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A Message to Veterans from Dan Nevins on YfM.tv

You may have seen him on The View last week on Veterans Day or in a new commercial for Wounded Warrior Project. Dan Nevins has become a beacon in the Veteran and yoga communities, having lost both legs below the knee, as well as suffering a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) in an IED explosion in… Read more »

The Balanced Body – An Introduction to Yoga Therapeutics with Ross Rayburn

Join Ross Rayburn for a series of videos that use the precision of yoga therapeutic principles to not only avoid injury but also as way to elevate your daily yoga asana practice. These videos will be helpful for those interested in healing and are also recommended for intermediate and advanced students looking to transform their practice. #YogaforMen

The entire series of videos are available at the link below.
https://yfm.vhx.tv/products/the-balanced-body-an-introduction-to-yoga-therapeutics-with-ross-rayburn

Let’s Help Get Free Yoga for Vets

Yoga for Men has partnered with the University of South Florida College of Public Health to help conduct a clinical study on the effects of yoga and mindfulness on veterans and active duty military personnel. As part of this study, veterans and active duty personnel have the opportunity to receive free yoga, meditation, and mindfulness classes for a year.

There is already a large waiting list that is growing steadily, and we are raising the funds to put everyone through the study. Please visit the link above to make a contribution. We’d appreciate it if you would share this video with your family, friends, and social network.

If you know of any veterans or active duty personnel, men or women, from any country, who might benefit from free on-line yoga, meditation, mindfulness, tai chi, educational materials, and more, please share this video and send them to http://vets.yoga

Scientific Results of Yoga for Health and Well-Being

The following video is intended to be an educational tool about the science of yoga. The video features information on what changes occur in the body during yoga, the safety of the practice of yoga, and what the research says about whether it can help treat certain health problems. This is the second installment in… Read more »

Off the Mat, Eps 5 – What style of yoga is the best one for me?

Off the Mat, Episode 5 – What style of yoga is the best one for me? Mike and Jonathan get into the nitty gritty of some different types of yoga that may benefit a newcomer to the practice. New episodes air on Mondays at 10am on Facebook.com/YogaforMen and YouTube.com/YogaforMen #YogaforMen

Adaptive Yoga for Comfort and Ease – with Annie Okerlin

In this Yoga for Vets video, Annie Okerlin of Exalted Warrior Foundation guides us through a free hourlong chair yoga practice designed especially for people who are, or may be physically compromised. Annie is a respected name in the Yoga for Veterans world and has extensive experience with #adaptiveyoga.

Extensive use of yoga props is demonstrated.

Off the Mat, Eps 4 – How Often Should I Practice Yoga?

Off the Mat, Episode 4 – A reader from Tampa writes in and asks, “How Often Should I Practice Yoga?”. Short answer: Less can be more. New episodes of Off the Mat air each Monday at 10am on Facebook.com/YogaforMen and YouTube.com/YogaforMen #YogaforMen #OfftheMat

Wellness

A Message to Veterans from Dan Nevins on YfM.tv

You may have seen him on The View last week on Veterans Day or in a new commercial for Wounded Warrior Project. Dan Nevins has become a beacon in the Veteran and yoga communities, having lost both legs below the knee, as well as suffering a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) in an IED explosion in… Read more »

The Balanced Body – An Introduction to Yoga Therapeutics with Ross Rayburn

Join Ross Rayburn for a series of videos that use the precision of yoga therapeutic principles to not only avoid injury but also as way to elevate your daily yoga asana practice. These videos will be helpful for those interested in healing and are also recommended for intermediate and advanced students looking to transform their practice. #YogaforMen

The entire series of videos are available at the link below.
https://yfm.vhx.tv/products/the-balanced-body-an-introduction-to-yoga-therapeutics-with-ross-rayburn

Let’s Help Get Free Yoga for Vets

Yoga for Men has partnered with the University of South Florida College of Public Health to help conduct a clinical study on the effects of yoga and mindfulness on veterans and active duty military personnel. As part of this study, veterans and active duty personnel have the opportunity to receive free yoga, meditation, and mindfulness classes for a year.

There is already a large waiting list that is growing steadily, and we are raising the funds to put everyone through the study. Please visit the link above to make a contribution. We’d appreciate it if you would share this video with your family, friends, and social network.

If you know of any veterans or active duty personnel, men or women, from any country, who might benefit from free on-line yoga, meditation, mindfulness, tai chi, educational materials, and more, please share this video and send them to http://vets.yoga

Scientific Results of Yoga for Health and Well-Being

The following video is intended to be an educational tool about the science of yoga. The video features information on what changes occur in the body during yoga, the safety of the practice of yoga, and what the research says about whether it can help treat certain health problems. This is the second installment in… Read more »

Off the Mat, Eps 5 – What style of yoga is the best one for me?

