Tag: Beginner

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 ... Read More

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?” The answer is always changing... Read More

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? Discover what you’ve been missing.... Read More

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

Get Closer to Your Partner with Couples Yoga

Imagine this: you are looking deep into the eyes of someone you love. You are so connected to her that you are breathing in sync. You clasp her hands, lean in slowly as she leans back and away from you, pulling you forward, releasing your hamstrings and adductor muscles. If that wasn’t where you expected the story to go, you... Read More

Real (Older) Men Do Yoga Too

Older men from diverse backgrounds come together on the yoga mats of Chelsea Piers Sports Center in New York City. According to a study, 18.4 percent of yoga practitioners are now over age 55. Researchers have found regular practice leads to a reduction of chronic back pain, improved sleep quality and mood; a better sense of well-being and quality of... Read More

How DDP Yoga and a Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet Changed My Life

August 2013. At 39 years old, I was 5’10″ and weighed in at 285 lbs.  My cholesterol was way too high, my triglycerides were dangerously high, and to say that I was out of shape would be an understatement.  Although I had lifted weights for much of my adult life, I lacked any discernible flexibility.  Plus, although I happily accepted... Read More

Moving to Where You’re Least Comfortable

By my own admission, I’m certainly not the most amazing yogi in the world, and my better days of physicality are most likely behind me in a lot of ways, but I think that it’s important in times of moderate self-doubt to take pause and ask myself why do I do this. Why do I practice yoga? If I’m not... Read More