How to Help your Body Replenish After a Bikram Yoga Session

What happens when you combine purifying heat with 26 classic yoga postures? Bikram Yoga! This specialized form of movement, breathing, and mindfulness has been chancing peoples’ lives for years, and there are countless good reasons for it. From detoxing and immune strengthening to fat loss and core strength building, Bikram ‘hot yoga’ offers a full workout that brings on the sweat!

For fans of Bikram Yoga, one of the most common concerns is how to care for the body after a session. Most yogis and yoginis know that plenty of water and light food helps the body prepare for a great session, but what can be done afterwards to help the body replenish, rejuvenate, heal, and build? The good news is that the answer is in the form of natural foods – and there are some pretty simple and amazing ways to get them.

Electrolyte Power

One of the most important factors in having a great Bikram session is making sure that your body has enough electrolytes available for optimal muscle and nerve performance. During your session, cell salts and minerals will be depleted as your body uses them up with every stretch, push, and breath. Taking time to replenish your electrolytes after every single session is a great way to keep your muscles, heart, nerves, and digestive system happy. If you experience any negative issues after your yoga class, electrolytes may be the best place to start making a positive change.
Adelaide Hills Bikram stocks the Elektra range of Magnesium flakes which when added to your water will help you re-hydrate your body before, during or after class.

The Importance of pH

Maintaining alkalinity is perhaps one of the best ways to avoid illness and keep the body as fit as possible. When electrolytes and other essential nutrients run low, the body goes into depletion which can cause dramatic effects on the balance of the pH. Making sure that your body has what it needs at the right times is a great way to keep acidity away so that you can enjoy the health you deserve!

Real Food

Getting your nutrients, vitamins, and minerals from real food is the best way to see great results. While there are an endless amount of sports and energy drinks out there, none of them are as good as vibrant all-natural foods for your post-Bikram nourishment.

Getting greens, fruits, minerals, superfoods, and other good things into your body right after your next Bikram Yoga class can help your body make amazing things happen with the work you just put in. When your body has all the building blocks and resources it needs, it can do some great things! In fact, many people who don’t see the results they want to see after a 4-day Bikram challenge or after months of dedicated practice are often just a little off-center in how they nourish their body once the sweating is done. For this reason, we also stock Greens First, a plant-based superfood drink to make it easy for you to get what you need, when you need it, without all the hassle and stress.

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The unique Greens First formula is made from a cornucopia of real superfoods that include green like spinach and kale, fruits like blueberries and pears, active enzymes, superfoods like chlorella and spirulina, veggies like carrots and broccoli, and a whole array of vitamins and minerals.

Adding Greens First Original (Spearmint) or Berry to your practice is a great way to get the most out of every session while loving the body you’re in!