A Simple Guide to the Most Common Yoga Styles

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More people in the West are practicing yoga than ever before. Doctors are prescribing it, scientists are endorsing it, and some insurance plans are even covering it.

But where can you start? It seems as though there are as many styles of yoga as there are leaves on a tree. Depending on the city you live in, there may be a yoga studio on every corner. And what about ordering a DVD online? How do you narrow that search down?

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10 Yoga Myths Dispelled

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With its rise in popularity, there are many myths circulating around the world of yoga. Don’t let these ill-founded misconceptions stop you from trying this ancient, healing practice and reaping its benefits.

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Yin Yoga: How to Try it at Home

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What yin yoga teaches you is that changes in your body (strength, flexibility, etc.) from regular practice will come not from forceful power, but through the strength of allowing, acceptance, and surrender. Here are a few yin yoga poses you can try at home.

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15-Minute Warming Yoga Sequence for Winter

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Winter weather can leave you more susceptible to lethargy, restlessness, and depression—all signs that your body needs to get up and moving. Here is an energizing yoga sequence to get your blood pumping this winter season.

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