1. Yoga works the entire body
In most of the popular male sports such as football, you tend to utilize only10 to 15 per cent of the body, whereas yoga provides a full body workout that covers every muscle, joint and organ. The practice oxygenates the blood, creating more energy when you finish the exercise as opposed to depleting the body of it. You work every system:cardiovascular, skeletal, muscular and endocrine.
2. Yoga has benefits in your private life
There are many yoga poses (asanas) which are beneficial for boosting sexual effectiveness. For example, Guarasana, or Eagle Pose, is a posture that sends fresh blood and oxygen to the sexual organs, so this is a particularly beneficial exercise for men in revitalizing their bedroom prowess! Trikonasana, or Triangle Pose, is a marriage of the heart and the lungs, two organs that don’t usually interact. Not only does this posture increase cardiovascular endurance, but it is also the only known yoga posture that utilizes every organ, muscle and joint in the body.
3. Yoga works for everyone
It does not matter how you look when you practice yoga. Whether you’re a 110 kg linebacker or a 65kg triathlete, yoga will push your personal boundaries by increasing your own flexibility, endurance and muscle strength. So if you think yoga is not for you, then you should definitely try it out first and only then you should make a decision. The beautiful thing about yoga is that it doesn’t exclude anyone, but beneficial & suitable for everyone no matter what kind of health conditions or fitness level you currently have.
4. Yoga decreases muscle soreness
Yoga is hugely beneficial in working out stiffness from other sports. When muscles are fatigued, they build with lactic acid, and yoga, which stretches and releases tension, helps flush that away. Runners in particular find yoga the best activity after a long endurance jog.
5. Yoga restores energy levels
Yoga practice doesn’t deplete your body of all of your energy after a class –like, say, a gym workout, where your body is entirely fatigued after your session. Instead, it actually increases your vigor, making you feel more aware and revitalized.
6. Yoga trains your focus
Many professional athletes have heightened their performance levels through practicing yoga. By combining mental,physical and emotional strength, they became better athletes at their chosen sport. Men can’t seem to let their egos go, and in yoga, you have to train your mind to shut down — to stop thinking about work, what you’re going to have for dinner or whether your favorite football club are going to win the game. Traditionally, men have a more difficult time doing that than women, although, once they do let go, their focus on the positions — and the difficulty in holding them –improves vastly.
7. Yoga flushes your system
The practice of yoga is often referred to as “intense,” especially on Balazs Heller’s FitYoga classes. As FitYoga is an energetic fusion of traditional Hatha Yoga, modern Vinyasa Flow, Pilates and Core Strengthening through Intensive Fitness exercises, you end up sweating a considerable amount. The kilograms dramatically shed off your body and, more importantly, you rid yourself of all the pent-up toxins. Due to the heat you create within your body, you are essentially creating an artificial “fever” in the body, therefore enhancing the immune system.
8. Yoga balances the mind
Yoga has such a great sense of community to it and it really allows for mental clarity and focus. After you practice, you feel more grounded, less self-absorbed and calmer. This type of mental clarity really helps in other sports or activities you may be involved in.
9. Yoga creates inner-peace
No matter how stressful and busy your lifestyle is, after a yoga session you feel de-stressed, released from all the problems, difficulties you are facing in your life. Yoga is particularly advisable if you want to get out of your everyday rat-race and give yourself a 90 minutes of Peace and Quiet. Yoga is a flowing meditation, so no matter how much experience you have in practicing meditation, the benefits manifest right away.
10. Yoga makes you become a better person
Yoga is a holistic transformational experience of the Mind-Body and Spirit. It simply makes you a better person without even noticing it. You start to become more aware about the true purpose of life and start to enjoy the present moment without any expectations. You feel tuned into your spiritual well-being which requires no more ‘things’ from the outside as you start you value everything which is inside. Simply you become more, by being more instead of having more.Instead of arguing, you start to understand, instead of hatred you start to forgive. Instead of expecting you start to take responsibility.
Peace Within, Peace in the World. Namaste. – as I always close my FitYoga classes.