Well I’ve always said I learn from every class I practise and definitely every class I teach!
In the early days I did not use to drink as much water as I should as I was always worried that I would need to go to the loo mid class! Then when it was really drilled into me that I should be drinking a lot more water than I had been, I started upping my intake. What I found was my strength and practice was like night and day (it was almost like a totally different experience) and I was amazed at how such a simple thing could shift how much stronger and more capable I felt.
The other day I went to class and realised very early on in the piece that I did not feel as strong in the postures. Then it dawned on me that not only had I eaten something salty for lunch I had not drunk very much water after that. The difference in my practice was almost tangible so I thought I would reiterate it here how important it is to drink water throughout the day. It really is necessary and definitely helps so much with your determination, concentration and focus which is such a part of this dynamic Bikram Yoga System.