While yoga has been around for roughly 5,000 years and finds its origins in India, its presence in the Western world is often deemed a trend among the Hollywood types and with organic food eaters. But in recent years, yoga has become much more widespread. There's a reason for that -- actually several reasons. Click through this gallery to learn about yoga's health benefits and why you might want to pick up the practice.
For a guide to beginner yoga moves, click here.