Sometimes our dreams are within reach, but more often, those dreams are on the highest of high shelves, beside the BB gun and the cupcakes "for tomorrow." Reach that shelf with today's Groupon: for $35, you get 10 yoga classes at Bikram Yoga Charleston, which has two locations in Charleston and Mt. Pleasant (a $120 value).
Recently constructed with 3,600 square feet of eco-friendly studio space, Bikram Yoga Charleston is the first and only certified Bikram yoga school in the Charleston area. All of the instructors are trained masters of Bikram yoga dedicated to teaching both eager novices and established yogis to stretch their muscles and muscle their stretches with the 26 postures, two breathing exercises, and four secret handshakes of the Bikram yoga school. Bikram is practiced within a heated room (generally 105 °F with 40% humidity) to promote cellular metabolism, detoxification, and muscular suppleness, which helps decrease the risk of injury. The postures and breathing exercises involved in Bikram are completed in a precise order to loosen joints, tissues, and muscles, relieving soreness and strengthening key areas of the body. Yoga veterans malleable as warm wax and neophytes unable to touch their toes may all be stimulated and challenged by Bikram yoga. Facility founder David Kiser uses the soothing, strengthening, and centering discipline to help control his painful physical symptoms of Tourette syndrome without the use of medication. Check out Bikram Yoga Charleston's schedule of 90-minute classes.
Bikram Yoga Charleston
Diagnosed with a disruptive neurological condition at age 10, studio founder David Kiser discovered Bikram yoga while he was seeking alternative treatments to help alleviate his chronic neck and back pain. After his first Bikram class in 2003, David noticed moderate relief of his symptoms, and after that day, he dedicated himself to continued practice, earning his teacher's certification three years later. David credits his pain relief to the two breathing exercises and 26 standing, seated, and hula-hooping postures of Bikram yoga, which promote healthy organ function by circulating freshly oxygenated blood throughout the entire body. During each class, instructors crank the practice space's temperature up to 105 degrees with 40% humidity to promote physical well-being. In the sultry atmosphere, students’ bodies safely sink into each stretch, flushing toxins out of freshly opened pores. Afterward, onsite showers and locker rooms allow students to recompose themselves while planning a class field trip to the nearest glacier for some postclass relief.