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Beginner Tips Every Wannabe Yogi Should Know

By , Melissa Rudy, Health & Fitness Journalist
Considering stretching out of your comfort zone and trying a yoga class for the first time? This ancient practice has the power to strengthen your body, melt away stress and invigorate your spirit.

One of the best things about yoga is that people of all fitness levels can participate--whether you're a seasoned athlete who needs to enhance your flexibility or you've never exercised a day in your life, there's a place on the mat for you.

That said, a little knowledge goes a long way toward a successful session. Before you strike a pose, check out our cheat sheet. Learn it, print the graphic and pass it on to anyone else who's ready to break onto the yoga scene.

Print this graphic to have a quick reference on hand before your first yoga class.