I think it's interesting how most yogis are pretty into their coffee.
I came across this blog of another lady who'd been in Sydney for Sharath's workshop, and I love how he told her "No coffee - No prana!"
Here's proof! (The picture was taken by yours truly) :p
I took a couple of workshops with Mark Whitwell earlier this year, and an assistant brought in his morning latte. Someone exclaimed that they were surprised he drank coffee. And Mark chirped "Even Krishnamacharya drank 5 cups of coffee a day!"
So yogis... be guilt-free and drink up! (In moderation of course... I still think 5 cups a day like The Great K is a wee bit too much caffeine!)
I've also recently bought myself a travel mug... was starting to feel guilty about all the disposable cups I've been throwing away everyday with my daily morning order of "One double-shot soy flat-white, please!"
I actually lug this around with me in my bag wherever I go now, and am surprised by how many local joints don't bat an eyelid when I pull this out with my order. Yay! I'm a Planeteer! (...maybe those Captain Planet cartoons did have an effect on me afterall.)
The up side to this... I use this same mug for holding my daily intake of water at the office (with refills, of course). I like drinking hot water - no, I'm not a freak. It's a Chinese thing, where the belief is it's better on your system than cold water is. So this mug helps retain heat a lot better than a regular mug does.
Also, even though I wash it thoroughly after my morning cuppa, it still gives my water a subtle coffee flavour too! Caffeine-infused water. Mmmmmmm. (Wasn't that all the rage in the US a few years ago? Now you can DIY it, like me.) :)
Maybe that's what's keeping me up at night. I went to bed really late last night and didn't have very good sleep at all. Hence, I was useless when the alarm rang for practice this morning and I was glued to the bed.
Oops. Maybe too much coffee/ coffee-infused water isn't good for you (and your practice) after all.