Men should not feel bothered that Yoga has previously been labeled an exercise regimen for women. In India, men have practiced Yoga for thousands of years. Men can get just as much benefit from Yoga as their female counterparts. Whether you want to experience the improved sleep, decreased stress, or just want to improve your ability to participate in other activities, practicing Yoga regularly will deliver profound benefits to your overall health.
Yoga is one of the few ways to do so because yoga utilizes a body's own weight and not artificially added weight which may be dangerous or injury causing for children exercising. By providing a physical release, yoga is proven to reduce mental stress. This can result in fewer tantrums and a better night sleep for your young ones.
First yoga helps teens de-stress. Between academic pressure and the social jungle that is Junior and Senior High School, teen lives are extremely stressful. There is a significant amount of peer pressure. They have to make decisions which impact the rest of their lives. Their schedules are filled to overfull with school, sports, part-time jobs and a social life. Their hormones are completely out of balance most of the time. Yoga helps teens deal with all of these challenges. It teaches them to look inward for inspiration, to connect with themselves. Furthermore, it provides training in relaxation techniques and breathing exercises which promote calm and stimulate the relaxation response.