Do you know this year’s Father’s Day “June 21th” can also be seen as the day of father of yoga because it is the same day of the International Yoga’s Day? To celebrate this Father’Day with your dad, how about give him something a father of yoga will need? The meaningful, lasting, and healthy gift of yoga can be the best options for this year’s Father’s Day! However, before you give your father of yoga this brilliant present, you have to make sure that he knows how much he wants it! For years yoga has been treated as a sport for female, and an hour on the yoga mat might not be at the top of a man’s mind. But yoga is a type of exercise suitable for men as well.
In honor of this Father’s Day, here is a further explanation on few reasons why your father (and of course all men in general) should be doing yoga.
- It reduces stress
Researches suggest that stress may affect behaviors and factors that are proven to increase heart disease risk: high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, smoking, physical inactivity and overeating. If your father suffers from stress, practicing yoga could be a great way to reduce stress. Yoga activates the vagus nerve—a very influential parasympathetic nerve affecting the heart by reducing blood pressure and consequently the workload of the heart.
- It improves flexibility
One big reason why your father of yoga wants to take yoga lessons is because of not being flexible enough. While men mainly focus on the building of muscle during physical workout, their training only affects certain groups of muscle, and eventually restrains the muscles’ range of motion and growth. Fortunately, almost every yoga pose works to improve joint range of motion and muscle suppleness. Thus, yoga is extremely useful for any father who wants to improve flexibility.
- It reduces food cravings
There are a number of yoga poses that stimulate the stretch-receptors in the stomach which helps fathers of yoga to turn off food cravings and thus helps loss weight. Moreover, yoga is a great way to pass the time and to keep busy. The busier you are the less you will be tempted to eat, especially all of those really unhealthy foods. Instead of eating unhealthy snacks and doing nothing, it’s much better to do some Yoga followed by some healthy fruits or veggies. Something to consider before this Father’s Day dinner!
- It alleviates pain and injury
Yoga is a type of sport that is amiable and helpful for fathers with injuries and pain, particularly in the back, knees and joints. As daughters and sons, we consider safety and alignment as the absolute first priorities for fathers when they are doing sports. Yoga uses controlled movements and expert alignment to open body efficiently while minimizing the risk of injury. Hence, practicing yoga has no need for fathers of yoga to push beyond what they are capable of doing safely.
- It increases energy and vitality
Yoga helps fathers of yoga to breath at full capacity, which lower the risk of getting health problems, from high blood pressure to insomnia. During a yoga practice, you father is accustomed to breath in and out through the nose. A full and deep breath stimulates the lower lung to distribute greater amounts of oxygen throughout the body.That way of breathing is able to enhance workouts as it increases energy and vitality.
- It Improves Male Libido
Another benefit of yoga that all men (like your father of yoga) will like may be the fact that it can help improve their sex life. One way yoga can help with sexual performance is by increasing blood flow in the body, including the genital area. Blood flow is very important for men in terms of getting an erection. More blood circulation leads to a harder and stronger erection, something that every man can definitely appreciate. The practice also helps rid the body of toxins that affect sexual performance.
Yoga is a way to keep your father of yoga healthy while still progressing himself. So on this year’s special Father’s Day, would you like to bring your father a yoga mat and practice yoga together? If so, TOPLUS offers you great Father’s Day gift ideas for your dad, husband, or father-in-law to celebrate fatherhood. Ranging from Basic, Professional, Suede Yoga Mats in a variety of colors, TOPLUS gives full support to fathers of yoga from all levels.
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