You are trying to get healthy. Good for you! Eating a little better, working out a little. Hell, you’ve even been going to yoga. As a new practitioner you have noticed that your class is primarily composed of women, which can leave you feeling a bit out of place. Yoga, being so female dominated creates some unique challenges for male practitioners. Here are a few of the most common ones:
1. You’re the only one in the class with a puddle of sweat at the top of your mat. Women glisten, men sweat, and it’s incredibly difficult to root your feet into your mat for Warrior Pose when your mat feels like a Slip n’ Slide. And that’s just during normal yoga. Fellas, if you’re thinking of joining a Bikram class, plan on bringing a few extra towels.
2. Any pose which requires flexibility. Somehow, every woman in your class is able to fold herself into a human pretzel, even Martha, the 72 year-old retiree. Meanwhile, your Downward Dog looks more like a Grimacing Dad.