Bikram Tysons Blog

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Lots of you have asked us what proper hydration is.  Indeed, the most important thing you can do to feel good during your yoga practice is to come well-hydrated.  If you ever feel tingling in your fingers or toes or get muscle cramps during class, it is likely because you are dehydrated.  We recommend that Bikram students drink at least 3-5 liters of water each day.  However, it is so important to supplement your water intake with electrolytes as well.  If not, you're just going to flush those crucial minerals out of your system.  So, it is important to make sure you're getting enough Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium in your diet.  A diet rich in fruits and vegetables provides many necessary electrolytes, but coconut water is a great natural source of these as well.  Zico is always a tasty choice, and not only does chocolate zico have extra magnesium, it also taste like dessert in a bottle!  Taste Nirvana Coconut Water has always been a fan favorite, and now you can follow the link to get it shipped directly to your door!  Try a coconut water before or after class - it will help your practice become even stronger.