From Napoleon's great crab walk through Europe to Oppenheimer's discovery of nuclear fission by kissing his own elbow, victory has always gone to the most flexible. Achieve your own fitness conquest with today's deal: for $39, new clients get one month of unlimited classes at Bikram Yoga Santa Clara on Norman Avenue (a $150 value).
Bikram's impassioned instructors remix the 26 pliable poses from the Bikram tradition, bestowing strength and flexibility over the course of 90 minutes while awakening the different organs of the body to rise and do their groovy thing. Beginning yoga classes take place in a heated room to infuse each move with the penetrating power of the sun and protect the body from injury by keeping it limber as a wet sapling. In addition to helping you work up a sweat, the high temperatures elevate your metabolism, making it easier to burn fat, and help purge the body of toxins and stowaway caterpillars. Check the schedule, which offers a variety of times every day of the week, to find classes that fit into any jigsaw schedule.
With conveniences of modern living such as televators and entire meals contained in a stick of gum, it's easy to slip into a sedentary lifestyle that leads to stiffness of the muscles and mind. The dedicated practice of Bikram yoga is a slick solution for any post-modern ailment, warming and stretching limbs that would otherwise be perpetually posed over keyboards and warmed only by fluorescent lights or microwave meals. With today's Groupon worn as a sweatband, prepare for a challenging, invigorating addition to your fitness routine.
Bikram Yoga Santa Clara
The instructors at Bikram Yoga Santa Clara take Bikram very, very seriously. During the run of their 90-minute sweat sessions, students cannot leave the room or speak, and they keep still between asanas. Cell phones and other external distractions stay outside. It's this intense focus, concentration, and pursuit of self-control that distinguish this style of yoga.
As sweltering heat engulfs the room, instructors encourage students to explore the limits of their body and mind by guiding them through 26 postures and two breathing exercises. The poses are simple enough that even yoga initiates can perform them, but at a humid and challenging 105 degrees, the body begins to sweat almost immediately. As the class progresses, heart rates speed up and the flow of the poses demands every ounce of mental energy to maintain focus. Eventually, toxins flush out of the pores, tension stretches out of the muscles and ligaments, and the heat begins to enable practitioners to perform deeper movements with a diminished risk of injury.
Bikram Yoga Santa Clara has onsite showers for a postworkout cooldown. Students are encouraged to bring plenty of water, a mat, and a towel.