I didn’t want to go to yoga yesterday. I almost didn’t. But as always, I’m glad I did.
I was a bit exhausted to tell the truth, and my spine felt like it had been bent over backwards. Hang on — it had!
I asked the owner of the studio about electrolytes. Yogis say that with all the sweating you do in Bikram Yoga you need to replace potassium, sodium, calcium and some other -iums. The owner thought I was tired and sore because I’ve got an electrolyte deficiency. I guess Diet Coke doesn’t cut it as a post workout drink…
Even though I struggled in the second half of class, What do you mean we’re only half way through, I don’t want to do all these stupid lying down poses, I managed a full class. In yesterday’s first, I managed to glimpse my toe above my head in Standing Bow before I fell over, again and again.
Afterwards I bought a coconut milk and drank it before I went home and I’m feeling better. There might be something to this electrolyte thing after all.
Today I went to buy some more yoga gear. Some more shorts and crop tops that aren’t entirely black. It’s too hot to wear 3/4 pants and singlets. There is only one thing you need to know about buying gym tights – GUSSET people, gusset!