Why Yoga is good for guys

This Friday sees the first BROGADOO (Men's only) Yoga class in Bath but which high profile guys do yoga? Here's a little round up of six we know about.

Actor and producer, Matthew McConaughey, tennis player Andy Murray, Irish actor Colin Farrell, the musician Sting, actor and comedian Russell Brand and footballer Ryan Giggs are all avid yogis. Giggs even launched his own Yoga DVD and credits yoga with helping him to stay at the top of his game for longer:

“It strengthens your muscles, improves flexibility, but also keeps you fit and gets you out on the training pitch so you can train every day. You want to be out there so you need to get your body robust and ready for anything. If I do a yoga session the next day (after a game), I’m nowhere near as stiff and I’ll be back training at the right level a lot quicker.”

“In terms of injury prevention, yoga helps slow down the creeping stiffness of age - and that protects your joints. If you are tight through the muscles around the hips – hamstrings, groin, glutes, quads, hip flexors – then you usually develop a pattern of excess movement and compression in the lower spine which results in back problems. With a football player this is hugely exacerbated by the running and sprinting they do. So, again, yoga can help free the hips and reduce back issues.”
— Ryan Giggs

So even if your aim is more to be able to touch your toes, than to be on the touch line for United - why not give yoga a go? What have you got to lose?

BROGADOO classes are every Friday 6:15pm-7:15pm at Weston Methodist Church Hall (behind Peter Pan's Playgroup - access from the mini roundabout) and sessions are taught by founder of YOGADOO, Lucy Aston. The classes are specifically for complete beginners to yoga. 

The first class is Friday 13th January 2017, 6:15pm-7:15pm (but continue each week)

Your first BROGADOO session is £5 and you can pay as you go for £7 each week or block book three classes for £18 or ten for £50.