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Stop Staring: The Sexualization of Flexibility

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Stop Staring: The Sexualization of Flexibility

The other night I went to the gym that I've been trying to make an appearance at every other night. I did my usual routine: cardio, weightlifting, and abs. I was getting ready to stretch--you know, in that one area every gym has for people to do that in--when I suddenly became very aware of my surroundings. I was being watched.

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Pittas Taking Heated Yoga Classes, & Other Things That Sound Hilarious

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Pittas Taking Heated Yoga Classes, & Other Things That Sound Hilarious

As you know, I practice yoga quite a bit. One of the classes I go to frequently is called Hot Power Fusion, and it's a blend of Bikram (hot) yoga and vinyasa flow. The sequence is nice, and I enjoy not doing any chaturangas for a change :) You might be thinking, "How are YOU--someone with such a strong aversion to heat able to practice yoga in a room over 100 degrees?" Well, I think this often as well (trust me). I mainly take this class to work with the huge amount of discomfort that I feel with regard to heat, brought on by my Generalized Anxiety Disorder. 

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