If you think you’re not the yoga type, think again. Just about anyone can do it, and it’s not about bending yourself into a pretzel.
For men and women of all shapes, sizes, and abilities, yoga builds strength and balance. It’s also a great way to ease stress.
“In a gym, you’re really pushing yourself to go further when you’reworking out. In yoga, it’s the opposite. The poses encourage all the range of motion that the body is designed to do,” says Megan Dunne Krouse, a yoga instructor in Chicago.