Off the Mat, Episode 5 – What style of yoga is the best one for me? Mike and Jonathan get into the nitty gritty of some different types of yoga that may benefit a newcomer to the practice. New episodes air on Mondays at 10am on Facebook.com/YogaforMen and YouTube.com/YogaforMen #YogaforMen

Adaptive Yoga for Comfort and Ease – with Annie Okerlin

In this Yoga for Vets video, Annie Okerlin of Exalted Warrior Foundation guides us through a free hourlong chair yoga practice designed especially for people who are, or may be physically compromised. Annie is a respected name in the Yoga for Veterans world and has extensive experience with #adaptiveyoga.

Extensive use of yoga props is demonstrated.

Off the Mat, Eps 4 – How Often Should I Practice Yoga?

Off the Mat, Episode 4 – A reader from Tampa writes in and asks, “How Often Should I Practice Yoga?”. Short answer: Less can be more. New episodes of Off the Mat air each Monday at 10am on Facebook.com/YogaforMen and YouTube.com/YogaforMen #YogaforMen #OfftheMat

Fitness

The Balanced Body – An Introduction to Yoga Therapeutics with Ross Rayburn

Join Ross Rayburn for a series of videos that use the precision of yoga therapeutic principles to not only avoid injury but also as way to elevate your daily yoga asana practice. These videos will be helpful for those interested in healing and are also recommended for intermediate and advanced students looking to transform their practice. #YogaforMen

The entire series of videos are available at the link below.
https://yfm.vhx.tv/products/the-balanced-body-an-introduction-to-yoga-therapeutics-with-ross-rayburn

Off the Mat, Eps 5 – What style of yoga is the best one for me?

Off the Mat, Episode 5 – What style of yoga is the best one for me? Mike and Jonathan get into the nitty gritty of some different types of yoga that may benefit a newcomer to the practice. New episodes air on Mondays at 10am on Facebook.com/YogaforMen and YouTube.com/YogaforMen #YogaforMen

Off the Mat, Eps 4 – How Often Should I Practice Yoga?

Off the Mat, Episode 4 – A reader from Tampa writes in and asks, “How Often Should I Practice Yoga?”. Short answer: Less can be more. New episodes of Off the Mat air each Monday at 10am on Facebook.com/YogaforMen and YouTube.com/YogaforMen #YogaforMen #OfftheMat

Off the Mat, Eps 1 – Reader’s Questions

Hey, it’s our first episode of “Off the Mat” with Jonathan and Mike. Send us your questions and we’ll do our best to answer them. This week we talk about incorporating weight training into your yoga practice, and WHY Yoga FOR Men??? New episodes air each Monday @ 10am Eastern on FB and YouTube. #YogaforMen #OfftheMat #ILovetheBurg #DTSP

Inflexible Guys Need Yoga

Big, inflexible, or “old” stiff guys take notice: YOU NEED YOGA! If you’re not flexible, or think that you can’t do yoga because you’re not flexible, that EXACTLY why you do the practice. Leave your ego at the door and venture into something you may not have tried before. Are you a big, inflexible guy?… Read more »

Food

6 Organic Protein Powders Ranked by Taste

Protein powder is a good choice for many people trying to add in some more nutrition to their diet. But it can be hard to be healthy if your special protein drink tastes a little… off. With so many formulas and flavors, the consistency and taste can change dramatically between brands. And with so many different taste preferences, it can be even harder to nail down that one perfect protein powder.

Anger is Intensity – Sadhguru

A seeker asks Sadhguru about the nature of the anger found in great Indian seers such as Vishwamitra. Sadhguru explains that anger is intensity and that intensity is good, but when you attach an emotion to intensity it can become misery. via Isha Foundation

Basic Approach to Seasonal Allergies: An Ayurvedic Perspective

Up until 1997 I suffered from annual allergies and regular colds. Colds would last me anywhere from 7-12 days and allergies were just consistent especially during allergy season and into most of summer. I would take over the counter medications and I even had prescribe medications all of which may have provided some temporary resolve… Read more »

Pearls of Wisdom on Juice Fasting or General Fasting (Part 1)…

Fasting during this weather/this time of year is not ideal according to Ayurveda. It’s like walking into the middle of the woods while it’s snowing and all of your clothing is quickly removed. Similarly, during the thick of winter the digestive fire must be maintained and the nervous system must be balanced, but isn’t done… Read more »

Yoga

A Message to Veterans from Dan Nevins on YfM.tv

You may have seen him on The View last week on Veterans Day or in a new commercial for Wounded Warrior Project. Dan Nevins has become a beacon in the Veteran and yoga communities, having lost both legs below the knee, as well as suffering a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) in an IED explosion in… Read more »

