Which Type of Yoga Is Best for You?

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Step 1: Find the right style

Studios, gyms, and rec centers now offer an estimated 800-plus styles of yoga to choose from, says Leigh Crews, a spokesperson with the American Council on Exercise.

Virtually any type of yoga improves strength, flexibility, and balance, explains John P. Porcari, PhD, director of the clinical exercise physiology program at the University of Wisconsin–LaCrosse. "The more intense styles can also help you shape up and trim down." The type of yoga that's best for you will depend on what your health goals are.

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