With its revolutionary approach to yoga and innovative, male-oriented instruction, Real Men Do Yoga will be the definitive guide for both novice and veteran men who are discovering the innumerable physical and mental benefits of yoga.
Satisfying the male fascination with sports and admiration for athletes are interviews with more than twenty pros, all of whom are enthusiastic yoga practitioners: football's Eddie George, Shannon Sharpe and Amani Toomer; baseball pitchers Barry Zito (2002 Cy Young Award winner) and Al Leiter, star hockey goalie Sean Burke and NBA superstar Kevin Garnett as well as pro golfers and tennis players.
Photos of sports stars doing yoga, such as football greats Dan Marino and Chris Carter, drive home a powerful message. Each chapter offers a combination of stretches and strength-builders that target and benefit specific areas:
Conquering back pain (which afflicts an estimated 10 million men)
Improving sports performance including yoga for golf, running, basketball, tennis and more
Increasing flexibility in the upper body, spine and lower body
Building muscle strength
Improving sexual performance
In a sea of yoga books aimed at women, Real Men Do Yoga is an easily accessible, "non-New Agey" guidebook that takes something mysterious to American men and offers a reassuringly effective and practical guide that they'll actually use.
"A book for those seeking a more macho road to enlightenment."-GQ Magazine
"The author presents [yoga] exercises in a logical progression that not only makes sense to readers but also involves them in performing the exercises before having to finish the book. While aimed at reluctant males, this well-organized and engagingly written book would certainly be intructional for anyone. Recommended for public libraries, consumer health libraries, and universities with physical education majors." -Library Journal, August 2003
"This may be the world's most in-your-face yoga guide ... You won't find anything about the yamas of niyamas here, but you just might interest that Gatorade-slammin' fella of yours in accompanying you to class after he peruses this X-Games - esque volume." -Yoga Journal, Nov. 2003