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For anyone who thinks yoga is just for girls, Boys of Yoga, a London-based project, is determined to smash the current stereotype and turn the yoga scene on its head! Headed up by six talented male yogis, Boys of Yoga launched at the beginning of this month and seeks to challenge the way guys are viewed in the yoga scene.
To most guys, yoga is pink lycra and girls. It’s breathing deeply while doing poses named after animals and feelings. It’s done in dimly lit rooms with candles and incense, followed by gluten free cupcakes and kale smoothies. However, not all yoga is fluffy and gentle, it can make you sweat, it can push you to your edge. And through the practice, the body will get stronger and flexible, the mind calmer and life a little less chaotic. You’ll find that ‘just making shapes on the mat’ is a whole lot more difficult than it sounds. Yoga can give you the physical workout you may want, but go deeper and you’ll realize it’s so much more.
Boys of Yoga, the uncelebrated minority, believes in the strength and flexibility that yoga offers both on and off the mat. To them, yoga is a culture and a lifestyle, not just a practice. And similarly to skate, surf and snow sport cultures, yoga creates a community of the like-minded. The deeper you go, the more it pulls you in. Once you move past the stereotype, it’s pretty simple, yoga is good for everyone, the benefits are undeniable!