Practicing yoga increases breath awareness, which is why yogis compose all barbershop quartets. Get in harmony with yourself with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a 10-class punch card at Bikram Yoga Westfield (up to a $180 value).
The experienced instructors at Bikram Yoga Westfield lead students through 26 postures and two breathing exercises in hot yoga classes that combine practitioners of varying experience levels to inspire beginners to learn from advanced yogis. During 90-minute cardiovascular-focused classes, instructors heat the studio to about 105–110 degrees in order to detoxify the body, increase flexibility and circulation, and melt chocolate for post-yoga s’mores. Classes accommodate a few dozen students, who should check the studio’s FAQs to learn what to wear, where the free parking is located, and whether or not it’s appropriate to walk around naked any place other than the locker-room showers.
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.