Valentine’s Day has become a day to celebrate love and affection with gifts, dinners, and greeting cards. It is a tradition that dates back to the early 1400s honoring three different saints named Valentine, or Valentinus, each with its own story. One is the story of a priest named Valentine was put to rest for performing secret marriages when marriage was banned by a Roman emperor because he believed that single men made better soldiers than those who were married with families.
Today, Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14 in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. Popularly it is celebrated among significant others with showers of affection in the forms of flowers, chocolates, nice dinners, cards, jewelry, etc. However, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to only be for couples. Galentine’s Day has become popular as a way of singles to recognize the day and whether coupled or not you can celebrate your friendships and bring a pal to class.
Also remember to love yourself by making your own health a top priority. There is no better way to show love to yourself or others than with the gift of health. So whether it’s a Bikram Yoga Sarasota gift certificate, an invitation to take a class, or showing yourself love by practicing on this special day, Bikram Yoga is perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Something to note: While it is important to maintain a regular practice for optimal health and if you feel a bug coming on coming to class may help nip it in the bud, but if you are already sick and/or taking medication, refrain from practice until you are better.