Why Real Men Should Practice Yoga


Yoga was developed over 5000 years ago by men to prepare their bodies for meditation. Yoga in Indian traditions, however, is more than physical exercise, it has a meditative and spiritual core. So why are only 18% of the 20.4 million yogis in the United States men?  There are many theories.  Men find it boring; men are not thought to be spiritual; men want quicker physical results from their physical activities; yoga is not a decent workout; yoga is too woowoo; you have to be flexible to do yoga; there are only women in the classes.  One incredibly valuable function...

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Yoga to the Rescue for Osteoporosis

My new best friend is Dr. Loren Fishman, has an international reputation as a back-pain specialist, a diagnostician and a pioneer in the treatment of many disorders, including piriformis syndrome, scoliosis, osteoporosis and rotator cuff tear. I had the pleasure of hearing him in an interview on the People's Pharmacy on NPR, episode 1043. Dr. Fishman has been prescribing yoga as therapy for osteoporosis for years. Osteoporosis is caused by a number of factors often with age: hormonal, nutritional, metabolic and heredity. By the time most of us discover we have it we are often past our prime. Most physical fitness...

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