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PORTLAND One of the Star Wars franchise s most beloved characters has inspired a Portland man to create a whole new kind of workout.

Just off Northeast Alberta Street is where you ll find Bryan Miller teaching Yoda and other Star Wars inspired yoga classes.

The classes started as a joke, but Miller discovered that philosophically, yoga and Yoda are not so different.

Miller uncovered an Internet site suggesting various forces be with you poses and took it from there.

Some of them are really funny but they re not really stretches so I just got my gears working. How would I do Star Wars yoga and really be true to yoga? Miller said.

In his 90-minute men s only class, Miller hopes his Star Wars hook will get young men on the path to wellness.

Yoda fits so well into this mind-body connection, he said.

KGW reporter Reggie Aqui contributed to this report.

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