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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 428427, 13 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/428427
Review Article

The Effects of Bikram Yoga on Health: Critical Review and Clinical Trial Recommendations

1School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University, Campbelltown Campus, Campbelltown, NSW 2560, Australia
2The National Institute of Complementary Medicine, Western Sydney University, Campbelltown Campus, Campbelltown, NSW 2560, Australia
3University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise, University of Canberra, Bruce, ACT 2617, Australia

Received 30 July 2015; Revised 8 September 2015; Accepted 9 September 2015

Academic Editor: Hirofumi Tanaka

Copyright © 2015 Zoe L. Hewett et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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