The Chair Pose or Utkatasana brings strength to men’s ankles and shoulders, glutes and quadriceps. If it is too easy for you, just keep it as long as you can, and repeat later. The result will be overwhelming.
Stand straight in Mountain pose keeping a small distance between foot. As you inhale, lift your arms up towards the ceiling.
Together with exhaling, bend your knees trying to reach a right angle. Pretend you are sitting on a chair.
Bring your arms to the ears and relax your shoulders. Keep your thighs parallel to the floor and breathe deeply for at least 30 seconds. In the chair pose, your heels should support the whole body.
Do you need to clarify something? Watch the video with detailed explanation, and enjoy the Chair Pose:
If you liked the previous Standing Forward Fold, this yoga pose could increase the effect of lengthening your body. Downward Facing Dog pose deserved a reputation for being one of the most effective ways of quieting your mind. Do you want to learn it?
Stand on all fours first of all. Then lift your hips up and back straightening your legs slowly.
It’s important to remain your back flat and stretched all the time. If it’s difficult for you to straighten your legs, then bend your knees a little bit and lengthen your spine.
Breath deeply, and keep the pose for at least 30 seconds. Increase the time up to 5 minutes, if you want to calm your mind.
Still, have questions? Watch the video, which may answer all of them:
4. Supta Padangusthasana or Reclining Hand to Big Toe Pose
The name of the Reclining Hand to Big Toe pose already explains how to do it. However, don’t be that confident – you may lose some important details, which make this pose brilliant for men. Do it correctly, and it will open your lower back and stimulate prostate glands.
Lie on your back with straight legs and relax.
Bend your left knee to the chest. Afterward, grab your toe with your left hand and pull the straighten leg towards your head.
Don’t move your shoulders from the mat and relax your right leg. Keep stretching your left leg pulling the toe or use a strap if your flexibility doesn’t allow you to touch your toe. As you finish, continue the pose with your right leg.
If you are still lacking some information and confused a little bit, watch the video to complete it excellently.
Remember: doing the Warrior II pose regularly, you make your ankles, calves, and thighs stronger. Even its name sounds very masculine, so men should include the Warrior II into a daily yoga training.
Staying in low lunge pose, bring your left leg forward. Align your left toe, so that it looks forward, while the right toe has to be perpendicular to it.
Stretch your arms out to the sides opposite to each other and parallel to the floor.
Keep the pose with a right angle in your forward knee and relaxed shoulders for at least 30 seconds. Then change the leg and repeat.
Do you want to see the Warrior II pose on video? Go for it!
As you can see, yoga brings as many benefits for the male body, as for the female one. Doing these five poses on a daily basis, men can increasingly strengthen their health and improve mindset. Be strong – do yoga!
Surprisingly, many men in the west think that Yoga is only for women. Is it true? No, false! Men don’t benefit from yoga? Let’s break the stereotype! Indeed yoga poses can not only make your body flexible but also it strengthens it a cellular