About the course
Many people think of yoga as a gentle activity—and some styles are—but to reap yoga’s many benefits, you’ve got to learn to do it right. Yoga has a reputation for making muscles more flexible. And it does, but lots of poses are also good for strengthening and toning muscles because they require you to hold up or balance your own body weight with your arms and/or legs. Since one of the first steps you learn in yoga is how to properly contract your deep abdominals, you gain plenty of strength and stability around your abs, too. One key to promoting this sense of inner peace is the breathing you do in yoga. With yoga, you develop a better awareness of bodily sensations—for example, recognizing when your breathing is calm and focused versus forced and choppy—and also an awareness of what’s going on in your head. This online series covers Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Yoga techniques.