4 Reasons You Need Water When Practicing Yoga

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Hi Lovelies.  I hope you all are recovering nicely from 4th of July.  I don’t know if I mentioned this, but I am back to teaching yoga and I am so excited.  I have been going to the gym regularly and now that I am teaching one class a week, it’s making me more focused to get myself back on track.

One thing I have noticed with the extra activity and getting back into hot yoga, is the importance of water. With my increase in activity and sweating, I have been getting calf cramps and feeling a little under the weather.  My skin feels dry, and I’ve been waking up sore.  Which is no good for my workout routine.  It hit me that I wasn’t drinking enough water. Duh.  I tell people after class every week to be sure to drink water and I wasn’t even listening to my own advice.

So, today my yogi teacher self is going to tell you 4 reasons you need water when practicing yoga.

1. Aiding in detoxification

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Water flushes your system.  This is huge when practicing yoga.  There are so many postures designed to cleanse your system, from your endocrine system to your stomach.  If you aren’t drinking enough water to flush the toxins from your body, you can feel sick and achy.  This is one of the first signs that the toxins are remaining in your body.   By increasing your water intake, you are allowing your body to rid itself of unwanted waste.  Big score.

2. Rehydrating your body

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This is a no-brainer right?  Especially, with hot yoga. You sweat. You sweat A LOT!  You need to drink enough water to replenish what you are losing.  This will help keep your body hydrated, keeping your skin looking lovely and your muscles from cramping.  By choosing a brand like smartwater, you can rehydrate with a clean crisp taste that will keep you feeling good all day.

3. Beautifying your skin

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We all want that beautiful after yoga glow.  Am I right?  Again, by adding more water to your life, this allows your body to flush itself of toxins.  Starting with the biggest organ in your body.  Your skin.  Sweat it out, flush it out.  Thrist for more.  Drink more.

4. Promoting Weight Loss

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Finally, water can help promote weight loss.  One thing your body can do is trick you.  You may think you are hungry, when really your body just needs more water.  So, by staying hydrated you can avoid overeating.  Also, while you are flushing those toxins, that waste is helping your system run more efficiently.  Which is key to weight loss.  If you are like me and weight loss is a big part of your journey, there is one more trick you can add.  Pick up some naturally sweetened Green Tea like Honest Organic Green Tea with Honey.

  Now, I don’t know about you, but I am a water snob.  It has to be the perfect temperature and I will only drink certain brands.  My husband actually makes fun of me for this.  No joke.  I am a smartwater junky, always have been.   The only problem is that I am a mom, I’m always thinking about costs and I’m always short on time.  I love my smartwater, but I want to get it for the best price and conveniently.  So, I get all my hydration goodies at CVS.  I can earn and use my ExtraBucks rewards to stay hydrated.  It’s a win, win.  Head to your local CVS refrigerator section, then to your nearest yoga class.

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Get your stretch on and feel good on the inside and out.  Here is your added bonus, Spend $5, get $2 in ExtraBucks rewards in-store with your CVS ExtraCare Rewards Card.

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  1. July 6, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    I have recently jumped back into a workout routine, and couldn’t agree with you more! Water is a must!!! I’m making it a point to drink a ton!

    • July 8, 2016 / 12:05 am

      Yay! Jessica we should be workout buddies. I always love having someone to help keep me on track. xo ~ Megan

  2. July 6, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    I am a serious water addict, I wish I was a yoga addict too haha! You look fabulous, even in work out gear girl! and PS, your skin is AMAZING

    • July 8, 2016 / 12:06 am

      Thank you so much Lindsay!! You have to get on the yoga train. Maybe you just haven’t found the right teacher. 🙂 xo ~ Megan

  3. July 6, 2016 / 11:37 pm

    I used to love yoga when I was in college, I need to get back into it… I run a lot these days and the stretching and flexibility would probably be good for me! I love this water, I pick it up sometimes at the store!


    • July 8, 2016 / 12:07 am

      Yes Carrie! Yoga is so good for runners. I had a friend that actually taught a yoga class specifically for runners. So good for you. xo ~ Megan

  4. July 7, 2016 / 12:11 am

    Yes water is soo important!!! I’m always trying to get my husband to drink more water. I’ve got to try hot yoga! I have always wanted to but I’ve never done it!!

  5. Brittany
    July 7, 2016 / 12:16 am

    Water is definitely one thing I need to drink more!!!!!! I am on a weight loss journey and really think it will help tremendously if I only drank water!

    • July 8, 2016 / 12:08 am

      It definitely will. Try adding lemon, strawberry or orange. It is a great way to mix it up. xo ~ Megan

    • July 8, 2016 / 12:09 am

      Yoga can also be a really good workout depending on the style and your teacher. I had the ladies in my class sweating this week. 🙂 xo ~ Megan

  6. July 7, 2016 / 11:54 am

    Staying hydrated is so, so important in the summer + when you’re exercising! Love these yoga shots, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • July 8, 2016 / 12:09 am

      Thank you so much Ashley! Staying hydrated is so important. xo ~ Megan

  7. July 7, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    I totally feel ya on the water. Smart water is my absolute favorite too! These are great tips, and you look beautiful!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  8. July 8, 2016 / 12:24 pm

    I am definitely not good at keeping hydrated as much as I should. I get headaches and I know it affects my skin too. I’m refocusing! {client}

    • July 9, 2016 / 11:29 pm

      Yes headaches can definitely be a sign of dehydration. You can totally get back on track. xo ~ Megan

  9. July 8, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    I try to go to yoga at least once a week. I always feel so great afterwards. Congrats on teaching again!

    Doused In Pink

    • July 9, 2016 / 11:26 pm

      Thank you so much Jill! I am so excited to be teaching again. You don’t realize how much you missed something until you start doing it again. xo ~ Megan

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