Yoga For Men in Bangkok
Despite being created by men, yoga is still dominantly considered a female activity regardless of its historical origins. The health benefits of yoga for men far outweigh any initial apprehension or excuses you may be making to avoid walking into a class full of females.
I understand how difficult and intimidating it can seem to start doing yoga, just like many things we are usually afraid to start something new but you will soon find out how amazing and life-changing yoga can be. This is why I specialize in offering yoga for men and women in Bangkok, creating custom private lessons in a comfortable, safe and judgment-free environment so you can either begin or improve your yoga journey.
“Be Kind Whenever Possible, it is Always Possible” – Dalai Lama
Is yoga good for men?
You might be surprised, but some of my most common students are men looking to get into yoga for various reasons. Many times, they are either too intimidated to walk into a room full of 20+ women with absolutely no experience, or they are so used to only doing weight lifting that their muscles are very tight and not flexible. One of the greatest benefits of yoga for men is that it increases your flexibility and balance, loosens joints and stretches your muscles. This can relieve pain, improve posture and is essential for long-term health.
The benefits of yoga for men are not only physical but also mental, yoga is an excellent way to relieve stress. I usually work in a cool down with breathing techniques and other controlled movements to help you improve and build confidence.
Can you build strength with yoga?
Even though yoga is not an aerobic exercise, research suggests that it can be just as good as many gym-related exercises for improving health and strength. Honestly, you would be amazed at how both strong and flexible guys can get just by doing yoga! It isn’t easy balancing your entire body on one arm and there are countless yoga poses that are perfect for the male body.
It takes a lot of strength to hold your body in a balanced pose and regular practice will strengthen the muscles of your arms, back, legs, and core. Yoga for men is also an excellent alternative for men looking to do something different with their workout routine, learn something new, or even recover from an injury. Yoga offers a world of benefits for both men and women so don’t be shy, live a little and give it a try you just might discover that you love it!
Basic Yoga Plan
If you have absolutely no experience with yoga and the various terms involved in a basic lesson, I’ve provided an example of what one of my 1-hour basic vinyasa yoga sequences might look like:
- Grounding (5-10 minutes)
- Warm-Up/Integration (10-15 minutes)
- Sun/Moon Salutations (15 minutes)
- Standing/Balancing Postures (20 minutes)
- Seated/Supine Postures (10-15 minutes)
- Savasana (10+ minutes)
What Are These Yoga Terms?
If you’re brand new to yoga then you may be wondering what some of these terms mean and I would be more than happy to teach you!
: Some people call this a yoga class opening sequence and this is where we drop into the practice and start class.
Typical Grounding Postures:
- Child’s Pose (Extended, Traditional)
- Seated Pose (Sukasana, Hero’s Pose)
- Supine Pose (Savasana, Reclined Bound Angle)
It’s important to physically warm up our body for more vigorous postures to come after getting grounded on our mats.
Typical integration postures:
- Cat/Cow Variations
- Gentle Core Work (Swimmers, modified side plank)
- Seated Lateral Bends
- Seated Gentle Twists
- Thread the Needle
Introduce sun or moon salutations and link each movement. These are the most common ways to start a yoga practice because they are heating and stimulating. This posture combines both stretches and strengthening all major muscle groups.
Typical Sun/Moon Salutation Postures:
- Mountain Pose (Tadasana)
- Forward Fold
- Vinyasa (if you’re leading a vinyasa flow sequence)
Standing & Balancing Postures
Once we complete salutations, we can move to our feet and begin moving in a more active way.
Typical Standing/Balancing Postures:
- Warrior 1, 2, 3
- Crescent Lunge
- Wide-Legged Forward Fold
- Tree Pose
- Eagle Pose
Seated Yoga Sequence
This is when we usually slow back down and spend more time in each seated posture calming us down for the final Savasana.
Typical Seated Postures:
- Seated Spinal Twist
- ½ Pigeon Pose
- Seated Forward Fold
- Bridge/Wheel Pose
- Supine Twists
- Happy Baby
- Supta Badha Konasana/Reclined Bound Angle Pose
This is the final sequence and is best spent quietly cooling down or even meditating
“Self-Reliance Conquers any Difficulty” – Yogi Bhajan
Popular Yoga Poses for Men
Here are some examples poses that are popular with yoga for men. If you would like to practice these we can incorporate them into your lesson plan depending on your skill level and I would be happy to help you learn.
- Utkatasana or Chair Pose
- Navasana or Boat Pose
- Uttanasana or Standing Forward Fold
- Adho Mukha Svanasana or Downward Facing Dog
- Anjaneyasana or Low Lunge
- Setu Bandha Sarvangasana or Bridge Pose
- Ardha Kapotasana or Half Pigeon Pose
Why Do I Need A Private Instructor?
Are you interested in starting a consistent yoga practice, but not sure where to start? Maybe you’re self-conscious about your lack of experience or level of physical fitness? or perhaps you’re like many who just don’t have the time to go to a yoga studio after a busy day at work and would prefer a private personal lesson at home or somewhere more convenient. No matter what your reasons are, there are countless benefits to having your own personal instructor.
Unlike basic classes, I can cater my private lessons are a one on one experience with an instructor. I like to teach yoga for men to help bring about improvements to your mental and physical health so you can build confidence and achieve your own personal yoga or fitness goals.
Yoga for Men with Kru Janie
With all the things life can throw at us I’ve always found yoga to be the one place I can find a sense of calm. As you face tough realities or anything else we all deal with on any given day, it’s an excellent way to help you regain focus and your mind. Taking time to keep in touch with your body and mind is valuable especially when faced with any uncertainty. These reasons along with the many physical benefits are why I feel so passionately about sharing my yoga knowledge and experience with others.
Please contact me for any questions as a beginner or to book me for private one-on-one or group lessons at your convenience.
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Kru Janie Certifications and Classes.
- 200 hours Teacher Training Bangkok Yogas School. from Bangkok Thailand.
- 200 hours Teacher Training Course. (RYS) from Ananda Yoga Shala. Swargashram, Rishikesh, India.
- 40 hours International Hatha Yoga(Advance) Teacher Training (YAA) from Kriyoga Bangkok, TH.
- 30 hours Advanced Training from Satit Yoga Studio Bangkok, TH.
- Certificate of Practice for 6 days from Yoga Vidya Gurukul. Nashik, Maharashtra, India.
- (First Aid – CPR and AED Training Course) from Fit Bangkok, Thailand.
- 300 hours Yoga Teacher Training Course at Rishikul Yogshala. (YTTC) Rishikesh, India
Contact Kru Janie for more information or to book a private lesson: 0855381432
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