Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What's Not To Love About Yoga?

I finally decided to expand my workout repertoire and check out some yoga at my local gym. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was not the only man in the class, though many of them looked to be very old men hoping to keep in shape. But that's their prerogative! I myself was skeptical, but those old men really knew what they were doing because they lasted way longer in the class than I did. I had read in my Men's Health that men have much less flexibility than women, and I can attest to the fact that is true, simply because I could hardly lift my leg out to my side.

I enjoyed the fact that it was so relaxing and stimulating in different ways, especially since I mostly rely on weightlifting for my own personal fitness, but by the end of the class, I definitely was dripping in sweat. This doesn't mean that I'm going to give up because there is a yoga class at my gym like three days a week, so I still have the opportunity to get back on the horse, so to speak, and try to class again. Maybe this time I'll actually be able to do the downward dog!

by Allen

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