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A Beginner's Guide to Yoga

Become your own yogi! We've got everything from poses, to pretty mats, to calorie-scorching workouts below. Ease into these routines and get tips for a leaner, limber you.

New to yoga? Try these basic yoga poses to get stronger and more flexible.

These chair-friendly yoga poses stretch tense muscles, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated—so your job stops being a pain in the neck. At least in the literal sense.

The benefits of yoga extend beyond a zen mind—the practice can also carve your core. Just ask Russell Case, a Sonima.com yoga expert and spokesperson for the Sonima Foundation.

Remember when younger-you wanted to quit school, run away, and join the circus? Good news: There's a way for you to live out that dream as an adult and get a great workout.

We've got 18 pairs of yoga pants that will have you hitting the gym (or, okay, everywhere you go this Sunday) in serious comfort. Sorry, denim.

If you're one of the 31 million Americans suffering from an aching back, consider yoga for back pain (in addition to seeing your doc).

It's not just the crazily contorted, gravity-defying poses than make yoga awesome. These 10 lesser-known jaw-dropping benefits of yoga make the ancient practice even better. Read on, yoginis.

There's nothing like getting bendy after a super-hectic week to help you find your zen again, and doing that yoga sesh solo is sometimes just what you need to achieve the ultimate let-go moment.

Why jump and pump through boot camp for a fierce physique when going low-impact in your living room will get you there?

Sure yoga is a stress buster. But it also packs serious perks for runners, like improving flexibility, easing aches and pains, and helping you recover from long runs and races faster.

Trim and sculpt with booty-popping power yoga.

Get bendy and say hello to a firm, lean body.

The ultimate routine to get you a lean, firm body. Yoga just went to a new level with this bootcamp hybrid.

A headstand gone wrong taught me what a poseur I'd been.

Ready to get your om on but not quite sure where to start? Whether your goal is to loosen and limber or tighten and tone, yoga can help you get there.

What's a nice girl like me doing in naked yoga class? Winning a bet — with myself.