I first discovered all this Broga business when I was looking up the deets for International Men’s Day – yes, it does exist and it’s held each year on November 19th. I’m just sayin…
Last year’s Canadian Men’s Day events were partly sponsored by:
Broga – Yoga for men East Side Yoga. (Broga was founded by Robert Sidoti.)
Shut the front door! What the heck is “Broga??!” I had to look.
Definition of Broga:
Broga is a yoga class geared for men (where it’s okay if you can’t touch your toes).
East Side Yoga’s Mission…
…is to offer men real tools for coping with daily stresses and demands through an accessible yoga-based fitness program taught from a man’s point of view. Broga is for every “body,” from the beginner yogi to the professional athlete.
Our Brograms©… (Yes, they call them that. BrogaYoga.com also has a “BroStore.”)
…help men to live in their most organic selves: strong, peaceful, guided, internally and outwardly connected, powerful and compassionate from the inside out. Our Brograms, services and merchandise enable men to walk, compete, and live stronger, balanced lives.
This was when I finally caught on…these Broga studios are housing the kind of men all my girlfriends are trying to find! Check it out:
Men who are getting in touch with “their most organic selves: strong, peaceful, guided, internally and outwardly connected, powerful and compassionate from the inside out”
If I was still a single lady, I’d be shouting: “Thank you! I’ll have another!!!”
These are like potential Dream Date Dudes.
I know men who go to yoga classes to pick up women (click here for a split-your-side example of this), why shouldn’t women go attend a class with hot, sweaty men who are “looking to be powerful and compassionate from the inside out.”
Plus, you can get in some Hindu squats (whatever those are).
Need to know more? Here’s some articles for you:
1. Broga: No-shame yoga for men – The Week: Apr 2, 2012 – A new yoga style caters to “downward facing dudes” who loathe classes where they have to chant in Sanskrit and compete with ultra-flexible…
3. ‘Broga‘ caters to guys wary of yoga – TODAY Health: Mar 27, 2012 – By Cari Nierenberg. Tired of hearing a wife, girlfriend, mother, sister or female friend sing the praises of yoga, some guys will eventually man up…
Have you ever heard of Broga? Would you try it if it was offered near you? What’s the craziest fitness program you ever participated in? Enquiring minds always want to know these things here at More Cowbell!
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