There’s no good reason that women dominate the yoga room at the gym. The benefits for yoga in meeting fitness goals for men — whether it’s to get bigger or dominate on the tennis court — are clear: “Men have tighter muscles, limited flexibility, and tight, narrow hips,” says Andy Glickman a registered yoga teacher. “Yoga will help loosen up muscles and increase flexibility, also stimulating blood flow throughout areas of the body.”
Furthermore, studies show that incorporating yoga into a weekly routine will make the average body stronger, help you eat healthier, get ahead at work, and have better sex. Here’s a look at the science-backed benefits of yoga.