At least that seems to be the case when it comes to yoga. I have always prefered to practice in the afternoon, evening. occasionally, when doing challenges, I went to a morning class. I found myself to be as stiff as a board, and if it was really early (like 6am) not quite tuned in enough to get what I needed from the yoga. Or so it seemed.
Once I started teaching, I went to classes when they would fit in – usually I would practice after I taught. Practicing before gives me yoga brain mouth…you know what yoga brain does to you, yup, now apply that to trying to guide people through a class. Not for me. So usually I would be warmed up and the class, if it was morning, was not first thing for me.
This challenge, I have been doing more than usual amount of morning classes. In fact last week, I did 5 out of 7 classes in the morning. And you know what, each class I hurt, I was stiff, I was sore.
I went today to the 5:30pm class.
And YAY! Very little pain, some stiffness and soreness, but overall a good class.
This week, I am going to be an afternoon / evening yogi and see if it makes any difference at all in the long run.