Dear Yogi who sweats just as much as I do,
Please place your yoga mat at least a foot apart from your fellow yogis’ to avoid dripping anywhere else besides your designated space. Maybe leave a little extra room up front for doing poses like Half Moon, where you are “dangling” off the mat. May I also recommend a sweatband to help catch the sweat before it leaves your forehead?
An antiperspirant is a must. Not just deodorant that masks the smell, but an antiperspirant. I don’t know how else to say that kindly.
The day before class, try to avoid any gas-inducing foods and beverages. Yes, carbonated drinks, beans, broccoli, Fiber One bars, cheese and Tex-Mex will cause extra smells to emit from your body in addition to your sweat glands. (Ever had someone fart in the bathroom while you take a shower? Exactly.)
Also, I’d appreciate it if you were more conscious of your limbs whenever there are poses where we’re reaching arms and legs outward toward your neighbors. Nothing is grosser and more awkward than brushing sweaty arm to sweaty arm. I can take a step forward if you will take a step back, and then we can both avoid skin contact.
And finally, when class is done, please take the time to wipe up your puddles. I mean THOROUGHLY wipe up your puddles. Maybe even spray some tea tree oil solution (some studios have these available for communal use) to disinfect the area while you clean your bio mess until it is dry. The class after you will appreciate that.