A yogi is a practitioner of yoga, or a person who practices yoga as a form of exercise. While Yoga is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. AkaYoga is a seemingly impossible and weirdly twisted poses people practice on a flat surface with a special yoga mat”. <<My definition>>

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Yoga’s not just a fabulous way to improve your mind and body, it’s also one of the most recommended activities for enhancing your digestion. Would you please stop folding your arms across your chess and squinting your eyes giving me that look like “Do you even know what your talking about or the very least, tried out this exercise?” Yes, I have tried yoga, its painful if you are as stiff as me just for the first few days before you end up getting the hang of it. That’s the reason why I chose Salsa over Yoga, but Heey” this aint about me.!!

Digestion is an important part of our health and affects how we feel on so many levels, so it’s important to eat healthy to support our digestion, especially before we head off to exercise.  Yoga involves lots of turns and twists, so you’ll need to be sure that your pre-workout eats don’t leave you bloated, light-headed, or in a food-coma. You also shouldn’t head off to yoga class without eating, since that disrupts your blood sugar levels and can lower your metabolism, which leads to muscle loss.

Here are some of the tips on how to eat healthy before heading for a yoga class.

  1. 15 mins before a class.

SMOOTHIE BOWL

Reach for something you can enjoy in a few bites that offers quick energy. Half a banana or a couple sips of a fruit smoothie are all great options. A banana contains soluble fiber, which digests slowly and won’t spike your blood sugar. Bananas are also friendly to the stomach, and their natural sugars will help sustain you through your workout practice.Pairing a banana with some low sugar or low sugar or sugar-free vegan yogurt (that contains live cultures to feed good bacteria even further) will help sustain you even longer and support your digestion.

2. 30 mins before.

Fruits and Nuts

Its highly recommended to eat something healthy half an hour before stepping to your mat. Grab something small (100 calories or less) that’s mostly carbs, like a banana, half a fruit and nut bar, or a few crackers, and two glasses of water. Dried fruit and nut bars that contain no added sugars are a great pre-workout option. The dried fruit will provide you with energy and the raw nuts in the bar will help the sugars in the fruit digest more slowly.

3.  2 hours before.

ALMOND CHICKEN SALAD

Opt for a small 300- to 400-calorie meal that’s easy to digest. It should be a combination of carbs for energy, protein to satiate your hunger and build muscle, and healthy fats that support the heart. Be sure to go low in fiber and low in saturated fat to avoid digestive upset. Go for Greek yogurt with fruit and nuts, a protein smoothie, sliced strawberries on whole-wheat toast, or homemade chicken salad on an English muffin. Don’t forget your water – at least 2 to 3 glasses.

Feel free to share where you normally have your yoga classes {for those in Nairobi}, I believe now am ready for some action of awkward twist and body postures.

Love and Love.

TD.

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