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Real Men Do Yoga : 21 Star Athletes Reveal Their Secrets of Strength, Flexibility and Peak Performance
by John Capouya


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780757301124
  • ISBN-10: 0757301126
  • Publisher: Hci
  • Publish Date: August 2003
  • Page Count: 195
  • Dimensions: 8.99 x 6.12 x 0.51 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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Yoga remains a popular pursuit for people of all ages, and veteran sportswriter and journalist John Capouya is among the committed devotees. With his Real Men Do Yoga: 21 Star Athletes Reveal Their Secrets for Strength, Flexibility and Peak Performance, the author provides a readable and well-illustrated guide to yoga practice. The ostensible "guy hook" here comes by way of testimonials from high-profile jocks such as Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George, New York Mets pitcher Al Leiter, all-star forward Kevin Garnett of the Minnesota Timberwolves and many others, all of whom endorse yoga as a serious adjunct athletic regimen that enhances flexibility, improves balance, helps prevent injury, increases breath support and relieves stress. "Regular" guys chime in as well—truck drivers, restaurateurs, architects, etc.—giving witness to yoga's role in general fitness and mind-body awareness. Besides a rundown of basic yoga poses and how to achieve them, the text also offers sport-by-sport workouts, material on meditation (for the guy who strives to go "deeper within"), and a chapter on yoga's positive impact on one's sex life. Capouya's own New York City-based yoga guru Michael Lechonczak serves as consultant to this earnest volume.

 
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