Who else needs some active recovery in their lives?
Or just more activity?! Real talk: life has been extremely different the past 4 months. Maybe you are like me and have been keeping consistent with the at-home workouts. On the other hand, maybe you have used this time as a break for your body. Now you find yourself ready to add more activity to your life. No matter which boat you are in, my Yoga with Adriene for Active Recovery video recommendations are a good place to start! Read on for the videos and a short description of what to expect in each.
If you don’t want to read through the descriptions of each video:
This is my go-to video for when I am in need of a longer stretch day. It is 45 minutes total and have a lovely variety of stretches for the entire body. I love this one specifically because it does a lot of work in to stretch the hip flexors. I find this perfect for me because I do a lot of walking and activity with my legs. They are also great stretches for people who do more sitting as well. My only warning with this one is some of the poses require quite a bit of flexibility so make sure to follow the modifications if you aren’t flexible enough!
I discovered this video with Eric when I recruited him to do yoga with me. We both loved it! It is 40 minutes and the perfect mix of work and stretch. This one is more active than the deep stretch practice, however, I found it just as relaxing and rejuvenating. In this video, she takes the time to stretch and check in with the body. Then, she also adds some poses to challenge your strength and increase the intensity a bit. This is a great video if you want active recovery with a bit of challenge!
I’ll be honest I am partial towards this video because it was the first Yoga with Adriene video I discovered. Similar to the Yoga Kiss Flow, this one is a good mix of recovery with some work involved. It is one of her earlier videos, but that doesn’t take away from the quality. This video is good for easing back into activity or if you are trying to add more strengthening into your routine. Bonus, it is in a park!
You know I love my core work, so naturally, this one makes the cut. It is only 20 minutes and is perfect for recovery while still getting some heat in the core. The short length of this video makes it a great one for work breaks, at the beginning, or at the end of the day. I believe that having a strong core is one of the best things you can do for your body. Considering this video is only 20 minutes, what do you have to lose by at least trying it?
What do you want to see next?!
Comment below or reach out for suggestions on what types of videos you want me to share next week!