Even though heat and humidity have a reputation for making great yoga weather, they can bite you in the butt. If you are like me, who starts sweating profusely the minute you think Ekam, please hydrate before you go for it. Not right before, you know the drill. Today I was what the cool girls call bendy and I thought my only problem was going to be my slippery mat. I even thought that the light headed feeling must be that I was relaxed and really concentratin’. Well, teacher came over to assist in Mari C and I almost threw up on her. I had to excuse myself an walk fast even though jogging to the bathroom which was occupied by the time I got there would have been best. I held the fort, but I was inside almost before my shala mate made it out. I did a little janitorial duty so it would not smell too bad for the next person, went back in, and closed my business for the day. I have gotten dizzy form sweating profusely before, and promise myself to be prepared next time. I guess it takes a close encounter with mortifying embarrassment for it to sink in. If you sweat buckets in normal weather, make time for coffee AND water before you practice in extreme heat & humidity. I somehow think(knew) India( or Bikram!) is not in the cards for me.