If you’re considering yoga to increase strength, improve flexibility and calm the mind, don’t just go for the first flyer somebody sticks on your windshield. From traditional styles to naked yoga and everything in between, there are so many spins on the ancient practice it’s often overwhelming for beginners to choose the right style.
Before you get started, yoga experts want you to consider your fitness level and medical conditions and what you’re looking for — if it’s a strictly vigorous workout or a more spiritual approach.
“Then go out and try some classes,” says San Francisco instructor Ariel Mihic. “Take some samplers to see which one suits you. It’s also important to try different teachers, because everyone has their own approach and personality, and you want it to be a good fit.” Continue reading >> OaklandTribune