People holding yoga poses typically seek self-discipline and control, whereas those holding yoga posters just want Sting’s autograph. Find peace while standing still with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get one month of Bikram yoga classes at Bikram Yoga Sugar Land in Sugar Land (a $180 value).
Bikram Yoga Sugar Land's brand of Bikram yoga sends impurities cascading from the body in high-temperature 90-minute classes offered up to six times each day. Turning up the studio’s heat to promote deeper stretching and mimic the climate of the volcano rims where yoga was developed, an experienced instructor guides students through a smooth sequence of 26 postures that systematically arouse stiff or snoozing joints and muscles. As each pose presents a challenge based on one’s personal abilities, students of all yogic stripes can build strength and stockpile reserves of qi at their own pace. With regular practice, students can stretch their way toward toned muscles, expanded lung capacity, and joints that slide as smoothly as melted butter on a dance floor.
A daily schedule of classes offered from the early morning to late evening makes it easy for students to achieve the recommended minimum of 10 lessons in a 30-day period. As Bikram yoga’s pathway to enlightenment can be a slippery one, first-time students are encouraged to wear cool clothes and bring a towel and drinking water to class. The fully equipped studio also offers mat rentals, showers, and temporary storage for worldly cares.
Bikram Yoga Sugar Land
Pieces by local artists, yoga demonstrations looping on a flat-screen TV, and comfy furniture all line the sun-soaked lobby at Bikram Yoga Sugar Land. The waiting area exudes the same soothing vibes students find inside the studio, where teachers lead 90-minute yoga sessions. Each class consists of 26 postures and two breathing exercises, which pupils of all ages and body types enact in a room heated between 105 and 107 degrees. The heat helps bodies stretch during the intensive cardiovascular workout, which burns calories, melts away stress, and increases flexibility.
If that sounds overwhelming, don't fret––the studio hosts beginner's classes several times a day, and supplies helpful info for first timers. Bikram Yoga Sugar Land even offers courses for kids, special-needs children, and babysitting for moms. Once class lets out, students can enjoy one of the studio's relaxing spa treatments, which range from massage therapy to organic facials.