What To Eat After Yoga

Yoga is a great activity, but too often a class can be affected by a full stomach or dehydration. To make sure that you feel as great as your sun salutations look, we've compiled a few tips for best eating before and after yoga.

Since the practice of yoga began, it has been tied with Ayurvedic eating. As ayurveda hinges on the concept of three different kinds of eating, this means that there is no right or wrong diet associated with yoga. However, there are a few things to keep in mind for the best possible class. Here are some simple tips for eating well for the best possible yoga practice.

Your stomach should be empty. Leave a comfortable cushion of time between eating and going to your yoga class. If you're a post-work yogini, have a healthy snack around 2 or 3 pm, letting your system digest enough before practicing. If you're starving before class, choose a snack of watermelon or other

Stay hydrated. Drink 2-3 glasses of water in the morning before your class, or if you're going at lunch or after work, make sure to drink plenty of H2O throughout the day.

Bring a snack for after class. On the way home, dig into a stash of nuts and dried fruits. Or bring some homemade granola for a delicious pick-me-up treat. The protein and fiber in either option are great post-yoga foods.

Eat well for dinner. After exercising and treating your body well at yoga, there's no reason to slack in the kitchen! Pair whole grains with vegetables and a healthy protein such as eggs or fish.

What are your tips for eating before and after yoga?

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