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Oh my, it’s been hot here! This extreme humidity feels like it stacks on tons of degrees to the temperature.

I tell the yoga students who venture out on sultry days that they get extra yoga merit points in heaven for attending class when our brains are feeling like they’re simmering in their juices.

Here’s 5 Tips on What to Teach…when it’s 30 plus and 90% humidity.

1. Chest openers of any passive variety – You can’t go wrong with something that promotes breathing when the lungs are approaching pneumatic apathy, block pose, for instance:

Block Pose

2. Do poses that keep you close to the floor (hot air rises) – Abdominal exercises, baby back bends, supta padangusthasana cycle, or forward bends.

Paripurna navasana

Supta Padangustasana A

3. Supported Standing Poses – Use a chair or a wall or blocks and do shorter timings with uttanasana, pada hastasana, or padangusthasana in between .

Parsvottanasana with Blocks

4. Do proppy versions of inversions.

Supported Sarvangasana

5. Pranayama and Savasana

Pranayama

From – the Bhagavad Gita

One who has control over the mind is tranquil in heat and cold, in pleasure and pain, and in honour and dishonour, and is ever steadfast with the Supreme Self.