A towel is crucial equipment in this sweaty practice — Photo courtesy of lululemon athletica
Salt Lake City has an extremely active population. Surrounded on all sides by top-notch skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, and trail running, Salt Lake attracts visitors and residents from around the world purely for the sake of outdoor recreation. And it's no secret that many people who abuse their bodies with these demanding sports also enjoy the restorative nature of yoga and all the benefits of its strengthening and stretching. Not surprisingly, Salt Lake Valley has a correspondingly large collection of yoga studios, offering a variety of practices. Among the most popular of these is the newly remodeled Salt Lake City Bikram Yoga.
Bikram is a totally unique and very deliberate style of yoga. Performed in a room at 105 degrees F and 40% humidity, this practice lasts 90 minutes, and contains 26 postures and two breathing exercises. Salt Lake City has had its own installment of Bikram Yoga since 2001. Though the studio enjoyed success for more than a decade, it recently embarked on a major renovation project.
The studio, now open in the heart of Sugarhouse, offers a number of features particularly beneficial to the practice. Much more than just a coat of fresh paint, this project endowed the studio with a serious ventilation system, which completely flushes out the studio air every 8-10 minutes, reducing the room's carbon dioxide by at least 50%. Plus, the studio is outfitted with a new floor and wall-to-wall mirrors, making it much easier to catch and correct errors in your postures.
Salt Lake City Bikram Yoga observes many special times of the year with free yoga classes and other offers. Check their Facebook page for deals around holidays like Mother's and Father's days, and for schedule additions and changes.