To a non-yogi the thought of being 20cm from a complete stranger sweating their tush off doesn’t seem like idealistic yogic bliss. But sweating at work and sweating on the mat are two entirely different things.
We sweat as a reaction to heat, physial exertion, fever or fear.
It doesn’t matter if you love your job or what your flavor is, you’re oozing tension, anxiety and stress. Picture being stuck in a lift with someone with stinky pits; it permeates as a lingering, pungent body odor.
However when you’re in a Bikram Yoga class, for some reason our body functions a little different and it’s a musky sweet smell. Why? Is it because we’re doing something for ourselves that’s healthy and cleansing perhaps? I don’t know, but I call it “clean sweat” and it sure is good!
Check out more of the 6pm class photos on Flickr.