5 Nov 2013

MOGA: YOGA IN SUPPORT OF MO BROS


The tradition of Movember began ten years ago in the land down under with 30 Mo Bros trying to raise awareness for men's health issues in Australia. The community has since grown to a worldwide movement and the power of the mustache is changing the face of men's health with over 1.1 million registered Mo's and $146.6 million raised in 2012.

Prairie Yogi is proud to to be a part of the movement to create an even bigger year in 2013, where we raise not only money across the prairies but also awareness for how to prevent men's health issues with the Move initiative (watch the video below for more info).


Physical activity is the best way to prevent health issues and increase mental health among men. The best way to prevent cancer, stress, and anxiety in is through daily exercise, and we want to inspire the men out there to get on the mat and get moving for their health.

We are teaming up with our friends at lululemon athletica polo park and Yoga Public to build and support our community with a series of MOGA karma yoga classes. Join us at these donation based yoga classes where all levels of yogi are welcome.

Come out to support the men in your life and bring the boys with you: your dad, your brother, and your main squeeze could all use some good stretches and deep breaths for a great cause.

MOGA EVENTS

November 6th (kick off) - 6pm @ The Metropolitan Event Centre
November 13th - 8:30pm to 9:45 Hot Yin @ Yoga Public
November 20th - 8:30pm to 9:45 Hot Yin @ Yoga Public
November 27th (wind-up)- 8pm - 9pm @ Manitoba Hydro Place
This last class is a wrap up class! 
Join us at this celebration of the stache! We'll be serving Prairie Yogi tea and treats, and there will be a moustache photo booth along with great give-aways. Sign up for the wrap up class here.

On top of these four MOGA nights, 100% of the Karma donations collected from Yoga Public's karma classes this month will go to the Movember charity foundation in support of men's health in Canada.

From the Movember Canada Website:
New research is showing that sitting and inactivity are linked to increased risks of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and depression. Our bodies are designed to move; when we sit for extended periods it causes your body to shut down at the metabolic level. When your muscles (especially certain leg muscles) aren't moving, your circulation slows, using less of your blood sugar and burning less fat.


- In 2013, more deaths will be attributed to physical inactivity (5.3 million) than smoking (5 million).* 
- Men who sit more than six hours a day have an 18% increased risk of dying from diabetes compared with someone who sits for three hours or less a day
- Today's 10 year olds are the first generation to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.*

THIS is why we have to take action and get our Mo's moving!

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