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Kali Gawinski

Research study seeking volunteers new to yoga

Kali Gawinski is fit, but was surprised how much of a workout yoga is.

The MHK candidate is looking for participants in a study of the physiological benefits provided by practising yoga, which involves specialized breathing techniques, physical exercises and postures, and meditation.

“We’re comparing hot yoga to regular yoga, trying to determine whether they provide physical benefits on a par with more traditional forms of exercise,” says Gawinski. “Does yoga impact cardio-vascular fitness?”

In preparing for her research this spring, she decided to try yoga herself.