Like the alphabet, Bikram yoga is composed of 26 parts, can be difficult to do backwards, and is best practiced to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Alphabetize your asanas with today's Groupon: for $59, you get one month of unlimited yoga at Bikram Yoga La Cañada (a $165 value).
Bikram Yoga La Cañada's experienced teachers adhere to a purist Bikram practice as they guide benders of all abilities through 26 postures. Heated to about 105 degrees Fahrenheit, the piping-hot studio promotes sweating and warms muscles as claylike tummies are fired into ceramic six-packs. Each 90-minute session flows through the same sequence, allowing students to measure their progress from class to class and astound newcomers with their prescient predictions of what will happen next. Unlike more narrowly focused workout regimens, Bikram practice imparts benefits to every part of the body, from the lowliest ligament to the prime minister of the vascular system.
Bikram Yoga La Cañada provides men's and women's showers and changing facilities but encourages students to tote their own towels, mats, and water bottles. Consult the class schedule for a calendar of upcoming sessions.
Bikram Yoga La Cañada
In February of 1999, Rose Malmberg, owner of Bikram Yoga La Cañada, woke up without back pain for the first time in years. The day before, she had taken her first Bikram-yoga class in an effort to alleviate a number of back problems, including the results of a car accident years before. From that day forward, Rose devoted herself to Bikram yoga, and experienced full relief of her painful symptoms. After years of taking classes, she achieved Bikram teacher certification, and eventually bought her own studio to share the practice that had helped her heal. Bikram Yoga La Cañada, set against a mountainous backdrop, draws students into its carpeted confines for 90-minute classes heated to 105 degrees. Bikram postures build on each other in a carefully arranged series to work muscles all over the body in addition to the cardiovascular system, allowing practitioners the lung capacity required to help a centenarian tortoise extinguish his birthday candles.