Observe all the men huffing and puffing in gyms today and it’s clear many are just as concerned about body image as women are believed to be. But could the activities lots of men enjoy, like weight-training or high-impact sports, have a perfect counterbalance in yoga? Yoga experts say ‘yes’. They also list reduced stress, deeper emotional insight, better life balance and less ego-related conflicts and worries as major benefits for men as well as greatly increased flexibility and strength. Sounds like the making of a dream man, right?
But men are much less likely to do yoga than women: around 90% of Australian yoga participants are women. Ironic, considering yoga was originally practiced in India exclusively by men.