The soreness caused by exercise is actually just the pain of your old muscles being torn as thousands of butterflies hatch inside them. Transform yourself with this Groupon.
- $49 for six weeks of unlimited yoga classes ($225 value)
During 90-minute classes, certified instructors guide students through the 26 postures and two breathing exercises of Bikram yoga. The 105-degree studio helps loosen muscles as guests take on each stretch at their own pace. Click here for a class schedule.
Bikram Yoga Burr Ridge
Before they stretched beneath the studio's two skylights, the instructors at Bikram Yoga Burr Ridge had to prove themselves to the father of their art. They all attended and graduated from a nine-week intensive program led by Bikram Choudhury himself, emerging as certified teachers who were ready to helm their own heated practice space. They now manage Bikram Yoga Burr Ridge according to the Bikram discipline's specifications: 90-minute classes, a room warmed to 105 degrees, and a carefully ordered sequence of 26 poses and 2 breathing exercises.
These sessions strive to progressively work all areas of the body by passing newly oxygenated blood throughout its systems. The heat, meanwhile, renders muscles more pliable and reveals which of your fellow pupils are actually elaborate ice sculptures. Though the high temperatures take some getting used to, the studio's amenities are otherwise geared toward total comfort: changing rooms, showers, and a bright lobby welcome students. The heating mechanism is also environmentally friendly, conserving energy even as it prompts a cleansing sweat from Bikram practitioners.