Puerto Vallarta Yoga | Facing the Summer Heat
As the summer season approaches, facing the heat can be hard to bear. Here at Vikara Wellness Yoga, we welcome the heat as a tool to dive deeper into the mind and body, we use the natural elements of Mother Nature to guide us into a new experience. Just how seasons change, we also welcome the change of our practice.
In support and preparation for the Puerto Vallarta Yoga experience, below are 3 tips of awareness:
1. Water, water, and more water. It is recommended to drink at least 16 ounces of water two hours before class, drinking frequently during the practice, and consuming 20 to 40 ounces afterward for every hour of exercise.
2. Show some skin. Sweating is the body’s primary defense against overheating, and bare skin allows your body to release heat more easily.
3. Recognize the signs of heat exhaustion. The first symptom of heat exhaustion is a pulse rate that rockets and stays elevated. Dizziness, headache, nausea, confusion, vomiting, cramps, fatigue, weakness, and vision disturbances are cause for immediate concern. Also, beware decreased sweating—a sign of serious dehydration.