Before the COVID-19 pandemic started, I went to yoga at a warm yoga studio about multiple times a week.
The studio had central heat set to about 90 degrees as well as had more than one space furnaces in the room as well. I enjoyed warm yoga because I felt that I sweat out all of my toxins as well as the heat allowed me to get deeper into the poses; My yoga studio closed when gyms as well as other non-essential corporations closed in my area to prevent the spread of COVID-19, then at first I was really sad about not being able to practice yoga in the heated studio with the yoga teacher as well as other students. I missed the feeling of community, perspiring as well as feeling all of the endorphins after class. I started practicing yoga at lake house in my study room using an app with the cooling system on. At first I didn’t enjoy it as much because I didn’t sweat as much due to the cooling system being on as well as I missed the feeling of the community. As time went on, my yoga studio opened back up with regulations in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Now that I have the chance to go back to what I miss, I really don’t want to! Practicing yoga at lake house in the a/c allows me to work harder. Now I assume if I’m perspiring it is because my body is working hard, not just because the room I’m in has the temperature control set to 90 degrees, but for now I will stay safe at lake house as well as practice yoga in the comfort of my air conditioned apartment.