As you know I’ve tried the world of vinyasa and bikram (hot house) studios in Houston, Sugar Land, Midtown, Downtown over the years. The big question is not “Are you sore?. No, it’s “Doesn’t it smell?”
No. Well, it depends. Most studios and other spaces for yoga have an air conditioning system that with great circulation systems and vents. I have never been so put off by any studio due to scents.
But I do, love breathing as sort of a past-time so I like diffusers, candles, and incense when I can get it. These days, many studios know that the scent of a room can trigger allergies and generally do not burn scents.
I don’t only wait to practice pranayama breathing techniques for when I am secluded to my room, I practice in the car, at my desk, and practically anywhere. Sometimes a beautiful sunrise will remind me to breathe in the beauty of the world, and I start there…
Take a deep inhale.