Sweat glistening, long muscles lengthening, stretching deeply, your breathing becomes heady and heavy. The air is hot and each physical movement begins to feels more like honey than the last. Yes hot yoga is hot. But it’s not just about the sweating that makes it that way. It is the whole entire experience. Hot yoga is a sensual experience.
Now that I am teaching hot yoga classes at URU in Pensacola,….I am not just sweating more than my usual cool classes. I am finding the hot classes are so different than the regular classes that I teach in a controlled cool environment. Not better…different. A lot of people feel skeptical about the need to raise the temp to 100 degrees. Perhaps they see flash and not substance. But Hot Yoga is not a fad: air conditioning is. Think about where Yoga originated from, India. India is pretty hot, and perhaps the heat was part of what made yoga become Yoga. Hot Yoga has been around as long as Yoga has. Continue reading