It’s no secret that yoga has traditionally a female-dominated practice in the west. But is this set to change? The number of men in yoga classes has been steadily increasing with male celebrities, sports stars and fitness influencers spurring the trend. These yogis regularly roll out their mats to improve their core strength, flexibility, prevent injuries, beat stress and improve their mental clarity. The countless benefits of yoga extend far beyond gender. So gents take some inspiration from these celebs and give it a go!
The Maroon 5 front man began his foray into yoga over five years ago and hasn’t lifted a weight or entered a gym since. Not only does he credit yoga for his toned physique but also for keeping him focused and calm.
Iron Man star and yoga devotee Robert Downey Jr. credits yoga with helping to aid his recovery from old addictions.
World champion surfer Kelly Slater is a yoga enthusiast, regularly practising as part of his training regime in order to increase his stamina and prevent injuries.
The award-winning actor swears by yoga for his lean body and is regularly spotted practicing his upward dog on the beach.