Ask an expert

03 Feb 2004

Sweating too much?
Hi Yogaman,

I have been doing Ashtanga for about a year now - practice at least 4 hrs a week. Problem (or is it?) - about 10 minutes into practice, the sweat is pouring off me - literally dripping on the ground (most embarassing!).

Any advice?
Answer 343 views

01 Jan 0001

Hey Glowing - well if you have a problem, then many of us that practice Ashtanga share it. Sweating is a key component of the detoxification process, the heat that you generate internally (via the breath) and externally via the sun salutations leaves me and most with a film of sweat after a few minutes and thereafter its open floodgates. Don't worry about it, enjoy it, drink lots after water, wear as little as possible and take a towel to class which you should use to clean up after.
Have fun.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
32% - 9436 votes
68% - 20007 votes