The answer to Balance: Practice Warm Yin
If your goal is to maintain a consistent practice, but sometimes find you’ve overexerted yourself in or out of class - this doesn’t mean you have to sit out for the day. If you want to heal faster and continue to grow, there are some things you can do to restore balances, and they are more effective than rest alone:
drink water with electrolytes
In addition to your favorite electrolyte blends, pick up some “lite salt” at the grocery store. In order to achieve a low sodium content per serving, light salt is a blend of salt, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. These just happen to be all the ingredients we classify as electrolytes. A pinch of this and a touch of freshly squeezed lemon juice to a big bottle of water and you’ve got a powerful recovery drink.
restore with warm yin
Our Warm Yin class is a lower-temperature restorative sequence that puts a good bit of focus on restoring flexibility to the hips and core while keeping the intensity low. At 60 minutes, this is our shortest class. Warm Yin is great for accelerated recovery after several days of Hot Yoga, marathon runs and long cycling treks.
Walking is what the human body was designed to do. Walking at a moderate intensity for 20-60 minutes while focusing on breathing could be one of the most sustainable forms of exercise available, and it helps tremendously with recovery. Just remember to stay hydrated and use ample electrolytes - especially if you’re in a hot climate like the keys.