For starters, we all want at-home workouts. I am adding the “For Men,” but in reality, anyone can do these workouts. I am going to discuss yoga in this article specifically.
To start, thanks for stopping by. If you enjoy working out and being healthy, I think yoga is a great choice. Not to mention, there are a ton of benefits, and who doesn’t want a way to prevent injury?
Something I found is that I feel better when I’m moving. Not actually moving all my possessions but rather moving my body, going on hikes, biking, and even going to the gym. As we all know, most places have been closed, and home fitness has been the focus of many. Having the ability to workout at home has a ton of benefits, but who has all the required equipment?
Have you tried doing bodyweight workouts? I have been doing them, and it is incredible. Having a pull-up bar is a game-changer. I even added the use of rings along with two kettlebells. But to switch gears, it is also essential to stretch and get that range of motion.
Overall, we need to stay happy and healthy.
I have always enjoyed fitness and seeing what the human body is capable of. Being able to move your bodyweight is impressive as well. Having the ability to heal faster and prevent injury will help you in feeling great and being healthy.
I remember the first time I went to a yoga class. It took a while to get me to go, but overall I’m glad I went.
It all started years ago with my roommate. I was going to the gym consistently but would often pull a muscle or be overly sore for days on end. After some nagging, I was convinced to try a Yoga class. One of the reasons was it was taught at my local gym. I remember walking in and wanting to go to the weights, not the room with mirrors that I had never entered.
I think my reluctance was mainly due to my perception of yoga. I always thought that Yoga, along with mediation, was for the ‘alternative lifestyle’ folks. I was naive to believe that it wasn’t for me.
So there I was, at my first Yoga class. To make it even odder, I was the only guy in the room (hindsight being 20/20, that indeed wasn’t a bad thing). Before the class started, our instructor told us to grab a mat and a pair of light dumbbells. My first thought was “Weights in Yoga?”
I will mention again; I was consistently going to the gym and picking up heavy things, just to putting them down. So now I’m the only guy in a yoga class, and the instructor wants me to grab a pair of one-pound weights. Because I’m a beginner, yeah, that didn’t happen. Instead, I grabbed a couple of 20-pound dumbbells. I was the only one that had to leave the mirrored room to get them.
Let me tell you, that was not a good idea and I should have listened to what I was told to do. After a few minutes, yes minutes, I was shaking uncontrollably with the one-pound weights. By saying shaking uncontrollably, I mean, I was having difficulty with the positions we were holding and eventually put the weights down altogether.
Yoga is no joke, and it’s super intense and offers a ton of benefits.
I think I could go on for a while with all the benefits of yoga. You can simply do a Google search and have more answers than you will know what to do with. I am also pretty sure if you ask anyone you know, they have done or are doing yoga in their weekly routine.
I decided that I would break the list down to the top seven benefits I have found, to include:
- Improved flexibility and range of motion
- Having more overall strength and endurance
- Better core strength
- Having more body awareness
- Not having as much body soreness
- Having a shortened recovery time
- Most importantly is improved posture
As I said, there are a TON of benefits, and I could go on, but these are the top seven things I have noticed. The cool part is you can look up any website about yoga, and you will see these are also the most common.
Since I’m thinking about it, yoga does not require a lot of equipment either! That is awesome! If all you have is your body and some loose-fitting clothing, you are good to go. Otherwise, a yoga mat would be your first purchase. There are a few different types, and I purchased mine for under $10. If you don’t have a mat, that is okay. The main reason I have found is it will help with not slipping around as well as catch your sweat, so it’s not all over your floor.
The second, and I think the final piece of equipment I purchased was a yoga block. A friend of mine suggested it, and it has helped a lot, mainly because I’m not as flexible as I want to be. It does help and is not essential. The cork one I purchased was around $15.
Who would have thought that it would be so amazing? Not to mention, some poses you are not only in but holding for an extended period. It’s a lot of fun, and I think everyone should at least give it a few tries.
Why Not Give It A Try?
Since the first class I was dragged to, I have taken a few additional courses. It’s fun because you are always learning something new. I am more open nowadays and talk about it and have found a lot of my friends take and teach yoga as well. I guess that nowadays saying you’re going to a Yoga class is almost normal. It’s funny to me how this happens.
Not only that but what better time to try something new? You might enjoy it and realize you didn’t need to buy all that equipment in your garage. You know the stuff you have had (or recently purchased) since the outbreak.
I decided to go to a few different health and fitness websites recently. Trying to purchase weights or fitness equipment right now is not easy, and sometimes the price is insane. It doesn’t help that most gyms are closed. Many have some weights at home, but it’s nothing compared to the gym. And have been doing a lot of bodyweight workouts.
And then I found Man Flow Yoga. This is an online program that you can view on your computer, phone, or even download it to see it later. And again, it’s not just for men, but for everyone, continue reading for more fantastic information on this program.
Man Flow Yoga
Most of the time, if I don’t have a program to follow, I just stretch out. I have used YouTube videos, but that only goes so far. There is a program called Man Flow Yoga, yes, I am serious. Their slogan is “Yoga for Fitness – Not-Spiritual.”
Like I mentioned above, you can even use this on any mobile device, which means you can take it with you! No excuses not to get in a workout.
It is focused on a fitness program, but there are a few different areas you can explore. If you examine the extensive database of videos and articles, you will find something that interests you. There is even one called “Couch Yoga.” Yeah, you read that right. I think it’s easy to say there is a little of everything here.
After practicing yoga, I will say that my body feels a lot better! There are times when I want to do everything but a session. But when I’m done I am always thrilled that I did it.
What is even better, Man Flow Yoga offers a seven-day free trial period! I will say this is a perfect amount of time to see if it is for you. Click here to check it out for yourself. I think you will be surprised and happy you did!
The best part about Man Flow Yoga is that you can have a plan. You know what to do and how to do each pose. They even give you the ability to take the classes where ever you are. It helps me with accountability. There is no reason to get in a workout and feel better overall.
It’s also nice not having to drive to a class and try to look like you know what you are doing. Being home allows you to not feel dumb or guilty about not being able to do some poses. I highly suggest you taking a look at this program if you want to feel better and experience the benefits I listed above.
The last thing I will mention about Man Flow Yoga is that they have a YouTube channel you can check out and a blog filled with a ton of useful information. And I will admit I enjoy watching infomercials (I call them shows) so I’m going to say it, “But wait, there’s more!” But really, they even have some other fantastic courses, like the Bulletproof Your Back, The Posture Fix (which is one I’m excited to try because I realize I never stand up straight), Bulletproof your Knees, Yoga Beast, and even eBooks!
So, have you taken a yoga class? Or, are you interested in taking a yoga class?
I’m very interested to hear about people’s experiences, and please let me know if you sign up for one of their services. I would like to know how you like it. Thanks for stopping by, and I can’t wait to hear from you!