The Balanced Body – An Introduction to Yoga Therapeutics with Ross Rayburn

Join Ross Rayburn for a series of videos that use the precision of yoga therapeutic principles to not only avoid injury but also as way to elevate your daily yoga asana practice. These videos will be helpful for those interested in healing and are also recommended for intermediate and advanced students looking to transform their practice. #YogaforMen

The entire series of videos are available at the link below.
https://yfm.vhx.tv/products/the-balanced-body-an-introduction-to-yoga-therapeutics-with-ross-rayburn

Let’s Help Get Free Yoga for Vets

Yoga for Men has partnered with the University of South Florida College of Public Health to help conduct a clinical study on the effects of yoga and mindfulness on veterans and active duty military personnel. As part of this study, veterans and active duty personnel have the opportunity to receive free yoga, meditation, and mindfulness classes for a year.

There is already a large waiting list that is growing steadily, and we are raising the funds to put everyone through the study. Please visit the link above to make a contribution. We’d appreciate it if you would share this video with your family, friends, and social network.

If you know of any veterans or active duty personnel, men or women, from any country, who might benefit from free on-line yoga, meditation, mindfulness, tai chi, educational materials, and more, please share this video and send them to http://vets.yoga

Scientific Results of Yoga for Health and Well-Being

The following video is intended to be an educational tool about the science of yoga. The video features information on what changes occur in the body during yoga, the safety of the practice of yoga, and what the research says about whether it can help treat certain health problems. This is the second installment in… Read more »

Off the Mat, Eps 5 – What style of yoga is the best one for me?

Off the Mat, Episode 5 – What style of yoga is the best one for me? Mike and Jonathan get into the nitty gritty of some different types of yoga that may benefit a newcomer to the practice. New episodes air on Mondays at 10am on Facebook.com/YogaforMen and YouTube.com/YogaforMen #YogaforMen

Adaptive Yoga for Comfort and Ease – with Annie Okerlin

In this Yoga for Vets video, Annie Okerlin of Exalted Warrior Foundation guides us through a free hourlong chair yoga practice designed especially for people who are, or may be physically compromised. Annie is a respected name in the Yoga for Veterans world and has extensive experience with #adaptiveyoga.

Extensive use of yoga props is demonstrated.

Off the Mat, Eps 4 – How Often Should I Practice Yoga?

Off the Mat, Episode 4 – A reader from Tampa writes in and asks, “How Often Should I Practice Yoga?”. Short answer: Less can be more. New episodes of Off the Mat air each Monday at 10am on Facebook.com/YogaforMen and YouTube.com/YogaforMen #YogaforMen #OfftheMat

Mindfulness

A Message to Veterans from Dan Nevins on YfM.tv

You may have seen him on The View last week on Veterans Day or in a new commercial for Wounded Warrior Project. Dan Nevins has become a beacon in the Veteran and yoga communities, having lost both legs below the knee, as well as suffering a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) in an IED explosion in… Read more »

Off the Mat, Eps 3 – Yoga and PTSD

This week on “Off the Mat” we answer a question from a friend about what kind of yoga is good from someone suffering from PTSD. The answer is a little different than you might think because this person is wheelchair-bound. New episodes air each Monday at 10am on Facebook.com/YogaforMen and Youtube.com/YogaforMen. #YogaforMen

Progression in Your Yoga Practice

Yoga is a practice of intention, mindfulness, and paying attention to what is happening with your body and breath – moment by moment. By understanding the reason behind what we’re doing – and why – we can then begin to ask the deeper question of “Is this what is right for me in this moment?”

Ahimsa in Your Yoga Practice

Mike Fecht discusses the yoga concept of Ahimsa, which is non-violence or non-harming, not only towards other but toward ourselves as well. The way you treat yourself on the yoga mat can often be a reflection of how you choose to operate in the world.  

Yoga, PTSD, and Personal Growth

From the very beginning of Yoga for Men, we made sure to focus on veterans. Why is that? The number one reason for me personally is my post traumatic stress connection to them. My experience with PTSD is the result of having seen things that I can’t unsee and experience things that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.

Mala Beads, Yoga, and Meditation

First created in India over 3,000 years ago, mala beads are a mysterious aspect of yoga culture. Available in a wide range of colors and materials, these beads are worn to help the user focus on meditation as well as for their beauty and character. Curious about what mala beads are and how they are used in yoga and meditation? Let us help.

Using Mindfulness to Get in the Zone

Everybody, sports fan or not, is familiar with this expression. But what, exactly, is this “zone” that we speak of? “The Zone” is that special place where an athlete is so focused on the game that nothing else exists. This state of being is called mindfulness or “flow.” A regular yoga and meditation practice teaches us how to access this state of being – to get into “flow,” both metaphorically and literally.

