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    Shape Magazine - 07/15/2013

    Master 3 Yoga Poses

    Yoga requires minimal equipment, provides stretching without stressing the joints, and can improve stress levels and posture, says Maureen K. Watkins, PT, DPT, assistant professor in the physical therapy department in the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University, Mass. “Individuals new to yoga should begin slowly, ideally with an experienced instructor so poses and postures can be corrected and not lead to injuries.”

    Many yoga studios offer free classes to new students. Look for experienced, certified instructors.