Bikram yoga

[ bik-ram yoh-guh ]
/ ˈbɪk ræm ˈyoʊ gə /
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the proprietary name of a set program of yoga performed in a room heated to 105°F (40.56°C), consisting of 26 poses and 2 breathing exercises done in a prescribed order for 90 minutes: Bikram yoga is a specific type of hot yoga.



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Origin of Bikram yoga

First recorded in 1975–80; named after Bikram Choudhury (born 1944), Indian-born U.S. yoga instructor
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Bikram yoga
/ (ˈbɪkrɑːm) /


a form of yoga in which traditional exercises are performed at high temperature and humidityAlso called: hot yoga

Word Origin for Bikram yoga

C20: named after Bikram Choudhury (born 1946), Indian-born US yoga instructor
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