In the past few years, I have noticed an increase in men practicing yoga. I am super excited by this transition, but I still feel there is a stigma attached to guys running out the door, yoga mat in hand, meeting their friends for a yoga class. At our Yoga Studio, for every 10 women, we have 2 men showing up. That gap is lessening as yoga has gained popularity, but that difference in numbers still bothers me. What is it about men and yoga? Those of us who practice yoga, have at least 1 male friend, who is not sure if yoga is their “thing.” What I’d like to know is... what is the main aversion? Is it the yoga clothes? The stereotype of being a human pretzel? Or is it fear of the unknown?
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