Congratulations on beginning your yoga practice! If it's available to you where you live, you may want to try an Ashtanga level 1 class. This is an athletic, fast-paced style of yoga in which the same postures are repeated in the same order every class. Other class types that you may see that are based on the Ashtanga series are called "vinyasa flow" ("vinyasa" means "movement connected to breath") and "power yoga." In vinyasa flow or power styles you will have many of the same postures but depending on the level of the class may have more advanced poses included and the order may be different. Transitions between postures involve a series of connected poses which quickly build upper body strength. You'll be surprised how strong you are after just a few weeks!
There are some great, free educational resources for new yogis on the Yoga Journal website www.yogajournal.com, including on line videos. You can also search YouTube for your favorite instructor (for example Tara Stiles has some excellent free classes that she has posted.)
For a new yogi, taking a class at least once per week is essential. A good teacher will help you find balance and ease in your postures, encourage you to work at your own pace, and correct your form when needed to prevent injury.
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