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16/05/2014 09:54 BST | Updated 07/03/2017 16:05 GMT

Yoga For Beginners: The Poses You Need To Get Started

All the celebs are at it, so are some of your mates, but you....well, you just don't know quite where to start.

Of course we're talking about yoga, the ancient spiritual practice that's taking over gyms around the UK.

Yoga has become increasingly popular over the past decade - there are believed to be between 300,000 to 460,000 yogis currently practicing in the UK alone, and with good reason.

The health benefits linked to yoga are plentiful - not only will yoga strengthen the body physically, it will also calm the mind helping to improve your overall health and wellbeing.

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Yoga is thought to ease the pain in stiff joints of arthritis sufferers,reduce anxiety and depression in expectant mothers and even give women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer a much better quality of life by helping them to better control of stress hormones.

And yoga isn't all about slow breathing and saying 'ummmm' these days no no, there are many different types of yoga class available today, from Hot Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, Voga and Bikram so you're sure to find something to suit you.

There really doesn't seem any reason not to take up yoga - but going to your first class can be a little intimidating.

With this in mind we've teamed up with Yogaat.com to give novice yogis some poses to practice at home and get you feeling confident if you're considering trying a class for the first time.