Hello Yogis!! How’s this HEAT treating you??!! It has been a hot and sunny July so far, and we have the sneaking suspicion that it’s going to get eeeeeeeven HOTTER…well, that’s our suspicion for YOU, we’ll see what happens with the weather 😉
Let’s talk about SWEAT! There are many reasons why we turn up the heat in the yoga room, and sweating definitely gets to hang around the top of that list. While this weather is so warm and so many of you are practicing regularly (good for you!), we thought we would jot down a few benefits of SWEATING to keep you inspired to maintain your practice throughout the hotter months.
1) Your Skin Looks Amazing!
Have you had people say that to you yet? Don’t worry, you will. With the amount of sweating that we do in the hot room, the detoxification level of your sweat heightens. You stir up all the crap in your body and then you SWEAT IT OUT (of your skin)!! She-zam! Just from daily use, your skin’s pores get built up with dirt and whatever else is floating around in the air or off your make up brush. The sweating you do in your yoga practice helps the skin (the largest organ of the human body) cleanse and purify itself from the inside out. So, make sure you don’t rub that sweat back into your skin, and rinse your face with cold water and shower right after class…you don’t want those dirts and toxins drying back into your freshly cleansed skin, do you?
2) You Are So Happy!
Yup, sweating makes you happier!! When you exercise, you sweat and you release endorphins, the HAPPY HORMONE! Your stress lowers, your muscles relax and you actually relax your brain! The more you exercise, the more you sweat, the happier you get.
3) You Are So Hydrated!!
Yup, it’s simple, the more you sweat, the more you get thirsty, the more you drink your water!! We yogis know the benefits of drinking water throughout the day (before and after class), so when it comes to the hot summer months we don’t have to force ourselves to hydrate, we are already doing it! The juicier the class is that we go to, the more delicious our water and other tasty refreshing beverages are!!
4) You Never Seem to go to the Doctor!
You know it’s true, yogis. You hardly get sick anymore, and you know when you do it’s hardly as bad as it used to be. Sweating is so beneficial for the internal organs. Sweating gets your lymph system working in peak condition which helps all of your other systems work in harmony and allows your body to cleanse itself and clear out the junk that can become stagnant. That stagnation can lead to chronic pain and inflammation, burn out of key internal organs, reduced mobility and use of your joints and overall lethargy and heaviness…especially in the heat of the summer! We think practicing yoga is a much better option!
5) Your Body Looks So Fit…AND You Look Like You Are IN LOVE!
Yes, it is true, yogis, there is a part of us that love our yoga practice for the mental clarity it brings and the time it gives us to really just be with ourselves…but Bikram Yoga is a kick ass workout for your mind AND YOUR BODY! That’s right, yogis, the more you come to class and sweat, the more you use your ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of your physical body, the more you watch yourself working hard and you fall in love with yourself. You witness your own transformation and what you can accomplish through your determination, concentration, patience, faith and self control.
It’s so exciting to see you sweat all summer long, yogis. Remember to stay HYDRATED (talk to us if you have any questions about hydration) so you can keep sweating all summer long.
See you on the mat!