Perform These 5 Yoga Poses Post Workout, To Enhance Your Training

Yoga post workout!

We all know that it’s important to stretch the entire body after we finish a good workout, right? Do we know this? Well, let me show you something… Keep reading to see what I’m talking about…

After you finish working out, what do you do? You walk it off and relax. Maybe jump in the shower or grab a snack to refuel. However, that may not be the smartest choice. This pro post will let you know what is important to stretch after a workout. This ranges from reducing soreness to increasing endorphins.

Different stretches will benefit you in different ways, find what’s best for you before you begin doing post-workout stretches. Stretching after you exercise is one of the best ways to improve your health and reduce post-workout pain.

You just rocked a workout, but you’re not quite done yet. Post workout cool down and stretching are equally important as the workout itself. Here are seven yoga postures that stretch your tired muscles, calm your mind, and if done regularly, can help increase flexibility and mobility.

1. Legs up the wall

This is hands-down my favourite post-workout yoga posture. Not only does it boost circulation to help you recover faster, this restorative posture can also quiet the mind.

How to:

  • Lay on your back, shimmy your bum close to a wall and rest your legs straight up on the wall.

READ ALSO: Try These Yoga and Stretching Exercises Plus The Correct Form For Healthy Mind And Body

2. Knee-to-chest stretch

Knee-to-chest stretch is a great all-around stretch for your hamstrings, glutes, and lower back.

How to:

  • Lay on your back with your legs straight; bend one leg up toward your chest.
  • Hug it close to your chest while pushing your back to the floor; hold for 20 seconds.
  • Repeat on the other side.

3. Forward bend

This juicy stretch not only feels oh-so-good on the hamstrings, it also lengthens the spine.

How to:

  • Fold forward and dangle your arms toward the floor, bending your legs as much as you need to.
  •  Interlace your hands behind your back; as you bend forward, they’ll rise over your head.

READ: Perform These Restorative Yoga Poses From The Comfort Of Your Bed To Assist A Refreshing Vibrant Sleep And Toned Body

4. Runner’s lunge

Runner’s lunge is another excellent hamstring, hip, and quad stretch.

How to:

  • From a kneeling position, place one foot forward.
  • Exhale as you lean forward into the lunge, keeping your back straight and core tight.
  • Hold for one minute, and then repeat on the other side.

5. Wheel

This posture targets your quads, shoulders, and neck.

How to:

  •  Lay on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor near your butt.
  • Clasp your hands under your pelvis, bringing your shoulder blades close together, and lift your hips off the floor.
  • Hold for 30 seconds.

SEE ALSO: The Best 9 Stimulating Yoga Poses For That Ultimate Stretch And Span Of The Shoulders

There you have it! Try these and come back here to let me know about the results!

Written by Valentin Bosioc

Valentin Bosioc - wellness specialist, certified personal trainer, certified fitness instructor, celebrity trainer, Musclemania Champion, Ninja Warrior Semifinalist, world wide motivator!

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