y with all these other types of yoga

Regular Yoga

Vinyasa Yoga

Power Vinyasa

YIN

Hatha

Gentle

Mindfulness

Yoga/Pilates fusion

Bliss

Inyegar

I'm sure they are all pretty much the same just with slight changes. I have heard really good things about Vinyasa...this girl I do kboxing with says she takes that and it really helps your breathing when you are doing cardio, helps you to control everything. Its also really good for your core, building muscle, etc. You do lots of little movements and don't realize how much they work you until you are sore the next day.

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Zcustom    522

I used to do pilates before we had 2 kids. Most people consider it a cousin of yoga, and it's subject to the same knuckle-dragging comments as yoga (ballet?)

It was awesome. I never felt better and my ability to play my drums was increased 10 fold. The strenth and flexibility I had was insane.

Once I get caught up on sleep I'll start my morning pilates again. Give the yoga a shot, if you like it who cares what people say

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