Best yoga moves for men

5 Key Yoga Poses For Men

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hey this is regatta for do you yoga and

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I was asked to describe what are the

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foundational poses for men right what

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are their names how do you do them how

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do you make them tougher and how do you

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make them easier because sometimes our

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bodies just can’t do them and sometimes

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I get lost in the names and sometimes I

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feel like I got this how can I make it

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tougher so I’m gonna break these down to

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you and before we get even get into it

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let’s just get over these names huh down

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dog you’ll hear this in all yoga circles

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your body looks like a perfect triangle

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upside down with your butt high plank it

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look like a plank a leak like a piece of

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wood what we know in the West as upper

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push-up chaturanga you’ll hear this word

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a lot of yoga circles that’s a lower

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push-up right as you lower down into a

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push-up and then of course there’s up

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dog with your body with your legs flat

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your chest starts cut curve up like a

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wave so your chest is parallel to the

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wall but your legs are flat now you’re

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going to see all these and I’m going to

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show you how to make them simple if

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you’re struggling with them and it’s

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understandable if you are I’m going to

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show you how to make them a little

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tougher and a little more challenging

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check this out

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here’s down dog and a lot of times

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people are very tight in the back

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they’ll hunch their back like this I

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don’t even know if I’m doing the

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Hunchback bad but one way we adjust that

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is we bend the knees the teacher has

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them bend their knees to get their spine

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long ultimately they want a long spine a

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matter of fact I’ve noticed some of my

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students if they’ve got that little

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hunch in the back by keeping their knees

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bent a little by the end of the class

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they’re back freeze up so if you’re one

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of those persons who suffer and you’re

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very tight there we had to bend your

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knees keep a long back just like this if

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you’re pretty good at your down dog you

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straighten those legs I like to lift my

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toes up high as if someone’s got me by

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the hips pulling me up and back trying

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to find a lot of length in my upper

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triceps wrapping in towards my cheeks

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and then with that length in the hid

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within the legs and then the spine I

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work my heels down towards the Earth

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my thighs lift up off my knees sometimes

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I like to play around with this as well

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I like to lift a hand up place it on my

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bottom or place it on my ankle I can

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even look under the opposite armpit I

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can grab the opposite ankle or the same

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ankle I tell you if I grab the same

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ankle I can start to play around with

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cross body balancing it’s down dog the

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integrity of down dog but I’m making

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that stuff a little trickier right now

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another option is to find my camel in

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down dog I lift a hand I lift the foot

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and I try to grab that ankle and press

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my body back so we have down dog

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super foundational if you struggle here

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bend your knees now as I come forward

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check out my plank my shoulders come

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perfectly above my wrists my tummy tucks

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in my thighs lift off my knees this

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might be too hard for you to do

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especially if you’re holding it for 10

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breaths that’s okay

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drop your knees believe me you do this

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for an hour you’re going to get just

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you’re going to get pretty sore there’s

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benefit all the way just don’t puff up

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your hands like a tent press under the

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pointer finger knuckle shoulders always

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stay above the wrists that’s the

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geometry if I feel when I get stronger I

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press the heels back from here I can

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even widen my feet practice lifting a

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hand forward and keeping my right

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shoulder in line with my left shoulder

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or what about taking it to your finger

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test right I think Bruce Lee could do

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push-ups and handstands all on those

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fingertips like that why can’t you you

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can we just never use these muscles stay

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here and breathe or stay on your knees

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or stay in a regular plank with the

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fingers fans here comes chaturanga if

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you can’t do it you do it on your knees

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now remember we’re not just going to

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lower down to a heart we’re going to

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stop halfway down with our elbows above

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the rest and then if you need to go to

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your belly you can or you can straighten

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your arms go all the way up for up dog

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chaturanga of course with the leg

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straight it’s a little tougher than

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doing it on your knees I keep the elbows

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above the wrists

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my exhale lower down up was above the

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wrists release the toes

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there’s my up dog look at my up dogs

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like a handstand pressing through

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rolling open my shoulders my heart is

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coming through the Gateway of my

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shoulders I’m going to turn just so the

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camera can see it better

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my heart is between my shoulders I look

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at my head and sinking I’m going to

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press you the hands sprout that head up

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my knees are off the floor at that point

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and then from up dog knees off the floor

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right pull it back right to down dog if

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you’re not feeling up dog you feel like

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hey you know I can’t do it it’s not

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happening my back is too tight I would

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stand right here in my Sphinx with my

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elbows drop that means from here the

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elbows the hands come forward my elbows

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are on the floor and this is super

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therapeutic for guys especially because

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there tend to be a hunch

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in a man’s back that I don’t know where

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we get it from eating or talking on the

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phone or at the computer but it’s super

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common and most of my men’s caught in

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men clients this is a way I can get out

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of it right here hanging out here

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breathing even if you’re watching TV

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just come right here and then from here

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of course we all take a back to one of

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the most foundational poses which is

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child pose and we take a break right

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here don’t underestimate this pose my

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knees open my toes touching my forehead

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on the ground hands are either forward

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or behind this is medicine for the body

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as it lengthens your spine softens your

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lower back and relaxes some and relaxes

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yourself play around with this play

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around all the variations turn it down

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if you need or turn it up thanks

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