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Women More Interested in Yoga Than Man
Arab News ^ | Thursday 24 October 2013

Posted on 10/25/2013 8:48:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway

At a yoga studio in Washington recently, practitioners breathed, bent, twisted and stretched their way to a happier state. They left more relaxed, more energized, with better posture and a renewed outlook. But there was one curious thing: Of the 24 people in the room, only four were men.

Studio owners and teachers say that this disparity is not unusual, no matter the time of day. Typically, they say, the ratio of women to men rarely goes much below 80-20. In fact, a 2012 survey by Yoga Journal found that of the 20.4 million people who practice yoga in the United States, only 18 percent of them are men.

Why don’t men do yoga?

“My husband said he felt bored,” said Praneetha Akula, a 36-year-old Silver Spring, Maryland, resident who was visiting the studio on a day off. “He didn’t let himself enjoy it.” Akula is like many women who do yoga and want their spouse or partner to give it a try. But the many myths about yoga stand in their way: Yoga isn’t a decent workout; it’s too touchy-feely; you have to be flexible to do it; men’s bodies just aren’t built for pretzellike poses.

Adrian Hummell has heard all the excuses.

“What happens is, a guy who doesn’t know about it, he associates it with things like Pilates or aerobics, and they think of it as a chick workout,” said Hummell, who has been doing yoga for the past three years and now teaches Bikram yoga, a particularly strenuous form of the practice, in Bethesda, Maryland

“It’s almost a joke when guys say, ‘I don’t think I should do yoga because I’m not flexible,’ ” he said. “It’s like saying, ‘I’m too weak, so I can’t lift weights.’ “

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1 posted on 10/25/2013 8:48:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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2 posted on 10/25/2013 8:51:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Women More Interested in Yoga Than Man

Okay, but men are more interested in women doing yoga. And I’m not sure the title implies the same as the body of the article.


3 posted on 10/25/2013 8:51:54 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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Women More Interested in Yoga Than Man

I read this entirely wrong. I was imagining it ended up with women marrying their yoga mats.

4 posted on 10/25/2013 8:57:03 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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D-U-H.


5 posted on 10/25/2013 8:57:13 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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The four men are all gay.


6 posted on 10/25/2013 8:58:04 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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The four men are all gay.

Or they stood in the back enjoying the view, imagining how much better the pole yoga class would be.

7 posted on 10/25/2013 8:59:57 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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Probably only 2 of them are. The other 2 like looking at women wearing tight yoga pants.


8 posted on 10/25/2013 9:00:42 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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I like yoga...56 yo man. My wife hates it.


9 posted on 10/25/2013 9:03:52 PM PDT by Taliesan
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Real men chop wood.


10 posted on 10/25/2013 9:06:36 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (A pox on the House of Apple and the ios7 horse they rode in on.)
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And more men race cars than women. Why does this surprise anyone?


11 posted on 10/25/2013 9:08:54 PM PDT by fini
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Yoga started as a form of warrior conditioning in India, for men. If it’s done right, yoga will Kick. Your. Ass. However, most “western” yoga is lots of new-agey, crystals-and-incense and faux spirituality wrapped around the exercises, which will turn any male looking for a good workout completely off. It’s not the exercise itself that men aren’t interested in, it’s the trappings the west has hung on it, as though it had some deep spiritual meaning (it doesn’t).


12 posted on 10/25/2013 9:11:20 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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13 posted on 10/25/2013 9:12:29 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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Yoga started as a form of warrior conditioning in India, for men.

That is how India conquered England and made it colony, the English man was no match for the yoga warrior.

14 posted on 10/25/2013 9:15:18 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Democrats-"a party that since antebellum times has been bent on the dishonoring of humanity.)
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You got that right. Hawties prefer Yoda to men 5-1.

What's that? The title is not a misprint? ... Oh ... OK ... I'm still going all in: The little green guy is up to his eyeballs in it. And he's very flexible, too, from what I hear.  photo YoDog_zpsa8cdb40f.jpg

15 posted on 10/25/2013 9:23:11 PM PDT by FredZarguna (The sequel, thoroughly pointless, derivative, and boring was like all James Cameron "films.")
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balance exercise is fine. power90x has great yoga.

i just don’t want to be taught by hippie faggot types.


16 posted on 10/25/2013 10:37:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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SAME HERE


17 posted on 10/25/2013 10:42:18 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings)
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To: Conservative4Ever

...and when done splitting, feel free to haul it to the woodshed and stack it. Part of the job...


18 posted on 10/25/2013 10:46:22 PM PDT by Rodamala
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I would question the sexual orientation of any man interested in yoga!


19 posted on 10/25/2013 11:11:32 PM PDT by dalereed
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I like to do yoga. It makes you limber and relaxed.
The other exercise gives me a headache.


20 posted on 10/25/2013 11:30:52 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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The other exercise gives me a headache.

The other exercise being drinking?

21 posted on 10/25/2013 11:40:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: KarlInOhio

LOL...that’s exactly how I read that headline. “Sorry, not tonight, I’ve got to Namaste.”


22 posted on 10/25/2013 11:55:06 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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Elvis on yoga,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pro7XpRpU04


23 posted on 10/26/2013 1:07:25 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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I prefer tai chi.


24 posted on 10/26/2013 5:23:24 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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When men do yoga, they just call it "bro-ga".
25 posted on 10/26/2013 11:14:50 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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