Star athletes thrive during the peak of heated competition, which is why most Stanley Cups are held in volcanoes. Stretch the limits of your limbs with today's Groupon: for $20, you get five Bikram yoga classes at Bikram Yoga Edmonton (an $80 value), valid at the locations in Old Strathcona and on 124 Street NW in Edmonton.
In a heated studio, Bikram Yoga Edmonton's certified yoga instructors twist limbs through pose sequences during classes scheduled seven days a week. For 90 minutes, bodies bend to 26 asana postures that stretch muscles while increasing circulation and untangling students from internal toxins and life's booby traps. The yoga studio blankets students in air heated to 40.5 degrees Celsius as they tone and shape legs during the eagle pose, twist into a half-moon formation to bolster body cores, and control breathing with pranayama techniques taught by the studios' expert yogi profs, each of whom boast 500 hours of training and certification by yoga master Bikram Choudhury. Each sweat-producing class helps abate conditions such as high blood pressure, chronic back pain, and being chased by snowmen.
After class, students are welcome to strap on snorkels and head over to shower facilities to rinse off. Yogis should dress light, arrive 15 minutes early, and refrain from eating one to three hours before class. Recommended materials include two large towels, a yoga mat, and a bottle of water; towels are available for rental and mats are available to purchase or rent.
bē HOT YOGA
At bē HOT YOGA, yogis of all levels practice poses designed to pump fresh oxygen through the body. To build strength and flexibility, poses are taught in a progressive sequence. In addition to complementing the poses, two deep-breathing techniques melt stress by purging mental clutter. Balmy temperatures infuse the practice space in some sessions, promoting litheness and drawing toxins to the skin’s surface. Impurities can then exit through beads of sweat, making the body feel energized and refreshed.