From Napoleon's great crab walk through Europe to J. Robert Oppenheimer's discovery of nuclear fission by kissing his own elbow, victory has always gone to the most flexible. Overpower enemies with today's Groupon: for $40, you get 10 yoga classes at Bikram Yoga Southwest Orlando on Central Florida Parkway (a $120 value).
Ten Bikram yoga classes will put even the most rigid neophyte well on his or her way toward heightened malleability and fitness. Sessions are 90 minutes long and comprise guidance through 26 poses and two breathing exercises that center, strengthen, and lengthen every muscle and lung bone.
The full-body workouts take place within a body-soothing heated room (100+ degrees), kept at 40% humidity to encourage bountiful sweating and detoxification while minimizing risk of strain. Bikram’s challenging classes are designed to cater to all skill levels, sending students back into the world with a cleansed and centered glow, free of worries, ill health, and the evil eye. All of Bikram’s classes are taught by Maria and Moo, Bikram-certified instructors with years of experience beneath their collective sweatband.
The studio interior is dappled in warm hues of orange and saffron that befit the hot work that goes on within its walls. Eastern decorative touches, including candles, statuettes, and plants, add character to the waiting area, and the clean lines and simple colors of the spacious studio allow visitors to focus wholly on their practice. Whatever your motivation, yoga is a great way to stay toned and limber while temporarily storing worldly worries in a drawer with knickknacks, spare change, and shrunken heads.
Bikram Yoga West Orlando
Lying face down, the students press into their hands into the floor, lifting their heads and shoulders toward the ceiling into cobra pose. As the studio's 100-degree heat pervades their muscles, students feel their spines lengthen, their shoulders broaden, and their chests open. The instructors of Bikram Yoga West Orlando lead participants through this and Bikram‘s 25 other postures every day, combining them with two breathing exercises in a specific sequence that strengthens and lengthens muscles and joints while pumping oxygen-rich blood into the organs, glands, and internal hard drives. Every 90-minute class follows the same routine and challenges participants of all ages and practice levels. Bikram also encourages dedication—the more students practice, the deeper they can go into each pose, reaping benefits including decreased blood pressure, relief from back pain, and lowered stress levels. In addition to their yogic discipline, Bikram Yoga West Orlando's team also arranges spa services, including massage and skincare.