Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that transforms the body and mind. This is something that all people should practice, especially with the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. With the interest in yoga skyrocketing everywhere, especially in Downtown Manhattan, there are a number of excellent studios to practice at. Grace A. Capobianco, CEO/Publisher of DOWNTOWN Magazine loves Birkram Yoga on Fulton Street. She explains, “It’s great to have a Bikram studio close to our office in the Financial District. It creates a great break in the afternoon leaving me energized and ready-to-go for the rest of the day.”
From fast-pace individuals working corporate jobs to full-time moms yoga is beneficial for everyone. At Bikram, their wonderful certified instructors teach classes and guide individuals to increase fitness, flexibility, and peace of mind. The atmosphere is just as important as the practice itself. This is a state-of-the-art heated studio that optimizes the practice of yoga. Heated studios make muscles more elastic, lessens the chance of injury, improves coordination, gets the blood flowing faster, and helps burn fat more easily.
The studio was built with the collaboration of concepts of green architecture and feng shui. It was developed by Bikram Choudhury and based on the ancient form of hatha yoga, he also trains and certifies all instructors at Bikram. Grace also raves about the studio itself, “It is clean, nice, and makes for a wonderful class that I highly recommend.” This particular studio works to create a neighborhood yoga community made up of experienced, certified teachers while giving students a greater mind, body, and more spiritual awareness. Brikam brings “every body in balance.”
-by Deirdre McAndrew