Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It's Getting Hot in Here! Or will be soon at 1925 S. Michigan

What is Bikram Yoga? From the sounds of it think: Nelly's popular 2002 single "Hot in Here" + Yoga. That's what Bikram Yoga sounds like to us.

For a better definition:
Lose the heavy clothing, grab your yoga mat, and turn up the heat.

Actually, keep turning up the heat until you get to 105 degrees (the idea temperature for Bikram yoga). Oh - and there's humidity too, typically 40% humidity - are you hot enough yet?

Welcome to Bikram yoga. Also known as "Hot yoga", Bikram was started in Los Angeles in the 1970s by Bikram Choudhury. Today it's one of the most popular types of yoga and is often thought of as the best practices for beginners as there are only 26 Bikram poses, many of which are focused on proper alignment.
If this intrigues you, get excited because it sounds like Bikram Yoga of Chicago will be opening up a studio at 1925 S. Michigan avenue. From the looks of it this will be their third studio in the area (Lincoln and Wicker park already have one). We will have to keep an eye open to see when this actually opens. For more info here is their website (www.105F.com).

Assuming this is true, it will be another retail tenant moving onto the 1900 block of South Michigan. A couple of weeks ago we posted that KoreExtreme would be moving into the 1921 S. Michigan retail space. Good to see some new places moving into this stretch.

Oh and for the people who didn't get the Nelly reference, here is the song we're talking about:

(Hat Tip: Solo MotorRow)


Anonymous said...

This is a great addition, I currently go to core power yoga on Roosevelt and the classes are often overcrowded.

Jason said...

I just called them and they said they wont be open until 2011.

Sloopy said...

To bad it's not until 2011.

Did they mention why they were waiting so long to open?