There has been a ton of research that has gone into the benefits of post-workout yoga. Some of the benefits include:
- Becoming more in touch with your body
- Increased flexibility
- Protection from injury
- Increased quality of sleep
Cooling down after a workout is an important step to your exercise routine. Stretching or doing yoga helps prevent cardiovascular and muscular mishaps. Whether you’re at a workout class, the gym, training session, or just got back from a run, making time to do a quick post-workout yoga routine will save you from aches the next day.
Flowing yoga movements help lower your heart rate and lengthen the muscles that have been used in your day and in your workout. It also benefits to have a mindset shift, moving from a fast pace mindset to a slower one. Yoga is a great way to become more mindful of your body and how it reacts to poses and its surroundings. Not to mention the calming effect and stress reduction, which might be why you’re exercising in the first place. Yoga is a great way to slow down and see things more clearly. The mindfulness associated with yoga benefits your health in every aspect.
Your post-workout yoga doesn’t have to be time-consuming, complex, or difficult. You can accomplish all the movements your body is craving in about ten minutes.