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Hot Yoga has Arrived in State College

This story was reported for StateCollege.com.

The worldwide phenomenon many people have yearned for has arrived in State College: Hot yoga. Bikram Hot Yoga State College is now offering classes as the exercise and fitness business heats up.

Edward Silver, one of the studio’s partners, says all the classes offered are for beginners. The program, called Bikram yoga, leads participants through 26 poses and two breathing exercises inside a studio heated to 105 degrees and 40 percent humidity for a total of 90 minutes.

“This amalgam of precise components relies on poses plucked from the world’s yoga repertoire and arranged into a sequence that progressively stretches the entire body,” Silver says. “The sweltering temperatures are meant to work in tandem with the poses to render limbs more pliable while encouraging sweat to ferry toxins out of the body.”

He estimates participants burn up to 1,000 calories in one hot yoga session.

Silver says countless individuals around the world who suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, obesity, anxiety and depression have benefited from Bikram yoga.

“Bikram yoga heals every cell in the body,” Silver says. “Every tissue and every organ is healed while boosting the immune system and increasing oxygen to every gland, cell and tissue.”

All of the instructors at Bikram Hot Yoga State College are certified by the “Yoga College of India,” which involves an extensive 700-hour course taught by four-time All-India National Yoga champion, Yogi Raj, Bikram Choudhury and his wife, five time All-India Yoga Champion Rajashree Choudhury.

Since its May opening, the studio has drawn about 30 participants each day. The capacity of the room is 70 people, although there are plans to eventually accommodate up to 100 customers.

There seems to be no shortage of yoga studios in State College but Silver says he isn’t worried about attracting business. The popularity of hot yoga has significantly increased over the past few years. Silver says there are certified Bikram instructors at more than 1,200 studios worldwide.

Bikram Hot Yoga State College is located at 312 W. Beaver Ave in the Palmerton building. A single class is $12, a one-month unlimited pass is $89, a 10-class pass is $100 and a one-year unlimited pass is $899. Classes are held Monday through Friday at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. The schedule will expand to accommodate the influx of Penn State students in the fall.

To learn more about the heat yoga studio, visit its website here.

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Jessica Tully

Jessica Tully is a first-year law student at Penn State's Dickinson School of Law. She graduated in May 2014 with degrees in journalism and political science.

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