Some Surprising Benefits of Yoga

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Ok, so you know that yoga will help you improve your flexibility and your body strength and will help you get in touch with your inner self. ‘You should do yoga to improve your flexibility.’ ‘It will help you breathe better.’ There’s nothing wrong with this.  Yoga does do these things and there is certainly nothing wrong with wanting to …

How Yoga Effects Posture

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Posture refers to how we stand, sit, walk and take many other actions.  Posture is also tied to things like confidence and how we are perceived by others.  An upright posture conveys strength and confidence.  A slouching posture tends to portray a lack of confidence and sometimes things like exhaustion and sorrow.  Poor posture is also linked to back problems …

Do Manly Men Do Yoga?

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It’s a peculiarity of western culture that yoga is practiced primarily by women. Here, it’s often thought that men do sports and women do things like yoga and stretching. Ironically, many men have reported that their first yoga class has often ‘kicked their ass’ and that it requires a lot more strength than they imagined.  In its origin countries, yoga …