The Best Way to Cool Down After Strength Training
After a tough workout, there's nothing better than giving your muscles and mind a little R&R. I recently chatted with Eoin Finn of Blissology Yoga at Wanderlust Whistler about the poses he suggests after a tough strength-training workout.
Eoin says it's important to start with something dynamic before heading into full chill-out mode. This way, your nervous system has time to switch gears from "the fight-or-flight to rest-and-digest mode." When you do the poses in this order, you'll leave your workout feeling energized, focused, and refreshed. Eoin suggests starting with three standing postures and then hitting the floor for an additional three. Be sure to breathe deep and link your breath with movement to make the most of your stretching session.