Whether you are looking to have a calm moment in your life, reduce stress or improve your flexibility, Yoga is a great practice to take up on. The latest Yoga in America study shows that 20.4 million Americans practice yoga, compared to 15.8 million from the previous 2008 study, an increase of 29 percent. In addition, practitioners spend $10.3 billion a year on yoga classes and products, including equipment, clothing, vacations and media. The previous estimate from the 2008 study was $5.7 billion. Whether your aim is to be a adept or even guru one day or not, starting the journey of a yogini is a choice you'll forever be thankful for. To start, you can either join a class or practice a few Yoga poses at home. Either way, knowing common, beginner friendly Yoga poses and postures will serve you well.