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Are you a bro who likes stretching¬†but fears accidentally farting in front of a beautiful lady? Have you considered¬†Broga? Yep, it's yoga‚ÄĒfor bros.¬†Because even though plenty of men practice yoga, sometimes a guy¬†just needs a safe space to get his crane pose on.

Broga has been around for a while‚ÄĒthe man behind the trademarked¬†concept, Martha's Vineyard yoga instructor Robert Sidoti, taught his first class in 2009, according to Reuters. But the dude-focused activity appears to gradually be gaining devotees, Reuters reports, thanks to some 200 trained instructors in 22 states, online classes,¬†and encouragement from bros who've tried it.

What is the point of¬†Broga, you ask? To inspire¬†men who "crave the benefits of yoga, but recoil at sharing the experience with a room full of women," as¬†Reuters puts it. Yes, it's yoga in the vein¬†of brogurt, murses, and manscaping‚ÄĒa bro-sanctioned twist on an activity that some perceive as feminine. A twist that allows men to bend and pose¬†free from the ever-penetrating female gaze‚ÄĒand free from¬†spiritual teachings.

Don‚Äôt get me wrong. Even as a woman, I understand of the turn-offs of yoga‚ÄĒthe outfits, the occasional pretense, the presence of others while in a vulnerable physical situation.


But yoga classes are also supposed to be a judgment-free zone.¬†And they've¬†worked for plenty of¬†guys who just want to stretch some shit out. So listen,¬†men‚ÄĒfeeling less-than-confident physically doesn‚Äôt mean you need to inject testosterone into your workout.¬†Come and join the rest of us in our downward facing dogs.¬†Come at us, bro!