Doing yoga is all about pursuing peace, fitness, physical well-being, community solidarity and healthy living in general. None of these things requires you to sweat, yet for whatever reason hot yoga is the trend du jour.
For instance, a recent New York Times article reported on the "blistering temperatures" of certain yoga systems, which are intended to make practitioners perspire in buckets during an hour-long session.
The news source pinned the room temps in such studios at up to 114 degrees Fahrenheit, the equivalent of a scorching hot summer day in Qatar. Such roasting environments are not necessary for a good yoga and meditation session.
Medical experts told the newspaper that a good rule of thumb is to max out at 100 degrees F. "Above that, you're just jeopardizing safety," kinesiologist Douglas Casa of the University of Connecticut told the Times.
At Dahn Yoga Georgia, we don't need to turn off the A/C in order to make you feel like you're getting your money's worth. After all, Georgia's summers are hot enough as it is.
Rather than giving you heat-based gimmicks, our community centers specialize in interpersonal warmth.