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You have probably heard of yoga but do you know about Bikram yoga? Bikram Choudhury is the founder of Bikram Yoga, one of the most popular forms of hot yoga.

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The teacher wants me to make a Japanese ham sandwich. To my knowledge, I’ve never seen a Japanese ham sandwich, but as I understand it, I’m to stand bent with my face to my shins and chest to my thighs in perfect vertical union—I am the sandwich.

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The parking lot outside my health club is, as always, dog eat dog, and by the time I find a spot, I’m sure I’ve lost out on prime classroom positioning. I may end up next to the Grunter, which would, I have to say, harsh my mellow. But in the spirit of the yogic tradition I choose not to view my exasperated state as a negative thing. Instead, I congratulate myself for my good judgment in getting to this yoga class on a Sunday morning at the godless hour of 9:15.

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evolationyoga

Attending your first hot yoga class can be a bit daunting. I still remember my first class at evolation Tampa…. I had no idea what to expect and I showed up in a totally-inappropriate-for-hot- yoga outfit, no water, and no towel. I spent most of my first class confused and uncomfortable… but fell in love with the practice anyway.

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Hot yoga uses traditional yoga poses in a specially designed studio heated to minimum of 105 degrees Fahrenheit and kept at 40 per cent humidity throughout the 90-minute class. The practice consists of a specific series of 26 traditional hatha yoga poses. Hot yoga founder Bikram Choudhury believes that that practicing yoga in a heated room helps to ease muscles and prevent injury when stretching.

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For more information on Bikram Yoga
www.bikramyoga.com
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ZICO is loaded with 5 electrolytes: sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus.
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All you need to know about yoga and more
www.yogajournal.com
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Yogitoes is "The ultimate yoga towel." If you're doing Bikram - It's a must!!
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USA Yoga Federation-Asana Championships
www.usayoga.org