Why Men go to their First Yoga Class.

Via on Oct 14, 2011

What men fantasize their first yoga class is like 😉   It may not be yoga, but it is fantasy. Real yoga? Sweaty, hard, boring, intimidating, worth it.

From the Department of Funny/True. They come for the sex, they get their butt kicked…and they stay for the life-changing flow.


Yes, this is Aerobics…I guess…but you get the idea:

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Anyone know of a youtube video that shows just how hard, generally unsexy and ass-kicking one’s first yoga class actually is?

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom



26 Responses to “Why Men go to their First Yoga Class.”

  1. No thanks says:

    Really? Did you really just post this?

  2. elephantjournal says:

    David A: Sounds about right. That's the core motivation for most men to do anything. 😉

  3. Joe3 says:

    Works for me…and there is a Yoga center right down the street 2 blocks, I'll drive there tomorrow……….

  4. HermitFrog says:

    Was this just a lame excuse to show this video again???

  5. I generally like the Elephant but stuff like this disappoints – casting a shallow spin on something deeply spiritual and sacred. With yoga being so popular these days do you really need sex to sell?

  6. Steph says:

    I thought the pic and the caption were hysterical (… though the video's a bit o.t.t. and spoils the joke a bit)

  7. Scott_Newsom says:

    Congratulations Waylon, you are now demeaning yoga, men and women in the name post. Maybe nigger jokes will be next. I'm old enough to remember those. Racist assholes kept justifying them by saying its only humor too. Guess that works for sexist assholes too.

  8. Tanya Lee Markul Tanya Lee Markul says:

    Provocative! :-) :-) :-) I need to do more yoga. Ha!

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  9. catnipkiss says:

    Actually, I can see why men might attend a yoga class because its full of women…. and maybe decide they get actual benefit from the practice. (and if the poor guy attends a Bikram class first, it will kick his butt AND also be about half men in the class :) – Alexa M.

  10. Marylou says:

    The person who posted this has to be an idiot. Just saying.

  11. Mary Michaela says:

    There was a craigslist ad to sell a yoga mat which was hysterical – out of Seattle – I don't think I copied it or I'd send it to you. It sums up the male yoga first class experience… rather well, hysterically funny…. see if you can track it down.

  12. __MikeG__ says:

    I started yoga because my back hurt from lifting weights.

  13. Jean LeBlanc says:

    As a man interested in yoga, I do find this disappointing. I came to yoga because I am actually curious about the philosophical and spiritual aspects of it, the effete intellectual snob I am, and I am not alone in that.

  14. Zoey says:

    OMG all of you! Re.LAX. Seriously. I'm 'serious' about yoga – but that video is a classic! And this blog would be nothing without all good SEO. Rock on Waylon. That video is as hilarious as it is…well…..a turn on.

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