Yoga 101: How to get started

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Yoga changed everything for Gina Lee - now, she teaches beginners at her studio in Bay Shore.

According to Lee, yoga is a mind body system of practices designed to balance your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.

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"A lot of people think yoga is just breathing and stretching. And some forms of it are, but a lot of the forms that are available today are very strength building and you're going to sweat," says Lee.

If you want to take a yoga class, bring a towel, some water, and a mat. If you have to eat beforehand, keep it light. If you're pregnant or have injuries check with your doctor.

Choose a beginners class and stay in it as long as you need to. It's OK to go slow.


Stephanie Rose's Facebook Live on how to get started in yoga.

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