Fuel for Flow

by Liz Skarvelis April 02, 2019 1 min read

Fuel for Flow l Mukha Yoga

You know what you shouldn’t eat before a yoga class? A peanut butter milkshake. Trust me. I’ve done the research. The forward folds, the twists, the BURPS… Never again.

Okay then, now that we’ve got that sorted, let’s talk about what you should eat and drink prior to class to fuel your flow. The primary macronutrients to focus on consuming are carbohydrates and protein - carbohydrates for energy and protein for sustainability. Also, while downing a hydro flask of water right before class may seem like a good idea, ideally you want to hydrate about 30 minutes prior to class and continue to sip throughout class.

Below are my tried and true pre-yoga snacks and beverages that have provided satiation, hydration, and sustainable energy.

Morning
Banana and almond butter
Piece of toast and avocado
Scrambled egg in a corn tortilla

Afternoon
¼ cup of almonds and an apple
Vegetables and hummus
LARA bar

The best hydration is electrolyte enhanced water, especially for longer or heated classes. I have found Ultima powder to be palatable and useful. You can buy canisters and they also sell single use packets for the yogi-on-the-go.

The last tip I offer is to eat to satiation, not to full capacity. Digesting food takes quite a bit of energy and you want energy to flow and to enjoy your practice!

Liz Skarvelis l Mukha YogaBy Liz Skarvelis

                         All Rights Reserved @2019

Liz Skarvelis
Liz Skarvelis


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in INSPIRATION

Student+Teacher=Union l Mukha Yoga
Student + Teacher = Union

by Liz Skarvelis June 10, 2019 1 min read

Are you a current student of yoga? How do you connect with your teacher? Do you feel comfortable giving your teacher feedback and asking your teacher questions?
Read More
Yoga of Relationships l Mukha Yoga
Yoga of Relationships

by Julie Bertagna June 03, 2019 2 min read

Learning to pause is the first step toward transformation and healing in relationships. When triggered, we can take a deep breath before jumping to blaming, withdrawing,
Read More
Yoga & Injuries (knees) l Mukha Yoga
Yoga & Injuries (knees)

by Fae Leslie Hoffman May 27, 2019 2 min read

Knees are delicate joints that need love and attention! If you have a knee injury, yoga can help strengthen the stabilizing muscles around the knee and can create 
Read More

Subscribe

Size Chart

Prana Size Chart

XSmall
Small
Medium
Large
XLarge
US Size
 0-2              
 4-6       
 8-10       
 12-14   
16  
Bust
 32-33
 34-35
 36-37
 38.5-40
 41.5
Waist
28-29
30-31
32-33
32.5-36
37.5
Inseam - Pants
31-32
32
33
34
34

 

  Beyond Yoga Size Chart 

XSmall
Small
Medium
Large
XLarge
US Size
 2-4               
 4-6       
 6-8        
 10-12   
14-16    
Bust
 32
 34
 36
 38
 40
Inseam
31"
31.5"
32"
32.5"
33"
Hip
34.5-35.5"
36.5-7.5"
38.5-39.5"
40.5-41.5"
42.5-43.5"

         

   Lole Fit Guide

 

XSmall
Small
Medium
Large
XLarge
US Size
2               
 4       
6        
10-12   
14-16    
Bust
32/33
 33.5/35
 35.5/37
38/39.5
40.5/42
Inseam
32"
32"
32"
32"
32"
Hip
35-36.5"
37-38.5"
39-40.5"
41.5-43"
44-45.5"

 

Lily Lotus Size Chart

 

XSmall
Small
Medium
Large
XLarge
US Size
 0-2
 2-4
 4-6
 6-8
 8-10
Bust
 30
 32
 34
 36
 38+
Inseam
 31"
31.5"
32"
 32.5"
 33"
glyder-sports-bra l Mukha Yoga