Getting Men on the Mat: Five Poses to Get You Started

5 Yoga for Men: 5 Beginner Poses

Hold each pose for 30 seconds and modify as needed.


1. Half Boat Pose. Begin in a seated position with your knees bent and your feet flat to the ground. Lift your feet off the ground so they are directly in front of your knees while keeping your shoulders down and your abs tight.

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  1. Steve says:

    My main question:
    Is yoga useful / possible for older men?
    Back in the day, I was an avid martial artist. That was 30 years ago and many, many years behind the desk ago. I am not overweight, but living in hot, traffic-ful Houston I rarely get to the park for even a walk.
    Must I find a class more tailored to an older MAN, that is, not gorgeous 20-something ladies? I don’t want to embarrass myself or seem like a stalker. (I am happily married 33 years…..)

  2. Men doing yoga may be changing ever so slowly but most things in the Yoga world are still geared towards women.

    That said I don’t know why more men don’t do yoga. I have been practicing, at home, for 2 years now and I love it.

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