Which Type of Yoga Is Best for You?
Welcome to yoga
by Holly Pevzner
Finding a yoga class used to be simple. Your choices were few because, well, there weren't that many people looking to get their om on: In 2001, 4.3 million Americans were hitting the yoga mat; just over a decade later, that number has almost quadrupled to about 16.5 million.
Some of yoga's popularity has to do with its (well-deserved) reputation for being an excellent stress reliever. But a big part of yoga's popularity surge is it's just plain good exercise.
Want to take advantage of yoga's benefits? Read on for everything you need to know, whether you're a first timer or a regular looking to take your poses to a whole new level.
Additional reporting by Leslie Barrie and Rozalynn S. Frazier.
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