Like microwaveable math books or playing chess in a tanning bed, Bikram yoga works up a mind-expanding sweat. Stretch out bodies and brain space with today's Groupon: for $30, you get one month of unlimited classes at Bikram Yoga New Haven in downtown New Haven (a $65 value).
Bikram Yoga New Haven's 90-minute classes keep tendons lean and taut by taking participants through 26 poses of muscle-melting concentration and two breathing exercises, all performed in room set at 105 degrees Fahrenheit. With the thermostat cranked to a warm, humid, and detoxifying temperature, students narrow their focus to sweat out their toxins and forge new, flexible frontiers while maintaining rhythmic, deep relaxation breathing. Aside from empowering the mind, muscles, and soul, Bikram classes provide proven benefits, such as assisting in injury recovery, speeding tissue regeneration, and granting the power of wingless flight. First timers will benefit from coming with an empty stomach, plenty of water, and two towels, but yoga-mat rentals at every session mean clients don’t have to worry about forgetting theirs at home or weaving one out of packing peanuts (free for first class; additional fee for mat rental applies for following classes). Over 25 classes on the weekly schedule allow for flexibility that goes beyond bendy thigh muscles.
- It’s time to unplug the headphones, stretch out the long muscles that run from shoulder to toe, and breathe in the thick moisture rising from the torrent of your own perspiration. Grab a towel and a water bottle and get in on it. – Chris Gariepy, Yale Daily News
- I have been practicing here for over three years, almost daily, and feel that it has improved every aspect of my life. – vjr, Google Maps
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