Star athletes thrive during the peak of heated competition, which is why most Super Bowls are held in volcanoes. Stretch the limits of your limbs with today's Groupon: for $47, you get 30 days of unlimited yoga classes (up to a $175 value) at Bikram Yoga Westfield in Westfield. Students can opt to bring their own mats, bath towels, and water bottles or rent them from the studio.
The seasoned instructors at Bikram Yoga Westfield lead students through two breathing exercises and a series of 26 postures to enhance flexibility and rejuvenate the body. The 90-minute classes, held three times daily, take place in a room heated to 105–110 degrees, transforming cold, cranky muscles into supple, pleasantly toasty sinews. Like a team of smiling HR consultants, warmth makes tissues more open to reorganization, as prezteling pupils find they can sink deeper into poses to help build cardio capacity and overall strength. Bikram Yoga Westfield invites all ages and ability levels to join in melting muscle tension and flushing out toxins.
The studio’s open atmosphere features glass doors, amply illuminated practice areas, and a reception area adorned with greenery. Following the sweaty asanas, departing yogis can hit the showers and changing room to clean up active appendages or practice towel-drying previously unreachable regions of the back. Drop-ins are welcome, but new students are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early for registration and orientation.
Sweat removes toxins from the body. Fevers burn away unwelcome invaders. Heat allows muscles to extend and contract further. Heat can be healthy, a lesson Bikram Choudhury embraced when he moved his yogic practice into a 105-degree room, 2 degrees hotter than the average temperature inside a yak. The idea caught on, spreading around the world and eventually coming to Bikram Yoga Westfield in the form of Bikram-certified teachers. They lead Bikram's classic series of 26 asanas and two breathing exercises, a 90-minute session of stretching in which each pose builds upon the benefits of the last. In addition to their signature heated yoga, the staff members also facilitate wellness with massage services, holistic nutritional counseling, and even CrossFit coaching through their sister organization, CrossFit Westfield.