How to nourish yourself after yoga
We’ve provided tips on how to prepare for a yoga class. So now it’s time to consider how to be mindful of your Self after your practice. Sometimes, we feel as though the practice is enough and that’s the end of it. In fact, it’s just a part of the process and post yoga health is just as important..
After your next yoga session, stay in the sense of awareness and try to consider a few of the points below:
- Perhaps have a herbal tea or warm lemon water 30 mins after class (you allow your body to flush out any toxins releasing from the practice)
- Have breakfast, lunch or dinner about 45 mins after class if possible (enables the body to process the benefits of the class before it sets to work on the digestion process. Muscles require proteins to heal and replenish. Try lean meats, or eggs, nuts, soya)
- Be aware of your portions – try having a light meal instead of a full meal after a session (be compassionate and make it easy for your body to digest and notice that it only takes a little to satisfy you)
- Try to avoid excessive alcohol, meats and parties after a yoga session. Stay present in the mind-set you’ve created in class and get an early night
Drink, Eat, Sleep well!