He still doesn’t understand why yoga is such a thing. He doesn’t support your passion and thinks that yoga is only for ladies.
Well, here are some tips to convince your (gentle)man to get onto the (gentle)mat.
1/ Yoga makes you happy (and will make him happy too).
Yoga clears your mind and releases endorphins. Yoga gets your body tuned up, inside out. And simply because he loves you, you shouldn’t actually work so hard to convince him.
2/ With Yoga pants.
Not only you in your pants, but seriously, is there anything more comfortable than a pair of yoga pants? He should try a pair!
3/Show him the Boys of Yoga
Normal and cool guys like him who decided to start yoga. Tell him your yoga teacher is one of them. He will come to the class.
4/ To spend more time with you.
Warrior 1 – If he brings you to watch a movie to hold your hands and avoid a real conversation, tell him that he can probably get the same in a yoga studio, with some benefits.
Warrior 2 – Give him a simple private lesson. Ask your loved one to sit and breathe with you for a few minutes. There’s probably a good chance he won’t say no. Yoga feels even better together and he will experience it himself.
5/To spend more time solo.
With a studio at pretty much every street corner, he can make some new friends for sure. However, yoga is an individual practice and a moment to reflect and observe. What better place in the entire world than a child pose?
6/To get the famous beach body… faster!
They spend lots of time in the gym but complain about the low and slow results? Well, yoga accelerates weight-loss and body toning, increases flexibility and strengthens muscles. One hour of Bikram yoga can burn 500 calories. 500 calories, that’s like a chicken porridge and a char kway teow together.
7/To stress less.
It has been proven that 12 weeks of yoga significantly reduces anxiety.
8/For better sex.
According to a study published online in The Journal of Sexual Medicine (Nov. 12, 2009), regular yoga practice improves several aspects of sexual function in women, including desire, arousal, orgasm, and overall satisfaction. Should work also for him, isn’t it?
If after all these fantastic reasons he’s still reluctant to practice yoga, it is probably better he doesn’t join you. You’ll have your little secret garden at the studio, share your latest adventures with your friends, and live 10 years longer than him. Namaste!