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9/25/12 11:51 A

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LEB0401, great advice from PETALIA, I don't practice hot yoga, but it seems to me that the studio should be clean between classes and the props sanitize. Maybe you should speak with the the instructor about it. Probably I would bring my own props and clean my space before I even place my mat, if I were attending that class, that's mho.

Enjoy your yoga practice and get your flu shot, just in case..anyways...hope the instructor do something to improve the sanitation of the place.

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9/25/12 9:22 A

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Hi LEB0401. I, too, practice a hot yoga but the temperature isn't over body temperature, it's around 95*F. In the studio where I practice, the floor is mopped between every class. The used blocks are washed with a tea tree oil solution. I appreciate the care they take to keep the studio clean. I try to take the same care.

In colder weather I bundle up to go to and from the studio although it is less than a minute walk from my house. Many dancers traditionally get out of their sweaty clothes immediately after training to avoid 'sweatsickness'. I haven't heard any talk about this in hot yoga but I get into a hot shower or at least dry clothes right away - no dilly-dallying!

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9/25/12 8:46 A

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Hi! I'm new, I just joined this morning.. specifically to ask this question:

I recently began practicing at a Hot Yoga studio, and I loooove it. It's like combining yoga and nice hot bath. However, I'm a bit concerned about the sanitation. There's about 50 people in each class, there's not a lot of room between mats so we drip sweat on our neighbors. Also the blankets and blocks that we use are exposed to our sweat and then placed back in a pile for the next class. Once I went to a late evening class and when I walked in there was sweat puddles on the floor from the previous class.

And, as we approach flu season I'm a bit confused. This practice seems incredibly cleansing and could possibly bolster the immune system, but if we're crammed into a room and exchanging body fluid, then it seems it would invite transmission of the flu.

Also I've only taken this class in warm weather. Are there extra precautions to take when stepping out of a 105 environment soaking wet into a 45 environment?

Your advice will be much appreciated!

Fredericksburg, VA

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