7 Cool Poses to Beat the Heat

Sure, you could eat watermelon or take a dip in the pool, but yoga can help your body and mind chill out, says Kristen Kemp of Powerflow Yoga.
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Sure, you could eat watermelon or take a dip in the pool, but yoga can help your body and mind chill out, says Kristen Kemp of Powerflow Yoga.

Bryant Park Yoga is back in New York City for its 12th season, featuring teachers curated by Yoga Journal. This week's featured instructor is Kristen Kemp, who taught at Bryant Park on Tuesday and will teach there again on Sept. 8th.

Part of the fun of steamy weather is finding the best ways to cool off. Sure, you could eat a slice of watermelon or take a dip in the pool, but yoga can also help your body beat the heat (and your mind chill out), says Kristen Kemp of Powerflow Yoga in New Jersey, who taught the Tuesday morning class at Bryant Park Yoga. Try these 7 poses when it's too muggy to breathe, whether you're practicing outside or in the studio.

All photos by Rob Quinones, Roqu Photography.