Where Are All the Yoga Dudes? by Cody Drasser
I often think of the clichéd example of a family driving towards a vacation destination: They’re lost and the crumpled and torn map doesn’t seem to be helping. The wife at some point will probably say to the husband that he should pull over and ask for directions. But despite his furrowed brow and look of utter confusion, he defends that he ‘knows exactly where he is going’.
of unending strength, confidence and sexual prowess, this attractive exterior often stands in stark contrast to a man’s inner reality – places of deep vulnerability, questions about purpose and the need for reconciliation with emotions and insight that have been lost or never nurtured to begin with.
While a man can truly feel good about himself when he begins to practice yoga, it will, more than likely if practiced for reasons other than vanity or sexual conquest, lead him to spaces within him that need healing. Places of true strength, wisdom and beauty will also be met more fully. A man’s yoga practice can allow him to more readily embrace these hidden recesses and cultivate a more truthful relationship with himself, leading to greater wholeness.
When the lens of yoga shines on a man’s inner-self, the effects begin to bloom outwards, shining upon the relationships he has with others and the world around him. This alignment doesn’t happen overnight, but is possible through even a small amount of dedication to yoga. So come on, dude! Yourself and the world awaits you!
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