When you first try yoga, it will be hard to bend because your mind is telling your body to stop. So you will likely find it difficult and will get confused as to whether or not you are doing it right. Don’t worry because nobody masters yoga on their first try. Just like nobody masters mediation, running or even lifting weights on their first try either. It takes months and years of practice before you can really advance in yoga. However, yoga itself is a never ending practice that you will keep working on for the rest of your life. The book will first define what yoga is exactly and then go over the various types of yoga. There are physical and spiritual forms of yoga, which cater to both your mental and physical well being. Once you learn about them and the benefits they will have in your life, then you can learn about how to actually perform the postures and movements of yoga. Just remember to take it slow and not overdue it, especially if you are out of shape and have never done yoga before. Depending on your health status, you could end up hurting yourself if you twist your body the wrong way. That is why beginners are better off going to a group environment, like a gym class, to perform yoga and learn it. Then after you get more experienced and know your body can handle it, you can practice the poses and movements in the comfort of your own home.