3 simple strategies to get the most from your yoga class

Choose your classes and instructors carefully to make sure you get the best experience.

It's no surprise that yoga is becoming increasingly popular. Research has shown not only that it's a good form of exercise, but also that it can reduce body aches and pains, specifically in the neck and lower back. Still, not all yoga classes are created equal. There are different types of yoga and different levels of difficulty, not to mention variations from one instructor or studio to another.

This means that some classes may be better than others for your unique health needs or fitness level. Below is a quick guide to help you find the best fit to make the most of your yoga class.

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