When you think of yoga, the image that comes to mind is probably a petite 20-something young woman who can do the splits in the air while lying on her back. It’s true, that person does exist; a girl like that came to my yoga class once.
Despite what you may think, however, that stereotype is no longer the norm. Yoga classes and yoga retreats are filling up with retirees, corporate executives, surfers and professional athletes … and they are both women and men.
“If you assume that sun salutations and tree-poses are the exclusive domain of yoga-loving women (and granola-crunchy male instructors) you might be surprised to learn that some pro football teams (i.e. the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles) are incorporating the moves into their traditionally rigorous training regimens,” reports Men’s Fitness and Stack.com.
“More and more American seniors are taking up yoga than ever before” to help ease the aging process, notes the Yoga Journal.
Combine the ancient stretching and strength discipline of yoga into a vacation. Yoga vacations or yoga retreats let you be fit and get some restorative relaxation while on holiday. Yoga vacations are for everyone – beginners, advanced, men, women and any age group.
A gorgeous yoga vacation destination is Hotel Tropico Latino at beautiful Santa Teresa Beach on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula. The intimate beachfront hotel in Santa Teresa is situated on four acres of lush, tropical gardens bordering brilliant white sand and the blue Pacific Ocean. Tropico Latino offers two shaded wooden yoga decks facing the beach with daily yoga classes, and yoga and surfing retreats. Famous for year-round surf and picture-perfect sunsets, Santa Teresa has been named one of the top beaches in the world for several years.
Article by Shannon Farley