The Yes Woman: Five minutes into Bikram yoga and I’m seeing black dots

Everyone is too busy perishing with heat to have the energy to sexualise anyone else

‘I love that the attire is all about utility.’ File photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

‘I love that the attire is all about utility.’ File photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Bikram yoga takes place in a room that is heated to 40 degrees. That’s essentially like doing yoga outdoors in Kuwait during August, but without the sunburn.

The Yes Woman series is about saying yes to experiences that I would previously have rejected, and I would have rejected this experience outright, with a sense of satisfaction at a 40-degree bullet dodged. But this time I had no choice.

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