Athletes all over the world are embracing yoga as a routine that compliments their athletic pursuits. The former World Cup German soccer team drew headlines recognizing their unique, yoga-infused training on their way to dominating on the world stage. The Seattle Seahawks, under head coach and yoga practitioner Pete Carroll, won a Super Bowl and became perennial contenders while adopting yoga as a daily routine for recovery and meditation. In all arenas and at all levels, yoga for athletes is catching on, helping yoga break out out of its stereotype.
It smelled awful.
… like, who would dump expired eggs into the exposed rays of Houston’s sun?
Turns out, no one. It was just the raw, human stench of determination and bliss — and this was my introduction to Houston hot yoga.
Taking yoga classes in Houston, Texas' scorching summer sun is like climbing a mountain made of flaming porcupines. It pretty much seems impossible unless you're crazy. How do people face the fire without getting burned? Or, in more applicable words, how do people commit to a yoga practice when it gets hard?
Despite the uncomfortably hot room, the fear of dehydration, and the possibility of a stranger sweating all over you, Hot Yoga classes are trending fast. Every corner you turn, whether back to the cubicle or to snag your favorite latte, someone is mentioning their last, crazy-good hot yoga experience. We know you know. So, that's why we are asking: What are the real benefits of Hot Yoga and why are people so crazy for it? We know the secret AND we are going to spill. Here's why do people take a Hot Yoga class and then KEEP doing it!
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