There are a ton of books, DVDs and websites that show you, step-by-step how to perform yoga poses, and they can do that much better than I can. Just search “yoga poses” to find a bunch of them. In this post though, I just want to focus on the overall benefits of yoga. First though and this is very important…if you have a health condition of any kind, check with your doctor before starting any kind of exercise program, including yoga!
The word yoga is the Sanskrit word for breath and also the word for life. Yoga is the combination of breath and movement practiced in such a way that the movement follows your breath. Yoga has been around for about 5000 years and each day people around the world practice some form of it. In the west the most common form is Hatha Yoga, a gentle and relaxing type of yoga, but there are other types, including Iyengar, Kundalini, Vinyasa, and Bikram, or Hot Yoga which is practiced in a sauna-like setting. Follow this link for more information: https://www.realsimple.com/health/fitness-exercise