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?
“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.” - Bruce lee
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.”
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...
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.