Bikram Yoga in Dubai

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Imagine doing yoga in a car park in August and you’ve got bikram sussed. But, damning sarcasm aside, bikram is an interesting workout that converts strong followers. Students are recommended to arrive early to acclimatise to the 44C room. The yoga postures aren’t technically as hard as in some other disciplines, but you’ll find your heart racing and the postures still challenging. There’s a lot of focus on stretching and balance and the postures are said to lead to compression on organs and a release of toxins. You may hate the first session, but you’ll find you quickly become an addict – when you walk out afterwards you’ll feel truly rejuvenated.
Bikram classes run continuously; a single class costs Dhs70, or an introductory package, which gives unlimited access to classes for 10 days costs Dhs100. Club Stretch is based in Satwa near the Capitol Hotel (04 345 2131).

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