More and more men have been joining the lululemon-clad ladies yoga studios these days. Or if not rocking the mandex (spandex for dudes), they are creating a meaningful home practice that suits them. One such athlete, scholar and Clubbell Yoga ambassador Erik Romanak of Seva Fitness in Kentucky speaks up on what this very unique practice means to him. I met Eric at our first Clubbell Yoga Seminar in Chicago a couple of years ago, and he continues to lead from the front with other CST & TACFIT programs and offerings at his studio.
ERIC: Why I choose Clubbell Yoga...
"Strength has been at the foundation of yoga since its inception. Wrestlers, soldiers and rebels used yoga for training and development because of its potent fusion of strength and agility. After a decade of yoga practice and teaching, the people I meet in my practice use yoga for many different reasons. Yoga transcends personality type, body shape and age. It really is an amazing science and art.
In yoga, our base level of existence is symbolized by the Mula Bandha. It represents the first level of human reality and the need to survive before we can thrive. It teaches us the importance of strength and endurance as we continuously adapt and reach for new heights. It is the foundation of everything about us physically and psychologically
As we climb the mountains of our lives, we get glimpses into our higher nature. The perspective gained from this expanded view helps people find peace and joy in the flow of life. It is important to embrace the larger view, but if it isn't tethered to our base reality it becomes something else - ranging from instability to delusion. The balance is found when you aim high but never forget your roots, staying connected to your foundation.
No matter what you're trying to build, whether it's a business, a skyscraper or a better life, the quality and strength of your foundation underlies every element that follows. Strengthening that foundation creates the necessary conditions required for success. Clubbell Yoga's fusion of strength and yoga reawakens a conscious awareness of your foundation and connects you to the absolute necessity of it.
Strengthening alignment and flow is the essence of my practice. All of the other benefits like relaxation, energy and flexibility happen as a natural byproduct of that. Clubbell yoga has grounded my practice and created an amazing platform for growth." - Eric Romanak
Thank you Eric for your insights and dedication to this practice. If you want to learn more about Clubbell Yoga by coming to a seminar led by Summer Huntington and assisted by Alaina Sawaya (of Primal 12 & Clubbell Yoga Prenatal), take advantage of this very limited 96 Hour Discount on the upcoming FlowFit & Clubbell Yoga seminars happening in Bellingham, WA this October 6-9th ... save over $500 on each seminar if your register by 8/4. Remember, be more prepared than the challenges you face both on and off the yoga mat.
Namaste brothers and sisters!
Engaged in the movement toward more functional fitness. Mama, entrepreneur, leader, mentor, and co-creator of Clubbell Yoga.
Co-Creator of Clubbell Yoga, Movement & Performance Specialist, Head Coach at RMAX International