Yoga Preparation & Post-Yoga Nutrition

March 22, 2019

Karolina Gawlak- Marketing Intern/ Member Services Manager

Yoga trains the mind and body, but in order to maximize your practice and feed your mind, you have to fuel your body the right way. Your body needs to be properly hydrated and fueled in order to make the most of your mat time. Here are a couple tips to help ignite your metabolism, improve your digestion, and regulate your emotions.  

  1. Drink Plenty Of Water

A few hours before your yoga class make sure you come well-hydrated and avoid caffeinated products. If you had an intense yoga workout, chances are that you were sweating quite a bit. It is extremely important to drink plenty of water after your workout. Not only does water refuel and replenish your body with plenty of essential vitamins and nutrients, but it also hydrates your skin and muscles. If you are looking to enhance your digestion and neutralize AMA toxins, try this recipe:

  • 3 thin slices of fresh ginger
  • ¼ tsp. fennel
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • 2 black peppercorns
  • 2 sprigs of mint

Boil 8 cups of water and add the herbs, allow it to steep. Enjoy.

  1. Post-yoga Nutrition

To keep your soreness to a minimum after a yoga workout, try eating plenty of foods that have high levels of protein. While some may turn to boneless chicken or tuna for their protein, there are plenty of other choices. For example, two tablespoons of peanut butter will give you eight grams of protein. Get some low-fat crackers and spread some peanut butter on them for a healthy post yoga snack. You can also use apples and bananas if you don’t have any low-fat crackers. Another great option is to make a smoothie with fruit, greens and chia or hemp seeds.

Make the most of your yoga practice, and prepare for our upcoming workshops!