Salt yoga is based on the idea that exposure to salt is beneficial to health. While salt has almost always been lauded as a mineral that cleanses, balances, and heals, it wasn’t until the 1800s that dry salt therapy came into vogue. Early physicians in Europe and the Middle East noticed that salt mine workers typically possessed healthier constitutions and were less likely to fall ill in comparison to their above-ground counterparts. It was found that when salt was mined and removed from the earth, microscopic particles were released into the air and inhaled by the workers. Since salt is antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory, they deduced that the workers’ exposure to salt was the cause of their increased health. Seeking a way to capitalize on this new discovery, European scientists were determined to find a way replicate these beneficial effects outside of the mine. A few years later halotherapy was born. While you might think that this is just another trend, like SUP yoga or cat yoga, salt has long played a role in physical therapy and recovery. Most of us know how nice it is to slip into a warm bath of Epsom Salts after a difficult practice—dry salt therapy is much the same.
Most salt rooms are designed to be peaceful places of introspection. The humidity, air circulation, and temperature are all carefully controlled to provide a calm and soothing environment. Expect to be bathed in the warm glow of Himalayan lamps and a combo of 1300 pounds pure sea salt and Himalayan Salts . Another great benefit of meditating or practicing yoga in a salt room is the increased presence of negative ions. While computers, electronics, and other modern conveniences are part of our day-to-day, they also give off a ton of positive ions. Although it sounds quite the opposite, these positive ions can throw our systems out of alignment and cause feelings of depression and irritability. Luckily, salt acts as a counterbalance; giving off negative ions that can re-balance our senses and bring feelings of joy and increased energy. Doing poses and meditations in this space, especially when integrating breath work, benefits the body in ways beyond traditional.
Our group classes can hold up to 3 people and cost $40.
Our private class gives you the one on one with Marcia and costs $65.