From Napoleon's great crab walk through Europe to J. Robert Oppenheimer's discovery of nuclear fission by kissing his own elbow, victory has always gone to the most flexible. Overpower enemies with today's Groupon: for $25, you get 10 Bikram yoga classes at Bikram Yoga College of India in Costa Mesa (up to a $160 value).
Designed for all ages and skill levels, each of Bikram Yoga’s classes last 90 minutes in an intensely heated room, guiding customers through 26 challenging yoga postures that target specific muscles and ligaments while practicing two breathing techniques. Higher temperatures encourage a superior workout by burning fat, reducing injury, flushing out toxins, and melting away stress like a stick of butter thrown into a flaming garbage can. The studio recommends thoroughly hydrating before each class, wearing light clothing, and refraining from eating a heavy meal 2–3 hours beforehand. Check out the schedule for daily class times.
Though Bikram Yoga College of India sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Bikram Yoga College of India
Studio founder Patrice Simon established the Bikram Yoga College of India "to nourish the soul as well as the body," a mission reflected in the studio's noncompetitive environment, highly trained instructors, and deliberately designed practice space. Each of the studio's certified instructors studied Bikram at the feet of the style's eponymous guru Bikram Choudhury, where they learned to master the athletic Bikram style, and to shepherd students of all skill levels through Bikram's 90-minute, unchanging 26-pose regimen. During each of the seated, lying, and standing poses, instructors assist students by supplying modifications to accommodate inexperience, injury, and pregnancy. Every posture methodically pushes oxygen-rich blood throughout the entire body, encouraging healthy organ function and building muscle tone. A pair of mindful breathing exercises helps students maintain focus amid the practice space's sultry temperatures of up to 105 degrees, a sweat-inducing environment that allows attendees to safely push each stretch further while perspiring away any toxins that fail the body's citizenship test.