09/30/2013 12:52 pm ET Updated Dec 01, 2016

Om-ing in on the Best Hotels for Yoga

Because September is National Yoga Awareness Month -- a designation created by the Department of Health and Human Services -- hotels are offering up deals to help first-time yoga practitioners get their downward dog just right.

We at, have posted a custom guide of introductory yoga deals designed to help newbies get on the mat.

The benefits of yoga, from developing mental clarity to strengthening core muscles, are undeniable. And hotels are inviting guests to yoga classes in very creative ways. Whether comparing your landlocked dolphin pose to the real thing -- next to an underwater observation area -- or breathing deeply on a rooftop deck with breathtaking views, a session on the mat is sure to enhance most any trip.

Hotels deals for first-time yoga practitioners for National Yoga Awareness Month

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