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    Default Bikram Yoga - Fragrances? yes or no?

    So i decided to take a bikram yoga class and i sweated like crazy. Im wondering if i should be wearing fragrances during class? if so what kind? something fresh and aquatic (bleu de chanel)? cologne based like mugler cologne or Chanel Allure Homme Blanche? something strong like Aventus? Or something super clean like gendarme? Or the total other end of the spectrum like DHI.

    ...Or should i not wear any fragrances for yoga? Thoughts?
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    Default Re: Bikram Yoga - Fragrances? yes or no?

    I would wear a good scented deodorant and no cologne.

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    Nice and safe. Mugler cologne.

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    1 Million. Your fellow yogis will be thrilled.

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    Default Re: Bikram Yoga - Fragrances? yes or no?

    Many yoga studios will explicitly request no fragrances. People really aim to reach a sense of clarity and focus with yoga and fragrance is both intrusive and distracting in that regard.

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    Default Re: Bikram Yoga - Fragrances? yes or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by kende View Post
    Many yoga studios will explicitly request no fragrances. People really aim to reach a sense of clarity and focus with yoga and fragrance is both intrusive and distracting in that regard.
    Yes, and any fragrance in Bikram could get way out of hand, at 105º!
    Anyway, why waste a fine fragrance by sweating it away in a short amount of time?
    I like to use deodorant crystals. They're totally natural, unscented, and help inhibit the bacteria which cause odors instead of masking them.
    “When you step back from stressing the parts,
    when the mind becomes still, the rose comes to you,
    unfolds in you in all her glory.
    The perfume invades you completely.
    The rose is you. You are one.”

    Jean Klein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noodlz View Post
    ...Or should i not wear any fragrances for yoga? Thoughts?
    Nothing IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kende View Post
    Many yoga studios will explicitly request no fragrances. People really aim to reach a sense of clarity and focus with yoga and fragrance is both intrusive and distracting in that regard.
    The gym I go to forbids stanky scents on the equipment too (thank god!) I was kidding about the 1 Million obviously. Absolutely no scent is the most respectful way to go.

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    Any scent from Slumberhouse should be fine.. Joking.

    No, I wouldn't but if I do, I would wear any scent that's people friendly and with less than average projection.
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    Dior Leather Oud Or Musk KoublKhan.

    Let it rip.

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    Default Re: Bikram Yoga - Fragrances? yes or no?

    No frag.
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    Default Re: Bikram Yoga - Fragrances? yes or no?

    The "school" of Bikram I used to go to had a police of asking people to not wear fragrances. As it's been mentioned before, it can distract people in their practice (although that would only make their yoga stronger) and there are people that might be allergic.

    It would sure make it more pleasant if people cleaned their mats every once in a while...

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    Agree with most others
    In that kind of environment, no scent, or at least it is something vegan/natural... please

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    Some natural sage spray, very faint in smell and it rids bateria.

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    I think deodorant is all you need, fragrances in a yoga studio a big NO NO.

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    Default Re: Bikram Yoga - Fragrances? yes or no?

    Please don't.

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    Default Re: Bikram Yoga - Fragrances? yes or no?

    ah. alright looks like the general consensus is deodorant / nothing / something super light and safe. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Bikram Yoga - Fragrances? yes or no?

    Wear no frag, man. Not to Bikram yoga. Not only are people are gonna be gasping for air but it can be distracting to people trying to find their center. Put whatevs in your gym bag and musk up afterwords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Beast View Post
    Put whatevs in your gym bag and musk up afterwords.
    Couldn't resist


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    Default Re: Bikram Yoga - Fragrances? yes or no?

    This is pretty common sense imo. Hot as hell, in a room with a bunch of other people.

    NO fragrance.

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    Default Re: Bikram Yoga - Fragrances? yes or no?

    Oh, no, please don't.

    You might be able to get away with the tiniest, tiniest trace of pure sandalwood, but be prepared for whining.

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    Default Re: Bikram Yoga - Fragrances? yes or no?

    As everyone has said:
    No fragrance in the yoga class.

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    NO.

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    I will punch you if you do bikram beside me.

    Just kidding.

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    Default Re: Bikram Yoga - Fragrances? yes or no?

    May be soft musc, body shop white musc.

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    Default Re: Bikram Yoga - Fragrances? yes or no?

    It gets a big NO from me, out of respect for the other attendees who also paid money to be there.
    Looking for THE femme fatale scent. If you think there is something I should smell please PM me!

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    Default Re: Bikram Yoga - Fragrances? yes or no?

    I would recommend yes to fragrance and no to bikram "yoga" - problem solved! ;-)

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    Default Re: Bikram Yoga - Fragrances? yes or no?

    As a veteran of over 800 bikram classes, the best thing you can do is to shower before class. Keeps the funk down and buys you some time before the heat gets to you.

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    Default Re: Bikram Yoga - Fragrances? yes or no?

    The scent of clean sweat is preferable in a yoga class to any artificial scents. I do Iyengar rather than Bikram so a lot less sweating is involved, but I'd still be chucked out if I wore perfume.
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