Each day, Bikram Yoga Westshore's certified instructors vaporize stress with deep breaths, warm personalities, and 105 degrees of therapeutic heat. Every 90-minute class revolves around 26 Hatha poses designed by Bikram Choudhury, an award-winning yogi who has helped celebrities such as Raquel Welch and Shirley MacLaine develop lean, lithe physiques. In addition to fostering strength and balance, the poses raise pulses for 20–25 minutes for a cardio workout that builds stamina.
Heat melts tension in muscles, fostering deeper, safer stretches, and induces sweating, so that toxins flee faster than a gazelle on roller skates. Nonporous, hypoallergenic floors ward off germs to prevent sneezes, and optional towel service keeps students dry and comfortable. After class, yogis can retire to the showers for an extra dose of relaxation, or search the studio's boutique for a yoga mat or spare parts to fix a broken nirvana.