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Bikram’s hot yoga is a moving meditation—that is, a copyrighted series of 26 yoga postures and two breathing exercises performed over 90 minutes in a “hot room” (40% humidity, 40 degrees Celsius). Yoga postures are called asanas, breath control is called pranayama, and yoga practitioners are called yogis.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Mind-Body Transformations: Appearance and Yoga in the Hot Room

Bikram’s hot yoga is a moving meditation—that is, a copyrighted series of 26 yoga postures and two breathing exercises performed over 90 minutes in a “hot room” (40% humidity, 40 degrees Celsius). Yoga postures are called asanas, breath control is called pranayama, and yoga practitioners are called yogis.

 

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