What does it mean to be a man who practices yoga?
It means you are a man. It means you practice yoga. As simple as that.
The more challenging question is, what does it mean to be a man. Growing up without a father and with non-traditional male role-models, I’ve had to determine on my own what it means to be a man. 🔸
Masculinity, or the characteristics or qualities associated with being a man, is subjective.
To me, it is:
– Courageous vulnerability – Doing what is right, especially when it isn’t easy
– Standing up for others and for equality
4. And, most importantly, being confident enough in who I am as a HUMAN BEING, to be open to inquiry around what it means to be a man, right here, right now.
This yoga practice gives me a supportive space to be in the exploration and discovery of who I am. It gives me the tools to express the unique ME into the world, without carry the weight of expectations from others and the past.
What does it mean to you to be a man who practices yoga?