Dr. Ruddy, ND
A dedicated Hot yoga practice not only enlightens one to what the body is capable of health-wise, it readily exposes any gaps, small or glaring, in our personal Mind-Body upkeep. As one astute human being once said, "you can't exercise your way out of a bad diet." Neither can a yogi find personal authenticity nor sustainability in his/her practice if the other crucial pieces of self-care are missing; be they hydration, nutrition, rest/sleep, emotional hygiene, and so forth. A meaningful yoga practice helps transform all areas of one's life by improving both personal and communal well-being. Yoga can only be the seed of change, it is not change itself.