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Hot Yoga

Are you yearning for a break from the cold weather? How about trying hot yoga? Also know as Bikram, this aptly named yoga was developed and founded by Bikram Choudhury in India over thirty-years ago. Each 90-minute session consists of a series of 26 different poses, including two breathing exercises. Studios are heated to approximately 105- degrees with humidity levels of about 40%. This beginner’s yoga, which includes postures such as Balancing Stick Pose (Tuladandasana), Corpse Pose (Shvasana) and Camel Pose (Ustrasana), is designed for all fitness levels and body types.  Yoga enthusists boast weight loss, relaxation and increased energy among the benefits.  According to fitness specialists the average person can burn between 650-1200 calories per session depending of his or her size and fitness level.  It might not be a vacation to the Bahamas, but an hour and a half of Bikram Yoga will leave you both toasty warm and swimsuit ready. Studios in the area include The Sweat Box, Bikram Yoga Seattle and Bikram Yoga Bellevue.