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Bikram yoga

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɪkram
 
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Definition of Bikram yoga in English:

noun

[mass noun] trademark
A type of hatha yoga characterized by a set series of postures and breathing exercises, performed in a room heated to a very high temperature.
Example sentences
  • Several thousand instructors nationwide are certified to teach Bikram yoga.
  • Of course, Bikram yoga isn't the only popular practice right now.
  • I practise Bikram yoga and visit a spa for a manicure, pedicure, waxing and a facial.

Origin

1980s: named after the Indian yoga teacher Bikram Choudhury (b. 1946), who developed it.

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