https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23731601-100-no-sweat-is-yoga-a-proper-workout/

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Namaste! It’s famous for its downward dogs and sun salutations, and each year more and more of us are doing yoga – over 37 million people practiced it in some form or other in the US in 2016 (see diagram ). But is there any evidence for the benefits claimed for body and mind? Read More: Yoga And Meditation Work Better If You Have A Brain Zap Too. Science is starting to catch up. Much recent research has focused on Bikram yoga, a series of 26 poses with breathing exercises performed in sequence for 90 minutes in a humid room heated to 40°C. Physically, it’s probably not the biggest bang you can get for your buck. While a regular session can improve muscle strength, there is no effect on ... Full story

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