Perfect Hot Yoga Preparation.
3 Days before class
Avoid caffeine and start increasing water intake.
1 day before class
Drink 1 ounce of water for every pound of body weight. Example you weight 10 stones/140 pounds you must drink 70 ounces/3.5pints of water
Get Your Kit Together
You must bring a towel – ideally a large one to cover your (optional) yoga mat and a small face towel.
You should come dressed for the beach – that means as little as modestly possible. Your skin needs to sweat – technical fabrics like dri-fit – will encourage it’s healthy cooling effect.
Hot Yoga Day
3 or more hours Pre Class
Eat a light fruit based breakfast. Add avocado, nuts and seeds and perhaps some oatmeal to make an energising smoothie.
2 hours Pre Class
Sip water – large quantities will ‘interrupt’ your practise. (loo visits)
Fast – no more food until after class.
Arrive in good time for your Class
Find your spot as directed
Set out your towel
Face towel and
Drink bottle- make sure it’s full.
Expect to drink 4oz every 15 minutes.
You may rest in child’s pose on the mat or find a cooler spot at anytime AFTER pose 3.
However, stay in the room if at all possible, to get used to the heat and humidity.
Re-Hydrate, re- hydrate Coconut water or a sports drink. You need electrolytes and water.
Re-feed – your post workout nutrition will have a HUGE effect on both weigh and fat loss.
Choose easily absorbed carbohydrates and fast acting proteins
Post Workout Nutrition RECIPE
1 bottle Lucozade Sport (not diet) plus 20g of your chosen protein powder. Within 20-40 minutes of the end of your class. This will promote muscle repair and growth plus energy replacement. You might bring this with you to class.
Hope to see you soon.