Professional bobsled teams shave seconds off their time by breathing in unison and leveraging flexibility during turns. Master the techniques necessary to defeating hardened gangs of bobsled criminals with today's deal for one month of unlimited hot yoga for $15 at Bikram Yoga Phoenix in the Uptown Plaza (a $160 value). Feel the stretch and flow of your muscular ligaments as they defrost like so many parcels of frozen peas.
For many a long winter, yoga was kept in the icebox with the rutabagas and surplus baklava, until antsy yogis initiated the Great Meltdown of 1987. The talented instructors at Bikram Yoga's peaceful studio teach a breed of hot yoga that incorporates 26 different postures to pull the pathways of your internal energy to and fro in a heated room for 90 rejuvenating minutes. A disciplined student of yoga benefits from a more powerful physique, a de-stressed aura, a clearer mind, and enough physical coordination to operate an early-20th-century switchboard while blinking to the beat of 76 Trombones. The muscle-warming heat helps you enter each pose deeply and gives you a dewy yogic sheen.
Bikram Yoga Phoenix makes it easy to schedule your shvitz session with classes starting at 6 a.m. on weekday mornings and running well into the evening. A round of hot yoga will encourage you to apply heat to more things in your life, such as gazpachos and raw meats.
- Brooke guides the class through a sweltering 90-minute Bikram class in a strong voice, moving around often, readjusting clumsy poses, cracking jokes and narrating a story on the beauty of what yoga can do for a person. She is more in her element here teaching than she is anyplace else, she says. – Megan Irwin
- Its spacious, its clean, its peaceful, its fun and its not as hot as you would think.…But its there to help, to drain the toxins and to help you move in ways you didn't think you could. – Ameerah A., Yelp
Bikram Yoga Phoenix
Bikram Yoga Phoenix was founded as a way to share the ancient practice of yoga's physical health benefits with customers of all skill levels. Performed in a room stoked to 105 degrees, yoga classes boost heart rates to strengthen the cardiovascular system, facilitate detoxification, burn calories, and improve flexibility, along with addressing common ailments such as back and joint pain, depression, and more. All classes take 90 minutes and follow the same 26-posture routine, a series that challenges seasoned yogis and first-timers alike.