“Clean Sweat”

There’s nothing like a jam packed class to lift the energy and on Tue 13 Jan we were almost levitating at Bikram Yoga Maroochydore!

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.

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5 Responses to “Clean Sweat”

  1. Amanda January 15, 2009 at 4:18 pm #

    Hmmmmm nice purple yoga mat,looks familiar !!!!

  2. Tanya January 19, 2009 at 3:39 am #

    Hi Matt!

    Those packed classes at the Maroochydore studio were awesome … thanks for posting the photo’s … always great to see Rox looking so well!

    Take care!

  3. Steven Keith January 20, 2009 at 11:19 pm #

    Hey Matt, you forgot to mention while basking in this so called “clean sweat” that you were crunched in between two sunshine coast “hotties”. i wander if that makes the sweat any cleaner?

  4. Matt January 21, 2009 at 7:50 am #

    oh really? I um.. didn’t notice as I was focused on one point in the mirror!! 🙂

  5. Jasmin February 2, 2009 at 9:59 am #

    Clean sweat – totally!! might use that – one hope you dont mind. I do love my lane cove class but when i did a class in burleigh it was so packed and everyone was so close ( i reckon 10cm apart)it was electric! Amazing feeling. Keep it up and looking forward to your overseas stories.