Considering yoga as a new discipline can be intimidating, and can provoke some very real questions; do you need to be fit before you actually start to participate? What type of yoga is best for you and, of course, will it actually increase your fitness?
The answers are pretty much the same as with starting out at anything, go at your own pace, practice makes perfect and steer clear of any complicated yoga workshops until you feel super confident. There are lots of different types of yoga with varying focuses on control, muscular elasticity or meditative ability.
Most current yoga practices have a thorough grounding in their origin. Beginning in ancient India over 5000 years ago, yoga was, and still is, traditionally used as a way to encourage spiritual growth through the transcendence of the ego.