Thanks to the predominance of estrogen in most New York City yoga studios-or any studio around the country, for that matter-I was pleasantly surprised when, during a recent class, I looked over and noticed a Lululemon-clad man to my right. With about as much ease as all the ladies around him, this anonymous gentleman up-dogged and down-dogged, cobra-posed and bridged with the best of us, even holding his headstand for far longer than my comparatively miniature biceps could muster.
All this got me thinking, why don't more men take part in yoga?
With a lighthearted attitude and a wealth of experience, Zeel Expert and SmarterBodies co-founder Melissa Gutierrez explains why many men shy away from the ancient practice and how to turn this outlook around.
They try too hard.
Men are often used to moving-in society and in their bodies-in a way that requires force, strength and extreme muscular effort. It's been my experience that I have to tell menRead More »from 3 Reasons Why Men Can't Do Yoga