As a Yoga teacher, I have been pestering my dad to try his first yoga class for years. Whenever he moans about an ache or niggle to me, the first thing I suggest is a yoga pose as I dive into a long list of the benefits of yoga and meditation.

The truth is, many men don’t even get a chance to experience the benefits of yoga. The main reason? In the West, yoga has earned a reputation of being for women – even though traditionally yoga was taught by men for men! It takes a confident guy to walk into a class full of women. Unfortunately, I don’t live close enough to teach my dad regularly, and although my dad was curious about yoga, he didn’t feel confident enough or motivated enough to go to a local yoga class.

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