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Where Are All The
By Andrew Tilin
It's a beautiful Saturday
morning and I am in, of all places, a yoga studio.
While my cycling buddies set out for a ride, I
waited by racks of flowery yoga clothes, then filed
in for class. While my pals pedaled and, no doubt,
rapped about racing, I unrolled my black mat near
someone else's pink one, beside someone else's
painted toenails and a pile of voguish flip-flops.
Now, my fellow riders are probably engaged in some
testosterone-fueled sprint, while I'm grunting
loudly to stay balanced on my forearms. I'm inverted
and self-conscious: In a class filled with women, I
alone am emitting primal noises.
A world turned upside
down—that's yoga for most of us men. We still run
most of the government and hit the major league home
runs, but yoga is a woman's domain. According to a
2005 Yoga Journal market study, 77 percent of the
yoga practitioners in America are female.
Anecdotally, longtime teachers like Anusara Yoga
founder John Friend and Power Yoga instructor Baron
Baptiste, who both regularly crisscross the nation
hosting workshops, believe the numbers might be even
more skewed. After all, only about 1 in 10
subscribers to this magazine is male. "What I find
myself constantly contemplating," says Michael
Lechonczak, a yoga instructor who teaches at Equinox
Fitness in Manhattan, "is how to get more guys into
It's not that we don't know what
we're missing. Nowadays, there seems to be a yoga
studio on every corner; our girlfriends and wives
are walking, talking testimonies to the practice. At
home, we watch them rushing out the front door,
brows furrowed, only to return standing tall, with
big, tranquil smiles on their faces and compassion
in their eyes. Because my wife Madeleine is a yoga
instructor and an avid student, I witness this
stress-to-bliss transformation several times a week.
When she comes home, I often mumble to myself,
"Don't I want to be that happy?" Yet I haven't
practiced yoga consistently for years.
So I asked highly qualified
doctors, scientists, and veteran yoga teachers
exactly why so many men stick to yoga's sidelines. I
also polled members of that rare breed known as the
male practitioner—from pro athletes to busy
investment managers—to find out how they came to
embrace yoga. In the end, I discovered social,
physical, and emotional realities that discourage
men from practicing. I also heard about the moments
of inspiration that got men over such barriers—and
ideas about what might help other men make the leap,
too. If you're a man who's hesitated to try yoga—or
you know a man you'd like to introduce to the
Virabhadrasana 1 (Warior Posture)Virabhadra
is the name of a fierce warrior, an incarnation of
lord Shiva, described as having a thousand heads, a
thousand eyes, and a thousand feet; wielding a
thousand clubs; and wearing a tiger's skin.
Position of Readiness
Tadasana (mountain pose) with hands
Standing in Tadasana (mountain pose)
take a large step forward, bending your leading leg
at knee and sinking into the posture, keeping the
feet hip width apart and facing forward. Make sure
the right knee is directly over the right ankle. If
you need to, slide the feet further apart.
Take the hands to the hips and square
the hips and the shoulders to the front wall.
Press the crown of your head away
from your shoulders and allow the pressing to
elongate your spine. Expand your chest by pressing
out through your chest points.
Raise your arms overhead and press
your fingertips away from your shoulders.
Bend your leading knee and sink into
the posture, allowing your buttock bones to become
heavy and your tailbone to relax.
Focus at a point in your front and
breathe. Go for about 5 deep breaths, bring down
your arms and get your legs together. After
completing the abovementioned steps reverse the
Warrior I strengthens the legs, opens
the hips and chest and stretches the arms and legs.
Warrior I develops concentration and balance. This
pose improves circulation and respiration and
energizes the entire body. Virabhadrasana also
builds and generates confidence.
Can Baby Sign Language Delay Speech?
By Victoria Clayton
Baby sign language has become extremely popular
recently. I’ve heard only wonderful things about it,
including that it eases frustration and promotes
verbal language. However, my niece has been taught
baby sign language and is now 18 months old and has
yet to speak a word. She seems content to just
demand food and drink with her hands. Does baby sign
language actually delay verbal language in many
A: Find out the
1950 Style Meatloaf (Yields 8 Servings)
This meatloaf version became a family favorite in
many households in the 1950's. The key is in the onion soup
mix and the mixture of ground beef with pork sausage for
added flavor and moisture. If you do not eat pork or
traditional bacon, you may substitute turkey or chicken
sausage or use all ground beef. Turkey bacon is available as
a substitute, or eliminate the bacon altogether. The
leftovers make great sandwiches.
1-1/2 pounds ground
beef (chuck is best)
1/2 pound ground
pork sausage (seasoned or not)
2 eggs, lightly
1 cup fine bread
1 to 2 large cloves
of garlic, pressed
1 cup diced sweet
1/4 cup diced green
bell pepper (sweet capsicum)
1 teaspoon dried
pepper to taste
1 package dry onion
1/2 cup milk
1 (6-ounce) can
tomato paste, divided use
2 to 4 strips bacon,
cut in half (optional)
Preheat oven to
Combine ground beef, pork sausage, eggs, bread crumbs,
garlic, sweet onion, bell pepper, oregano, pepper,
Worcestershire sauce, onion soup mix, milk, and half of the
tomato paste. Gently mix only until combined. Do not
overwork the meat or it will become tough. Form into a loaf.
Cover with the remaining half can of tomato paste. Weave the
bacon strips over the top.
Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Let meatloaf rest 15 minutes
before cutting to serve.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:: N/A
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Quote of the Month:
By oneself the evil is
done, and it is oneself who suffers: by
oneself the evil is not done, and by one's
self one becomes pure. The pure and the
impure come from oneself: no man can purify
another. The Dhammapada