In the average yoga class, men seem to be consistently outnumbered by women. Although yoga wasn't specifically made for women, there seems to be a certain stigma that men hold to this ancient form of exercise. It could be due to the general lack of flexibility that men have or the fear of looking foolish in an exercise class. However, there are many worthwhile yoga videos for men, and in them, there seems to be a trend — they cater to men who aren't very flexible. The most popular videos online for guys mostly boast about their ability to take traditional yoga moves and modify them to make them more approachable.
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The other trend seems to be a stripping away of the more spiritual qualities of yoga. However, if your lack of flexibility or fear of spirituality
Seemingly the most popular and definitely the most aptly named yoga video series for men, Broga is available both online and in-person. Their website has a membership option, and you even get the first 30 days free. They offer videos on their site for men of all ability levels. You start off with Broga I, which is the flagship video. Broga I is free to watch on its Vimeo
My Yoga Works
MyYogaWorks.com has more than 1,000 online classes available to their members. It costs $15 per month to sign up and get access to its massive amount of content. The Yoga For Men video is included in that membership price, and it taught by a male instructor with two male participants. The class lasts about an hour and goes through traditional yoga poses with some modifications for men.
Like most of the other classes, the modifications revolve around the theory that because you are a man, you're going to be less flexible. One of the participants uses a yoga strap and block to further modify the movements. It is a level 2 course, however, meaning it's slightly harder than a beginner class, so you might want to steer clear of this one if it's your first time doing yoga.
This yoga video app has more than 100 videos. Some are available for free, while some only available after paying a small fee. They also offer a 12-week yoga plan to get you started. The benefit to this app is the convenience, that you can easily access all of these videos on your phone, and you don't need any equipment. If you're a guy looking for an easy-to-use yoga app, this is probably your best bet.
Man Flow Yoga
This online yoga program for men also includes nutrition help and, if you sign up for a silver or gold package, one-on-one webcam coaching from the founder, Dean. You start with a 30-minute video consultation, then once you're a member you get access to more than 100 videos, including daily mini workouts if you're struggling to find the time for a yoga video. There are also programs available for runners and other athletes looking to cross-train.
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Yoga for Men
Hosted on the online learning platform Udemy, this online course is taught by yoga instructor Amanda Kingsmith. It's important that you don't panic when you learn the class is taught by a woman; she still promises to modify the moves and make the class more welcoming to guys.
For $55, you can download the two hours of video lecture and yoga instruction, and you get access to the video for life. If you're just getting into yoga, this course is well worth it because the instructor takes the time to break down various poses before getting into the actual class.