Bikram yoga became popular after a study concluded that the high heat was the main reason grandpas normally emerge from gym saunas feeling relaxed, limber, and totally nude. Experience the benefits of warmth without wishing for a blindfold with today's Groupon: for $30, new students and clients inactive for 12 months get one month of unlimited classes (up to a $99 value) at Bikram Yoga Shelton.
Inside a spacious studio set to a balmy 103 degrees, Bikram Yoga Shelton's certified sweatsmiths lead students through the 26 postures and two breathing exercises that comprise the Bikram tradition. Working in tandem with heat and humidity, these positions help limb-limberers cleanse their pores of toxins, stimulate their organs, and effortlessly fold their heels behind their ears. Enduring 58% humidity, students stretch stiff sinews with the Ardha-Matsyendrasana (spine-twisting pose), Janushirasana with Paschimotthanasana (head-to-knee pose), and finger-outstretched accusatory poses for use in courtroom confrontations. Clients of all skill levels, experience, and preparedness can enroll. The studio offers lockers, rental mats, rental towels, and bottled water for purchase. For complete information, check out the schedule and pricing online.
Bikram Yoga Shelton
Bikram Yoga Shelton's certified instructors lead 90-minute classes that take place within a sultry practice space with 58% humidity and temperatures that reach as high as 103 degrees. In the therapeutic heat, they help students of all abilities achieve deeper, safer stretches and detoxifying perspiration. They walk their pupils through two breathing exercises and a powerful sequence of 26 standing and seated poses in each class to challenge muscles more effectively than bench-pressing a chakra. Each posture helps unleash torrents of oxygenating circulation throughout the body, promoting healthy organ function as the sustained stretches bolster stamina and flexibility. After class, students can rinse themselves in the onsite showers and retrieve any restless spirit animals they stashed in the studio's lockers.