Did you know that yoga has been around for more than 5,000 years? Yoga is described as a series of physical, mental, and spiritual practices, and has become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly with the female population. But men can benefit from yoga just as much as women, and male celebrities such as Bon Jovi and Matthew McConaughey have been spotted practicing yoga.In addition to burning calories, yoga is a mental exercise that can help reduce stress and increase flexibility. Some types of yoga are more fast-paced and burn more calories, while others focus on breathing techniques and meditation. People who practice yoga on a regular basis usually notice a difference in their overall stress level, and some may even lower their blood pressure or lose weight.While yoga classes are available in pretty much any town nowadays, there are also hundreds of free videos on YouTube that will guide you through a yoga class from the comfort of your home – all you need is a yoga mat, which will cost about $15. Dress in loose, stretchy clothes as you will be bending and stretching throughout the class.Be sure to try a beginner class if you’re new to yoga, and be gentle on your body; overstretching can lead to pulled muscles. Before you begin any exercise program, talk to your doctor first. Namaste!