There are many benefits, especially for men. Take a look at the following:
1: IMPROVES HEART HEALTH
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for men in the US .
Amazingly yoga has been proven to be extremely helpful in many ways…
2: HELPS CONTROL DIABETES’ SYMPTOMS
In the US there are approximately 11,000,000 men with diabetes. This number is expected to increase by 2030.
A research project in India focused on type 2 diabetes. It examined 30 diabetic and 30 non-diabetic males between the ages 36 and 55.
After three months of yoga practice, researchers discovered that participants with diabetes had significantly lower blood glucose levels.
Yoga was recommended as both a management and preventive strategy.
3: YOU CAN ENHANCE YOUR SEX LIFE
In 2010, a pilot study was conducted on 65 males who were enrolled in a camp that taught yoga. It examined many aspects of male sexual function and concluded that yoga was good for all.
These aspects included intercourse satisfaction, desire, performance, confidence and erection.
Although the study could not prove conclusively that yoga improves male sexual function, it did provide some insight.
It was believed that yoga’s ability to improve your mood and tone your pelvic muscles are factors in a happier and more fulfilling time in the bedroom.
4: SUPPORTS CANCER SURVIVORS TESTICULAR
Research has focused on how to help survivors of testicular cancer live with the condition and improve their quality life.
In 2016, a systematic review examined a range of mind-body interventions, including yoga.
Testicular cancer survivors who experienced fatigue were shown to benefit from yoga.
5: IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
Statistics indicate that suicide is three times more common in men than it is for women. Poor mental health is often cited as one reason.
Yoga is a natural and thought process that can do wonders for your mind.
The 2018 research focused on 21 veterans who suffered from depression.
After an eight-week course, significant mood improvement was observed.
Another study that focused on veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder produced positive results.
As a way to encourage men to take up yoga, it was suggested that more male instructors be trained. This would help to dispel the stereotype that yoga is only for women.
6: IT IS NOT COMPETITIVE
You will not see yoga as competitive even though you can see millions demonstrating their techniques on Instagram.
Yoga is often cited as a benefit to men because it forces you not to focus on external competition but on your personal growth.
7: YOU CAN BUILD MOSCLE
Yoga is not just about stretching. It’s a serious form of strength.
Respondents to a 2016 research project only practiced Isha Hatha Yoga 21 days.
The results showed that they had significant improvements in their core strength and also a benefit for their balance.
To build strength , there are many positions you can choose from.
8: DELAYS THE ONSET OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
According to published data Alzheimer’s disease ranks 6th in death rates in the US.
The Journal of Alzheimer’s Research published a detailed study that found yoga can actually delay the onset of Alzheimer’s.
Regular yoga practice led to significant improvements in verbal memory and brain connectivity.
Although the sample size was small (14 respondents), the results were significant and could open up possibilities for larger-scale research in the future.
9: HELPS FOR INJURIES
You’ll find people talking about how yoga helped them to recover from injuries in any fitness forum.
People also highlighted its positive effects on helping to prevent injuries in a mixed Martial Arts forum.
10: HELPS WITH SLEEP APNEA
Men are three times more likely to have sleep apnea than women. Yoga has many benefits for sleep disorders.