If you consider yourself at all part of the self-help community, you’re probably very familiar with the trending conversations about meditation and how it can be a powerful tool in achieving long sought-after goals of success in personal and business relationships as well as overall contentedness.
However, if you’re a man (or someone who loves a man), you’re probably also familiar with the buzz surrounding new age spirituality, meditation, and masculinity. Is inner-work an inherently feminine practice? For those of you familiar with the history of popular self-help practices like meditation, you already know that the answer is an absolute “NO!” But as meditation gains popularity in the Western world and North America, largely with the help of celebrity gurus like Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra, it seems to only be reaching their female audiences.
Meditation is a great tool for regular Joes, too, so why aren’t guys picking it up faster and in greater numbers?
According to yoga-instructor Quentin Vennie, it’s because a lot of men just want a tool they can use in their real lives. They want teachers to speak to them in direct, no-nonsense language that they understand, and the messages they’re currently seeing are in most part directed toward women and lend themselves more to being touchy-feely rather than practical.
So I collaborated with Quentin to create a set of three meditation videos that cover common issues that a lot of men struggle with in their daily lives – vulnerability, anger, and control.
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Rebekah “Bex” Borucki, founder of BEXLIFE™ and the BLISSED IN™ wellness movement, is a mother-of-four (with her fifth on the way), TV host, fitness and yoga instructor, popular YouTuber, and backyard farmer raising backyard chickens, miniature goats, and her own organic garden.
Check out my entire You Have 4 Minutes for Meditation series of short meditations for beginners by clicking here.