Dive into a powerful 10-minute yoga flow designed specifically for men looking for yoga. This unique class is set to the powerful and reflective soundtrack of TOOL’s “10,000 Days (Wings Pt 2)”, creating an intense experience that harmonizes music with movement. Focused on strengthening and stretching the upper body and core, this flow is perfect for those looking to enhance their physical fitness and mental focus.

I know it’s not for everyone but for me, TOOL is great accompanying music for deep powerful yoga and workout sessions.

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Key Moments:

00:00:00 – Opening and Breathing: Initiate the class at the back of your mat, engaging in a mindful 5-second breathing pattern.
00:00:14 – Neck and Arm Warm-Up: Start with circular head and neck movements, progressing to arm exercises and a forward bend for hamstring engagement.
00:00:53 – Tabletop to Leg Stretches: Transition into tabletop pose, alternating leg extensions to warm up the body.
00:01:31 – Core and Balance: Introduce coordinated arm and leg movements to activate the core and improve balance.
00:02:02 – Dynamic Plank Series: Engage in a series of plank variations, awakening the core and upper body muscles.
00:03:00 – High Plank Challenges: Experiment with lifting one foot at a time in high plank, enhancing balance and strength.
00:03:11 – Child’s Pose for Relaxation: Briefly enter child’s pose to release tension and relax the upper body.
00:03:23 – Side Core Strengthening: Perform side planks for deep core engagement and side muscle strengthening.
00:04:23 – Hip Flexibility: Focus on stretches that target the hips for improved flexibility.
00:04:25 – High Plank and Knee-to-Elbow: Incorporate core-strengthening knee-to-elbow movements in a high plank position.
00:05:02 – Push-Up and Plank Flow: Alternate between push-ups and plank, with a focus on controlled movements.
00:06:00 – Superman Pose: Activate the back muscles with the Superman pose, crucial for a strong upper body.
00:07:02 – Shoulder Stretching: Engage in dynamic shoulder stretches, essential for upper body flexibility.
00:07:29 – Down Dog and Plank Transitions: Seamlessly move between down dog and plank, focusing on smooth transitions.
00:08:26 – Forearm Down Dog: Prepare for handstand practice with forearm down dog, activating the shoulders.
00:09:45 – Relaxation and Reflection: Transition to lying on your back, embracing relaxation and acknowledging the intensity of the workout.
00:10:24 – Core and Shoulder Engagement: Perform arm circles and core exercises to maintain joint mobility and strength.

This quick yet intense yoga flow is an excellent way to incorporate yoga inspired movement into your daily routine, especially for those with limited time. Embrace the challenge and enjoy the journey with TOOL’s “10,000 Days (Wings Pt 2)” as your soundtrack.

Michael Baker
e-RYT Male Yoga Teacher, CHC
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John Keklik
John Keklik

Hello, I’m Michael Baker. I am a 49-year-old strength trainer, certified Yoga teacher, former yoga studio owner, certified health coach, and dedicated health and wellness practitioner with over 30 years of experience. I began "Get Up Earlier" (GetUpEarlier.com) because getting up earlier was step 1 in transforming my routine and overall well-being, especially after spending years sitting at a computer as a digital professional.

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