The more flexible one becomes, the easier it is to Rockette-kick volleyballs into space and limbo past height restrictions on children’s carnival rides. Achieve premium pliancy with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get 10 Bikram yoga classes (up to $130 value) at Bikram Yoga Lincoln.
At Bikram Yoga Lincoln, flex-hungry humaniods can choose from several morning, evening, and weekend classes in Bikram–style yoga. Bikram yoga follows a set pattern of 26 limb-lithening yoga poses and two lung-limbering breathing exercises. Bikram is done in a heated room, a practice that encourages muscle stretching, intensifies workouts, and has roots in founder Bikram Choudhury’s first career as an incubator salesman. All classes last 90 minutes and provide challenging, sweat-inducing exercise for yogis of all levels, ages, and bendabilities. Though students are encouraged to bring their own, mat and towel rentals are available on site.
Part of yoga’s beauty lies in its adaptability. Whether performed by an experienced practitioner or a first-time student, the postures can be modified to become simpler or more complicated. For students looking for an added level of impact, another variable awaits: heat. During sessions at Body Yoga, instructors lead students of any age or ability level through a series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises in rooms infused with sultry waves of super-heated air. Deep breath work awakens the body with a refreshing jolt of oxygen before muscles, ligaments, and joints shed stress and stiffness. A final series of postures closes classes, as students push the limits of their concentration, patience, and flexibility.
Illuminated with natural light coursing in through a wall of large windows, Body Yoga’s studio is lined with a sweat-proof and antimicrobial Flotex floor. Guests are invited to converse with peers either before or after sessions in a community lounge, and enjoy a refreshing cool down in spacious steam showers.