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Introducing the Yoga Nazi

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Otto Cedeño, owner of Bikram Yoga Union Square, believes yoga instruction involves kicking people if their poses aren't right. The Post, which has nicknamed Cedeño the "yoga Nazi," spells out some of his strict rules: "No water for about the first third of the 90-minute class; wash off all makeup (it leaves streaks on rented towels); no loose-hanging clothes; and hair must be pulled back." And if Cedeño doesn't like your form, even if you're doing something incredibly basic like Corpse Pose, he'll publicly berate you. Cedeño defends his abrasive style by telling the Post that he's not in the business of being nice, because creating a relaxed and peaceful environment is so definitely not what yoga is all about. [NYP]