What To Eat Before & After Yoga

Practicing yoga is a great way to keep healthy and balanced throughout this pandemic. While yoga is all about finding inner peace and connecting with our bodies, we should also practice eating mindfully and healthily.



It’s important to listen to our bodies before and after yoga to determine when and what to eat as our bodies hold all the wisdom to help us eat intuitively - we just have to create the space to listen.


Here are some foods that will help prepare and replenish your body.


BEFORE

It’s important to remember to eat at least 2 hours before you practice to give yourself enough time to digest. Avoid spicy, fatty and acidic foods which could give you indigestion while you practice.


Simple Carbs

· Bananas

· Apples

· Peanut butter

· Avocado toast

· Hummus


Energizing Snacks

· Oatmeal

· Protein bars


Easy-to-digest Foods

· Yogurt with dried fruits

· Eggs

· Protein shakes

· Fruit smoothies


Hydrate

· Coconut water

· Lemon water



AFTER

Even though you want to regain the electrolytes in your body, you should only drink water 30 minutes after your session. You should also indulge in high carbs and high protein foods to re-fuel your body.


Carbs & Protein

· Muesli with dried fruits and nuts

· Whole-grain cereals

· Quinoa and broccoli

· Steamed veges with avocado

· Fruit smoothies with yogurt/kefir

· Greek yogurt parfait


Let’s stay healthy and continue in our practice for a happy, balanced life.