Category: Wellbeing

Yoga Beginners Review: Mystery Flow with Derrick Townsel

I have a confession to make. In this, my season of running marathons and running challenges, I have neglected other workouts like weight lifting, cycling, and yoga an effort to improve my running endurance for the races I’m competing in. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always loved yoga. It’s common knowledge that yoga improves flexibility and balance, all of which... Read More

5 Ways Yoga Improves Leadership Skills

Did you know that your yoga 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... Read More

Yoga: How it Looks vs. How it Feels

Look at the comments under any yoga pose selfie on social media. There’s almost a guarantee that someone will take it upon themselves to criticize the alignment. “The leg should be straight!” “Why is that knee bent?” And on and on. Even for seasoned yogis, it’s easy to forget that every yoga posture is always a work in progress. That’s ... Read More

Mindful Parenting: 7 Ways to Keep Your Cool

“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice,” says Peggy O’Mara, public service journalist and attachment parenting guru. No pressure or anything. You may be committed to mindful parenting as a dad, but how do you respond when you’re at your wits end? Here are seven things you can do to help you keep your cool when... Read More

6 Apps to Build Better Habits for Health

A common belief states that it takes exactly 21 days to form a habit. Although the true habit-forming time will vary person-to-person, most people find that good habits stick the longer you stick to them. Want to solidify a healthy habit? Use technology to your advantage. Here are six apps to track your habits, goals, and accountability — so you ... Read More

Manage Your Inbox with Mindfulness

If you are like most people, you get tons of email messages everyday – some important, some not so important, and a lot of it straight up spam. The onslaught of information, items to sort through, and responses you need to write can have you gritting your teeth with frustration and sending responses that are less than your best.  Instead ... 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

Finding Healing in Unexpected Ways

Hurts can linger. Even old ones you think are long forgotten. But healing comes when you’re ready, and in some of the most unexpected ways. Every day, things happen in life that can only be the work of something greater. A couple of months after moving back to Atlanta at the end of 2010, I started practicing yoga at a... Read More

Crying During Yoga is a Sign of Strength

There’s a phrase in the holistic world that says, “We store our issues in our tissues.” In a nutshell, it means that we store emotional energy in our physical body. When that energy is connected to a negative event in our lives, quite often that energy then manifests as illness, injury, and sometimes even death. This is the definition of... Read More

Yogathon Charitable Event, November 8, 2014

We often get a lot of interesting emails here at Yoga for Men, but this is one we thought we’d like to share with you…Chris Eder is a great friend of Yoga for Men and he runs (and makes them as well) the website Mala for Vets. Chris recently gave a talk on Yoga and PTSD and the video... Read More