Applying heat enhances many things, from healing sore muscles with a heating pad to warming your home by putting the microwave in the fireplace. Warm your way to healthier, happier self with today's Groupon: for $39, you get one month of unlimited classes (up to a $140 value) at Bikram Yoga Ottawa.
Bikram Yoga Ottawa's four instructors lead sweaty students of all skill levels through 26 traditional Hatha yoga poses in a heated studio. In the heat, muscles expand for safe, therapeutic stretches, the body pushes toxins out through sweat, and the mind liquefies to better commingle with the universe. Ninety-minute classes are offered all week, starting as early as 10 a.m. and as late as 8 p.m. Class policies respect the yogic principles of open mindedness, centeredness, and punctuality: latecomers won't be allowed into a class after it has started. New yogis should arrive 15 minutes early and tell their instructor about injuries or special double-jointed conditions. Yoga mats are not included, though students may bring their own, along with two towels and a water bottle (filtered water available at the studio). Students should hydrate well before and after class, as well as avoid eating anything heavy— such as bar food or barbells—2 to 3 hours prior to class,.
All classes are held in the new, expansive downtown studio, a welcoming environ of gleaming hardwood floors, mirrors to assist posing, and lots of natural light. The new changing rooms feature spacious showers with organic shower gels made from free-range botanicals.
Bikram Yoga Ottawa
Steps from the hustle and bustle of Parliament Hill lies an oasis that swelters even in the depths of winter. Though it teems with cool, filtered water and the occasional potted plant, this place isn't a tropical rainforest or the pied-à-terre of a wealthy goldfish. It's Bikram Yoga Ottawa, where sultry temperatures and ancient exercises join forces to foster wellness. Here, students of all skill levels practice 26 Hatha-inspired poses sequenced by Bikram Choudhury, an athlete who used yoga to mend a serious knee injury. Muscles become extra pliable in the heat, easing into stretches that foster flexibility, stamina, and strength. Pores oust toxins throughout the 90-minute routine, which summons sweat with toe stands, forward bends, and deep-breathing exercises. After class, students can steam away stress in the studio's showers.
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