Yoga for Men
4.6 (16 ratings)
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Yoga for Men

A Beginners Course to Make You Confident Practicing Anywhere
4.6 (16 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
92 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2018
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Confidently enter a yoga class and know how to make adjustments + modifications for their bodies
Requirements
  • This is a course for men who are new to yoga or who are tight and have a difficult time modifying in classes.
  • Come with clothing that will allow you to move easily + with an open mind. We'll teach you the rest!
Description

Have you ever walked into a yoga class and felt completely out of place?

Or maybe you haven't even gone to a class because of nerves.  

More often than not, 90% of the students and the teacher of a yoga class are women. The women outnumber men, classes are often taught for the female body, meaning it can be awkward and uncomfortable for an inflexible male. 

It doesn't have to be that way though. With the right modifications you can make any yoga pose safe and beneficial for your body. This course will show you how to modify the most common yoga poses for a tight male body. 

Join yoga teacher, Amanda Kingsmith, and her partner, Ryan Ferguson, as they explore the most common yoga poses taught in a class and how each poses can be modified for a tight male body.

Who this course is for:
  • Men who are new to yoga
  • Men who have struggled with yoga because they don't know how to modify the poses for their bodies.
Course content
Expand all 21 lectures 02:56:39
+ What Makes Yoga Different for Men?
2 lectures 19:14

Welcome to Yoga for Men! In this lecture you will meet Amanda and Ryan, your guides for the course. 

Preview 03:59

Most yoga classes are taught by women for women. This creates some challenges as a male starting your yoga journey. Ryan shares some of the challenges of learning yoga as a inflexible man.

Q&A
15:15
+ Breakdown of the Postures
12 lectures 47:49

Almost every yoga class starts from a crosslegged seated position. If you're a man with tight hips, how can you adjust to a comfortable seated posture? 

Simple Seated Pose
05:19

You will see men doing forward folds wrong in 90% of yoga classes. WIth tight hamstrings you need to adjust the pose to keep your spine safe. 

Half Lift + Forward Fold
06:36

Downward Dog is often called a "rest" pose. But as a stiff guy you will often find yourself struggling to stay in Downward Facing Dog for more than a minute. With some simple adjustments you will increase stability and enjoyment. 

Downward Facing Dog
03:28

Cobra pose looks simple, but it is often done wrong by men. Strength can be your enemy if you torque your spine past your natural range of motion in Cobra. Find out how to adjust and where to stop. 

Cobra Pose
03:41

Warrior one is straightforward, but a ton of people do it wrong. The key is paying attention to your hips and knowing where your range of motion is. 

Warrior 1
03:28

Warrior two is usually the pose right after warrior one in a sun salutation. Learn how to set yourself up properly for this standing pose. 

Warrior 2
02:10

Triangle pose is very common during standing series. For beginners it is often done wrong at a high cost. The key to triangle is knowing when to stop pushing. Find out how in this lecture. 

Triangle Pose
02:47

Tree pose is a restful standing posting, and it may be the simplest of all, but there are a few important details to pay attention to. 

Tree Pose
03:35

As a man, a series of seated forward folds can be the most frustrating part of a yoga class. You'll be tempted to compensate for lack of flexibility with strength. Learn how to find your range of motion, adjust, and master the mental game in seated forward fold. 

Preview 04:22

Pigeon pose is the most common hip opening pose. Hips often the most troublesome area for a man. So setting up correctly and supporting yourself in pigeon is key. 

Pigeon Pose
05:37

Shoulder stand looks scary, but is actually pretty simple. Learn how to safely enter shoulder stand and what to do instead if you have neck or back problems. 

Shoulder Stand
03:11

You know how to nail the most common poses, but how do you transition between them? 

Moving from pose to pose is often where beginners expose themselves to injury. Learn how to safely move between common poses in this lecture. 

Transitions
03:35
+ From Theory to Practice
1 lecture 34:59

Now it's time to put everything you've learned into practice. This 30 minute guided yoga practice will incorporate all the yoga poses you've learned and will be very similar to a slow flow class at your local studio.

A 30 Minute Guided Practice
34:59
+ BONUS Yoga Practices
5 lectures 01:06:59

This 15-minute flow will build off everything you've learned in this course and give you a quick practice, great for anytime of the day! 

15-Minute Vinyasa Flow
14:03

This 7-minute practice is perfect for working on your balance and building up your stamina in your yoga practice. Balance in key both on and off the mat! 

Yoga for Balance
07:42

Tight legs anyone? This 15-minute practice is perfect for those days when you're feeling extra tight in your lower body. Happy stretching! 

Tight Legs
16:25

This 15-minute practice will support your neck and shoulders and leaving you feeling great! This practice is beginner friendly and great for anytime of the day. 

Tight Neck & Shoulders
16:30

This is perfect to practice the standing warriors that we learned in the course! This practice is a little over 10-minutes long and perfect for anytime of the day. 

Warrior Flow
12:19