Category: Meditation

Yoga, PTSD, and Personal Growth

One of our primary goals at Yoga for Men is to help encourage people to look beyond the physical aspects of yoga, and consider the psychological and emotional benefits that yoga can provide. Our programs are designed not only to make you a fitter, healthier person, but someone who is open and ready for emotional and personal growth as well.... Read More

Mala Beads, Yoga, and Meditation

Mala beads are a mysterious part of yoga culture. They were first created in India over 3,000 years ago and have roots in Hinduism, Buddhism, and yoga. Available in a wide range of colors and materials, they are worn to help the user keep count during mantra meditations and prayer, as well as for beauty. If you’ve considered mala beads... Read More

Using Mindfulness to Get in the Zone

“He’s 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. One word for this is mindfulness. Psychologists call it “flow.” Think of the night that Reggie Jackson... Read More

Conquer Athletic Performance Anxiety With Mindfulness

As an athlete, you train hard each and every week (if not every day) to improve your game. You might focus on eating right and building strength, endurance, and skill. But one thing you might not have focused on is mindfulness, and being mindful can significantly improve your game. You may have experience being mindful without even realizing it. If... Read More

Managing PTSD with Yoga

I slept a total of about 2 hours last night. I remember seeing the clock at 4:30 a.m., and then my wife waking me up at 6:30 a.m. Sleep can be a challenge for me. “Have you tried _____ ???” I hear constantly. There’s not much I haven’t tried. I suffer from PTSD, and sleepless nights are just part of... Read More

6 Myths About Meditation

While meditation has been around for thousands of years, the recent following in the West has spun out quite a few myths about meditation, and what meditation can accomplish. With all the ways meditation and mindfulness can benefit your health, no myth should keep you from trying it out yourself. Myth 1: I don’t have time to meditate. “You should ... Read More