5 Ways Yoga Improves Leadership Skills

Did you know that your asana practice can impact your leadership skills? Yoga and meditation have been used for hundreds of years to promote self-improvement and a healthier mind and body. The influence of yoga and meditation on individuals and the skills learned during practice can provide benefits both in the studio and out. We’ve pulled together five ways yoga can help you become a better leader.

Relationships

TOUCH…and Healing on Many Levels (let’s get personal, real and deep)

Yoga practice of asanas, cuddling, affection, physical attention, sensuality, sexuality and emotionality – mentality – spirituality are all tied in to touch on many levels. It always surprises me and never surprises me when, as a massage therapist and with over 20 years of experience, I learn of people not ever having had a session or even liking… Read more »

Yoga: It’s an Inside Job

Answer: It’s an inside job. Question: What is Sex? If I read one more article that dumbs down the benefits of a yoga practice for guys to meeting someone to date or hook up with, I’m going to puke. Peep this…a yoga practice cleans out the clutter in your life—physical, emotional and mental. The benefits to… Read more »

Woody Harrelson on Yoga

“Yoga is the best thing for your sex life! It keeps you limber in all kinds of ways. It teaches you to love your body and your partner’s body. But more than anything, it keeps your mind liquid, and nothing’s sexier than that… I think yoga is a great way to force your outside of… Read more »

Lifestyle

A Message to Veterans from Dan Nevins on YfM.tv

You may have seen him on The View last week on Veterans Day or in a new commercial for Wounded Warrior Project. Dan Nevins has become a beacon in the Veteran and yoga communities, having lost both legs below the knee, as well as suffering a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) in an IED explosion in… Read more »

The Balanced Body – An Introduction to Yoga Therapeutics with Ross Rayburn

Join Ross Rayburn for a series of videos that use the precision of yoga therapeutic principles to not only avoid injury but also as way to elevate your daily yoga asana practice. These videos will be helpful for those interested in healing and are also recommended for intermediate and advanced students looking to transform their practice. #YogaforMen

The entire series of videos are available at the link below.
https://yfm.vhx.tv/products/the-balanced-body-an-introduction-to-yoga-therapeutics-with-ross-rayburn

Let’s Help Get Free Yoga for Vets

Yoga for Men has partnered with the University of South Florida College of Public Health to help conduct a clinical study on the effects of yoga and mindfulness on veterans and active duty military personnel. As part of this study, veterans and active duty personnel have the opportunity to receive free yoga, meditation, and mindfulness classes for a year.

There is already a large waiting list that is growing steadily, and we are raising the funds to put everyone through the study. Please visit the link above to make a contribution. We’d appreciate it if you would share this video with your family, friends, and social network.

If you know of any veterans or active duty personnel, men or women, from any country, who might benefit from free on-line yoga, meditation, mindfulness, tai chi, educational materials, and more, please share this video and send them to http://vets.yoga

Scientific Results of Yoga for Health and Well-Being

The following video is intended to be an educational tool about the science of yoga. The video features information on what changes occur in the body during yoga, the safety of the practice of yoga, and what the research says about whether it can help treat certain health problems. This is the second installment in… Read more »

Off the Mat, Eps 5 – What style of yoga is the best one for me?

Off the Mat, Episode 5 – What style of yoga is the best one for me? Mike and Jonathan get into the nitty gritty of some different types of yoga that may benefit a newcomer to the practice. New episodes air on Mondays at 10am on Facebook.com/YogaforMen and YouTube.com/YogaforMen #YogaforMen

Adaptive Yoga for Comfort and Ease – with Annie Okerlin

In this Yoga for Vets video, Annie Okerlin of Exalted Warrior Foundation guides us through a free hourlong chair yoga practice designed especially for people who are, or may be physically compromised. Annie is a respected name in the Yoga for Veterans world and has extensive experience with #adaptiveyoga.

Extensive use of yoga props is demonstrated.

Off the Mat, Eps 4 – How Often Should I Practice Yoga?

Off the Mat, Episode 4 – A reader from Tampa writes in and asks, “How Often Should I Practice Yoga?”. Short answer: Less can be more. New episodes of Off the Mat air each Monday at 10am on Facebook.com/YogaforMen and YouTube.com/YogaforMen #YogaforMen #OfftheMat

Off the Mat, Eps 3 – Yoga and PTSD

This week on “Off the Mat” we answer a question from a friend about what kind of yoga is good from someone suffering from PTSD. The answer is a little different than you might think because this person is wheelchair-bound. New episodes air each Monday at 10am on Facebook.com/YogaforMen and Youtube.com/YogaforMen. #YogaforMen