Starting to practice yoga isn’t for the faint of heart. Walking into that very first yoga class can be SOOO overwhelming. Yoga is often intimidating for many, at least initially.
This is also often true for men, especially given that the practice of yoga, at least in the western world and portrayed on Instagram, is frequently practiced by bendy, flexible and fit women who somehow seem to know exactly what they are doing.
The good news though is that it’s totally possible to overcome this anxiety. AND… yoga is really for EVERYbody.
Yoga For Men
Yoga is the perfect stand alone wellness and fitness practice, or the perfect compliment to other sports activities, like lifting or running.
To get you started on your yoga journey or to boost your yoga confidence, here are some awesome reads. These books also make great gifts for anyone looking to inspire someone in their life to give yoga a shot.
5 Popular Books for Men Who Want To Learn More About Yoga
These are some of the most popular books for men on yoga.
1. Yoga Fitness for Men: Build Strength, Improve Performance, and Increase Flexibility (Dean Pohlman)
With nearly 2,000 positive Amazon reviews, it’s hard to go wrong with this book that features over 20 yoga routines and explains postures that can help you improve your athletic performance and flexibility.
2. 108 F*CKING Affirmations: F-Words to Guide You Closer to Living Your Truth (J. Tower-Pierce)
Gotta love the power of affirmations that speak to you and help guide you closer to living a more aligned life. This book makes meditation simple and fun–and improve your mental outlook and mindset.
3. Yoga for the Inflexible Male (Yoga Matt)
Written by a yogi and endurance cyclist, this book can help you discover the transformative power of yoga.
4. Yoga For Men: Beginners Step by Step Guide to a Stronger Body & Sharper Mind (Yoga For Men, Yoga, Yoga For Beginners, Yoga Poses) (Michael Williams)
You’ve gotta start somewhere. Here’s a yoga step by step for beginners.
5. Real Men Do Yoga (John Cupouya)
Yes!!! Do yoga. Please, do yoga. It’s so worth it!!! For you, for your health, for your mind, for your dreams, for your happiness, for your life, for your relationships….do yoga.
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