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Indonesian yoga lovers head to the roof for downward dog

1:30pm EDT - 01:24

A yoga group in Indonesia gathers on a skyscraper's rooftop to give them a new perspective on their workout. Diane Hodges reports.

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As the sun rises over the top of this Jakarta hotel, it lights up an unusual sight.... A yoga class, gathered on the hotel's helipad, for their morning workout. The group meets once a month, on the roof of the Grand Sahid Jaya hotel. Participant Merlinda Jusak says the setting makes it easier to open up her body, and mind. (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) HELIPAD YOGA ATTENDEE, 40, MERLINDA JUSAK, SAYING: "When we do yoga outdoors, we get a fresh view. It's different from being in the office or the gym where we are trapped in a area that is closed in by walls. And the air is fresh outdoors." The 50 members of the class pay only 100-thousand Indonesian rupiah, or about seven U.S. dollars. It includes yoga veterans, as well as newcomers, such as Rudiantho Simanjuntak. SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) HELIPAD YOGA ATTENDEE, 48, RUDIANTHO SIMANJUNTAK, SAYING: "It is good. I'd never tried yoga before, so I felt stiff and found it hard to keep up. But now I feel really good." Yoga camps are one of the most popular destinations for tourists traveling to the resort island of Bali. But yoga is also very popular with local residents, as well. Members of the class say reaching for the sky is easier when they're a little closer to it.

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Indonesian yoga lovers head to the roof for downward dog

1:30pm EDT - 01:24