As we are getting into the Summer, and it’s getting warmer, it is even more important to take care of yourself and be respectful to those around you in the yoga room, as far as hygiene goes.
At YiY we ask you to please take a shower before practice, use deodorant (natural), wash your clothes and your mat regularly. And do not wear perfume or cologne as these can cause allergic reactions for others. Permanently established funk will not be tolerated.
Most people already know how to keep themselves clean and smelling nice, but it only takes one odiferous yogi to send fellow seekers on the path to samadhi running to the other end of the room.
Many people believe that because they have a clean diet they don’t need to use soap or deodorant. You can have the cleanest diet in the world and still have B.O. If one sweats and fails to wash their armpits thoroughly with soap, EVERYONE including Vegetarians, Vegans, Raw Food Enthusiasts and Breatharians, has the potential for horrifyingly offensive body odor. Sometimes clothes need to be tossed, because you can’t wash it out.
Thank you all!