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BEACHY KEEN BONFIRE
What better way to share warm family moments than to sit
around a cozy fire as waves lap against the shoreline? Come
armed with graham crackers and marshmallows, and be
your own s’mores mixologist amid a circle of beach chairs.
Tell funny stories. Play word games. You can even sing.
Go to Francis Beach in Half Moon Bay or Montara State
Beach, which allow beach fires (not all beaches do, so check
first). Carmel Beach does not permit wood-burning fires,
only propane-burning devices in designated spots 4–10 pm.
FEEL THE BURN
While it’s not for everyone, fans
swear by the pairing of perspiration
and yoga, a practice from India
developed in the 1970s. Benefits
of practicing yoga in high heat are
alleged improvements in willpower,
concentration and flexibility, lessening
of depression and weight loss.
At Bikram Yoga San Jose, classes
run 90 minutes in a 104-degree
room at 40 percent humidity. Classes
follow the Bikram yoga method
of 26 poses and two breathing
exercises. Such practices are serious
business as the Bikram instructors
encourage folks to drink plenty of
water prior to class, eat lightly three
hours ahead of class and rehydrate
with electrolytes afterwards.
Sagar Hot Yoga in San Jose and
Santa Clara has yoga sessions in 60-,
75- and 90-minute segments. One
60-minute class includes 30 poses
in a 105-degree setting; another is
more forgiving in a 90-degree room
for 60 minutes. (sagarhotyoga.com)
BIKRAM YOGA SAN JOSE