James Dickinson - June 02 2021
Post Workout Yoga
After an intense workout, the body needs further care in order to aid recovery so that an exercise routine may be maintained. After exercise, it is important to have a cooldown:
Rehydration - it is important to ensure that the body is fully rehydrated. Stretching will draw the fluids into the muscles to ensure correct recovery. We stock a number of excellent water bottles or flasks to take to class.
Stretch - through lengthening the muscles they will become less prone to knotting. During heavy exertion such as lifting weights, muscles become tense and contracted. Through performing various yoga poses muscles will be stretched out and relaxed. Furthermore, excess lactic acid will be removed. Stretching can be supported through blankets, blocks or bricks.
An alternate form of exercise - although various muscle groups are exercised during training for professional athletes, they are most likely targeting a specific ability such as lifting, running or muscle building. Yoga is a full-body form of exercise that utilises the body's own weight and operates out of the routine therefore engaging unused muscles, promoting all-round body strength and balance. We also offer a variety of yoga classes here in Poole.
Relax - high-intensity workouts usually raise blood pressure and heartbeat. It is important to lower both of these back to rest levels. Through utilising various Yoga techniques the heartbeat may be lowered more gradually and meditation may offer refection on the needs of the body. There are a number of products that aid relaxation such as bolsters, cushions, eye pillows or blankets.
A yoga cooldown is usually shorter than a typical yoga class as the body has already undergone exertion and its main focus is proper recovery. The main aim is to promote recovery and understand the needs of the body in order to achieve goals that may not be related to Yoga itself.