ATTENTION MEN!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019


Weightlifting isn't the only way to build muscle! Yoga uses your natural body weight and resistance to build lean muscle mass. Yoga improves blood flow by lengthening muscle and tissue. Better blood flow = more oxygen to muscles = faster recovery. Yoga can also help prevent injuries by improving flexibility and range of motion to lengthen muscles and eliminate strains and tightness. It also gives you better awareness of your body so you can recognize issues such as poor posture.


So many men now practice yoga, from movie/TV stars, to professional athletes, to your neighbor. Whether you are athletically active or spend hours at a desk, yoga can help in numerous ways. After just a 20-minute yoga session, research found people have improved memory which assists in maintaining focus, retaining information, and more energy.

Anxious about attending your first yoga class? Here’s a suggestion – learn a few poses beforehand! Start with the basics, such as, Downward Facing Dog. Everyone has at least heard of those pose, as it is one of the most common. 

How to do it:
Get on your hands and knees. Curl your toes under and push into your hands. Straighten your legs, move your shoulders back so they are no longer over your wrists and raise your back end up high. Make your body in the shape of a V. Let your head hang heavy. Bend one knee and then the other, peddling out the feet and calves. You can keep your knees bent if you can't straighten your legs. Stay for 5 breaths.

 

To celebrate our male students and to invite more men into our yoga world, we are offering the below:

MEN'S YOGA MONTH
October 1st - October 31st, 2019
NEXT yoga - Wheaton & Elmhurst

FREE classes for Men on:

WHEATON
-10/1 - 4:30p - N2
-10/8 - 6:15p - Trad. Hot
-10/18 - 6:15p - Restore
-10/21 - 4:30p - Sculpt

ELMHURST
-10/2 - 9:30a - N2
-10/7 - 12:00p - Trad. Hot
-10/16 - 8:00p - Restore
-10/22 - 6:30p - Sculpt

For the month of October, all men also receive their first month of our BTU Membership for only $39! (originally $89).

Grab your brother, husband, friend, boyfriend, uncle, or any man in your life for some yoga! If you have any additional questions, please email erika@next-yoga.com

 


Recent Posts

  • Yoga for Anxiety, Depression, & ADHD
    There is a pressing need for yoga classes to incorporate yogic practices adapted for individuals struggling with mood disorders. 322 million people worldwide live with depression and an estimated 264 …
    Read more »
  • The Yoga Sutras
     Though primarily an oral tradition, certain aspects of yogic practices have been committed to writing. The sage Patanjali codified the oral tradition of the system, of at least 5000 years …
    Read more »
  • 8 Things to Remember
    8 things to remember when going through tough times. 1. Everything can – and will – change.2. You’ve overcome challenges before.3. It’s a learning experience.4. Not getting what you want can …
    Read more »
  • Why Down Dog?
    Yes, Downward Dog is weight-bearing pose, but it prepares our hands and feet for standing and arm balancing poses.By stretching the cervical spine and neck, it allows the head and your …
    Read more »


All Posts »

Wheaton

120 E. Liberty Drive, Wheaton, IL
630-580-9222

Elmhurst

135 N. Addison Avenue, Elmhurst, IL
630-433-2413