Because it’s impromptu dude week after all! There are some spirited stirrings over a MAN on the cover of Yoga Journal March ’11. One commenter went so far as to declare “There is a guy on the cover! The times, they are a changing…” Well.
Meet LA yoga teacher and George Clooney’s cousin’s doppelganger, Matt Pesendian. Rumor has it this is the first time in 8 years a male yogi has graced the glossy face of YJ. Congratulations! Men are yogis, too, even if some still think ‘that shit is hard.’
Yet, as another commenter deftly pointed out, this yoga thing is also about accessibility. Matt doesn’t teach a separate “meat and potatoes” dude yoga, but he is, essentially, a man who practices yoga. A helpful thing when yoga culture in the West is fem-dominated. (it is. see Yoga Journal)
So sure, it’s easy to pick on YJ, being the biggest publication of yoga representation, currently, and in all fairness, we have certainly seen men featured within the pages here and there, and naturally we admire this gent, but you tell us, does this help you men out there more inclined to get the yoga-ing?
By the way, we appreciate the demure lotus. Especially when he can do this:
- Statistics Show NBA Players Love Yoga, Opponents Maintain ‘That Shit is Hard’
- More Meat and Potatoes, Please! Is there Enough Dude Yoga?