Yoga is the oldest self-improvement system in the world. It originated in India thousands of years ago as a way to revitalize the body, mind and spirit and to ease the path to enlightenment.
What to expect?
Yoga by its very nature is challenging, yet it is not a contest or a race. Doing yoga correctly means paying attention to your breath and your body on the inside. You'll benefit from class by your effort no matter how flexible or strong you are or aren't. Don't worry about what the person next to you is doing. As long as you are feeling the posture, and you can maintain a smooth breath, you are practicing correctly.
Please don't push yourself too hard, especially in the beginning. Your yoga practice should not cause you pain. Yoga is a lifelong practice, and there is no need to be in a rush. This practice encourages you to begin slowly, practice regularly, breathe deeply, pay attention and build on the small, gradual changes you observe as you progress. We recommend that you practice three times a week in order to see some change and benefit.
If you've never tried yoga, an easy way to start would be chair yoga. In this video, Amber demonstrates how you can do a simple half-hour chair yoga session.