I was a weight-lifter, lacrosse player, and all-around fitness fanatic when I found yoga. My first attendance of a yoga session was an accident, but I left that Bikram studio with profound appreciation for this new form of exercise. As I continued to practice, I realized that yoga was improving every physical aspect of my life. I had more endurance. I lifted more weight. I had more energy. I had crazy flexibility, and I didn't need as much time to warm-up because I felt so limber all the time.
Naturally, I wanted my friends to join me, but they gave me bullshit excuses: "I'm not flexible." "Yoga's for girls, bro." "I don't want to embarrass myself." So I made it my mission to get more guys to do yoga and help them realize the same benefits that I continue to see on a daily basis.
I founded Man Flow Yoga, a yoga company that makes yoga more accessible to men by taking a no-nonsense, no-frills approach to yoga that focuses on the physical benefits of a consistent yoga practice. Guys need yoga for the physical benefits, and that's what I give them. Feel free to give me a 0 on spirituality, but in my defense I really do appreciate a great savasana.