Studies show that remaining upside down for long periods of time teaches your legs to think and your mind to wander until it reaches enlightenment. Harmonize mind and matter with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get one month of unlimited classes at Bikram Yoga Grand Central (up to a $180 value).
Bikram Yoga Grand Central's Bikram-certified instructors, including Joseph Encinia, 2010 National Champion of the Bishnu Ghosh Cup, and NY State Yoga Competitive Champion Kyoko Katsura, limber student limbs through seven days a week of beginner classes. Bikram entails a series of 26 asanas, or poses, always practiced in the same order in a room heated to about 105 degrees. As yogis flow through the postures, their muscles, joints, and stubborn mustache knots loosen up while well-oxygenated blood gambols throughout the body. Fusing cardio and strength training, the 90-minute classes afford an excellent workout accessible to weekend warriors, morning mercenaries, and evening peacekeepers.
Bikram Yoga Grand Central's 1,200-square-foot studio boasts P.E.M. yoga flooring that fights bacteria by refusing moisture an entry visa, meaning that yoga classes remain fresh, clean, and odor-free. A terrace attached to the studio is a welcome place to cool off after class, chat with new friends, and plot ways of using yoga to slip through ATM slots. Mats ($5) and towels ($1) are always standing by for easy rental.
Bikram Yoga Grand Central
Bikram Yoga Grand Central's Bikram-certified instructors preside over three to six classes each day inside an eco-friendly, 1,200-square-foot studio in Midtown. During the detoxifying yoga sessions, thermostats climb to a sultry 105 degrees in order to limber limbs for 26 different poses. As Half Moon poses loosen obliques and Cobra poses arch backs, a poly-extruded floor accelerates evaporation to keep the space dry and bacteria-free, preventing yogis from having to don uncomfortable hazmat suits during class. Changing rooms and showers help students to smoothly transition between the studio's balmy domain and their next engagements. An expansive, wind-kissed terrace and panoramic windows gird a foyer equipped with Flotex flooring that boasts antimicrobial and waterproof properties.