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Is anyone here into "hot yoga" or "moshka yoga" There are a few names for it. I have just started, and find it very challening. I was wondering if anyone who has been doing it for awhile has insight into the benifits for them.


Thu. Aug 16, 2:51pm

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I gave it up pretty quickly - couldn't stand the smell in the room.

Thursday, August 16, 2007, 6:40 PM

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A friendly word of caution

As a massage therapist, I encourage you to take hot yoga - it's better for my business! Joking aside, I get quite a few clients who hyperextend their muscles in hot yoga because their bodies are so incredibly warm and flexible that they can't tell when they've pushed it too far.

Thursday, August 16, 2007, 7:15 PM

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I have been practicing Bikram Yoga...

and love it! I took a haitus from running and took up Bikram yoga and the practice has tremendously improved my focus and my running.

Only an ignorant person would objectify the "smell" of the room; you need to be mentally stronger than that.

Another thing that I love is how accepting the other students are, most people in yoga are so open minded, which is a nice change of pace.

Keep it up, it does get easier in some ways, meaning you get used to the heat, the "smell" (for those that find it displeasant), and the challenge then becomes mind over matter.

Thursday, August 16, 2007, 9:05 PM

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Didn't realize transcendental hippies were intellectually superior.
Forgive me and my lowly abhorence of B.O.

Thursday, August 16, 2007, 10:01 PM

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I am in no way a hippie by definition, but if being open minded and accepting of bodily functions and odor then so be it.

Clearly you have never traveled the world or left your inbred sheltered town.

And what makes me "intellectually superior" is my Ph. D from Columbia. And not the country, idiot.

Friday, August 17, 2007, 12:47 PM

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Umm....different person here....
I have traveled the world.
I went to a very good school.
I am not from this country, so I have lived with people that don't shower as frequently.
And I am still repulsed by BO on the train. Nothing wrong with that.

Friday, August 17, 2007, 12:51 PM

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This is not any of the OP

Smart, dumb, stupid or well educated...B.O. is B.O. and is not something one needs to be non 'ignorant' to accept. If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck then it's probably a duck. Or in this case, if it smells like B.O. it probably is B.O. Plain and simple. Why does tolerating a bad smell make you any more accepting of people? Someone could be accepting of people and not their smell. I don't like the smell of someone with too much perfume or cologne on either. I'm incredibly opened minded and I could accept just about anyone but if they smell I don't choose to be around them, friend, foe or stranger. I just can pretend it's not there. If the 6:40 PM or 10:01 PM poster doesn't choose to attend hot yoga any longer due to the bad oder then who cares, it doesn't make them "ignorant" it just leaves another space open for another smell person or non-smelly person whom doesn't mind the smelly person sitting next to them. :-) P U

Friday, August 17, 2007, 1:16 PM

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I find that an awful lot of people with PhDs haven't got the sense to get out of the rain. Enjoy your high fallutin' degree and the farting, stinking masses in your superior hot yoga class and leave the air-conditioned vinyasa to those of us with normal sensibilities - and senses.

Friday, August 17, 2007, 1:40 PM

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OP here

I was just inquiring about a type of exersize, thats all. I wanted to know the benefits - if any - by someone who practices this type of yoga.

Benefits, like increased energy, better skin...whatever.

Or negatives, like the massage therapist poster outlined.

A post about how you do not like the smell is irrelevant and unnecessary. And a post calling people morons or transcendental hippiesv(huh?) are also irrelevant and unnecessary.

I can't believe this turned into an argument.

Friday, August 17, 2007, 1:46 PM

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I doubt that person really has a PhD - or even a HS diploma for that matter. I mean, come on, resorting to namecalling like that pretty much identifies him/her as one of the teenagers who've recently discovered this site.

Friday, August 17, 2007, 1:46 PM

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