Extreme fatigue/light-headedness after bikram class

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Extreme fatigue/light-headedness after bikram class

Postby Pro Radii » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:01 am

I've been practicing bikram yoga for a year and a half, and after class I am always a mess. :( About an hour later I'll have a horrible migraine along with fatigue, and light-headedness. I know that it's recommended to drink a lot of water after class since you've lost so much, but that doesn't seem to help no matter how much/how little I drink.

I think the problem is with electrolytes. I try to eat something like dates after class, or vega bars/larabars. I've also tried combining agave nectar/lemon juice/sea salt into a big water bottle, but it still doesn't work. Maybe I'm getting the ratios wrong? It usually helps if I have a small nap soon afterwards, but that isn't always practical if I have class or work later on in the day.

Any suggestions?
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Postby dropSoul » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:54 am

Fuel up beforehand too. Eat and drink and drink and drink. It actually sounds like a heat stroke and that's no good, switch to another less hot version of yoga. Everyone's different, some folks can't deal with heat and humidity at that level, don't sweat it.
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Postby Pro Radii » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:39 am

I usually drink a green protein smoothie two hours before class (I'm careful to not eat too close to class in order to avoid being sick). I don't think the problem is water either, as I drink a TON of it, several litres. I'd rather not quit bikram yoga as I'm addicted to it, but if I thought it posed a health risk I would. I've tried other forms of hot yoga but still prefer bikram. I still can't figure out what my problem is! Some days I feel better afterwards than others; I need to figure out what I'm doing differently!
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Postby soc » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:56 pm

I had my first yoga class today and I didn't sweat, however one of the exercises gave me nausea and I'm with terrible head-aches, is that normal? I feel like throwing up and my head is pumping some pain
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Postby BlueRose » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:24 am

#1 Talk to the instructor and mention these ailments. They may be able to find some adjustments for you.

#2 It sounds to me like you're pushing yourself too hard in class, tbh. Go at your own pace and don't worry about what level everyone else is on.
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