Yoga For Dudes
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A BRIEF RESPONSE TO “WE DON’T CARE WHAT YOU WEAR”
I’m writing this, not as a way to be malicious or mean or to make it personal by any means, but to clarify what it is actually like to be a Lululemon ambassador. I just can’t sit back while everyone joins in on the Lulu-bashing. After all, Lululemon steps up to bat for me and the yoga community in a big way, it’s the least I can do for them.
While I am disappointed with the absurdly insensitive comments of the former CEO of Lululemon, they have taken action and hired a new CEO. The positive impact that Lululemon has on the local community is huge! I don’t know of any other clothing stores that give back to the community and support teachers and studios the way Lululemon does.
Below, in the black text, is the post I am referring to. My response is in the blue text. I have eliminated the first graph to make it less verbose. You can read the full post here: http://www.phillymag.com/be-well-philly/2013/12/02/dhyana-yoga/
A RESPONSE TO “WE DON’T CARE WHAT YOU WEAR.”
-Naomi, Free People
Why do you think some men are scared of yoga?
I think there are a couple reasons why men have a real fear about attending a yoga class:
1. The class will be too “preachy.” That they are going to end up in a class where they will sit around in a circle and chant to a yoga god they don’t care about. They fear teachers might offer their personal opinions about what they should and shouldn’t be thinking, eating, and doing.
2. They won’t be flexible enough!
3. It won’t be challenging enough or that they will be bored.
4. The hyper-bendy teachers won’t have the proper variations to keep them from getting hurt.
All of these fears are warranted. I’ve experienced them all myself. You have to pick the right classes. That’s why, with the right teacher, yoga classes specifically for men work!
Not Chatur- “Wrong. Uh!”
How do I do chaturanga without hurting my shoulder? -Aubrey K., Fishtown
Chaturanga, or as I like to call it: “a mindful yoga push-up,” can be a great way to build strength in the upper back and shoulders. If done with good alignment. Practicing chaturanga misaligned could be a shoulder shredder!
Be powerful and engaged, NOT painful and enraged!
How do I balance in handstand away from the wall? -Chris F. Bikram Yoga Teacher
Step 1, L-Pose