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Michael Pintar, a fixed income and currency portfolio manager at Cura Capital Management LLC, talks about practicing Bikram Yoga and how it affects his life. Pintar spoke with Bloomberg's Lydia Winkler at Bikram Yoga NYC in New York. (Source: Bloomberg)

Mass yoga in Times Square. On Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 yoga enthusiasts celebrated the longest day of the year with an all day yoga fest. Attendees were challenged to find tranquility and transcendence in the midst of the world's most commercial and frenetic place, Times Square, New York City, New York.

Times Square Alliance's "Solstice in Times Square" event website:
www.timessquarenyc.org/about_us/events_solstice.html

Patrick Lynch, Bikram Yoga NYC - instructor bio:
www.timessquarenyc.org/about_us/events_solstice_instructors.html

Reuters: Hundreds of people practice Bikram Yoga in the middle of New York's Times Square to celebrate the Summer Solstice. Gemma Haines reports.

Thousands of people took part in a series of free yoga classes in New York's Times Square on Tuesday, to mark the summer solstice. The event was intended as a summer counterpart to Times Square's traditional New Year's Eve celebrations.

Times Square Alliance's "Solstice in Times Square" event website:
www.timessquarenyc.org/about_us/events_solstice.html

Patrick Lynch, Bikram Yoga NYC - instructor bio:
www.timessquarenyc.org/about_us/events_solstice_instructors.html

Yoga enthusiasts filled part of New York's Times Square as they took part in a large exercise class that organizers called "Mind over Madness".

Times Square Alliance's "Solstice in Times Square" event website:
www.timessquarenyc.org/about_us/events_solstice.html

Patrick Lynch, Bikram Yoga NYC - instructor bio:
www.timessquarenyc.org/about_us/events_solstice_instructors.html

Bikram Yoga University Village would like to thank everyone that attended the grand opening on January 3rd! Bikram Yoga University Village, 36869 Cook Street, Palm Desert, CA.

The Today Show's Jenna Wolf filed a report on the nations "Cult Like" following of Bikram Yoga. Bikram Choudhury and was interviewed for the segment. Bikram Yoga NYC co-owner Jen Lobo was interviewed also from Bikram Yoga NYC's Upper East Side location.

Yoga, meditation and deep breathing have been shown to build flexibility, increase memory retention and improve focus. For people willing to explore the wide range of yoga classes available, a hot yoga studio, Bikram Yoga Chicago recently opened a new location, 47 W. Polk St. Classes take place in 105 degree rooms and students move through a series of 26 poses. The Chronicle's Assistant Health & Fitness Editor, Katy Nielsen, takes you inside.

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