Community centers, community colleges, the YMCA, local gyms and neighborhood yoga studios are sources for local yoga classes, according to White Bread. Various yoga online directories yield results for local yoga classes based on geographical request.
Benefits of practicing yoga include improved flexibility and increased muscle strength. Improved posture and balance are additional byproducts of yoga practice. It has also been linked with lower blood pressure, blood sugar and tension. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) reports that 9.5% of U.S. adults practiced yoga in 2012, based on study results. This accounts for more than 20 million Americans. The NICCIH found that more than 3 percent of U.S. children practiced yoga in 2012, as well.