2. Detox the Old Fashioned Way.
Sweat helps the body release toxins and unhealthy patterns. Native americans have used sweat lodges for centuries as sacred practices to rid the practicer of unwanted demons—- stress, tension and dis-ease. When you add heat in the room, the results multiply. Our world is fast-paced, toxic and stressful and it is important to rinse, cleanse, detox, renew and purify if we are to stay vibrant and healthy. A heated yoga room can be uncomfortable at first, but once you access that power of purification, it feels really good. You really do get used to it!
Tapas is one of the 5 Pillars of Baptiste Yoga. Combined with Drishti (focus), Ujjayi (breath), Bandhas (core, hands and feet), and Vinyasa (flow), Tapas creates the container for unlimited transformation and growth.