Use This Yoga Flow to Recover From an Intense Workout

This yoga flow is a great and quick work “in” as opposed to a workout. Many times, we need to do some stretching to help us recover from more intense workout days. This flow is a great way to spend your rest day, and it will do the following:

  1. Balance the tension in the connective tissue
  2. Invigorate your body
  3. Take stress off your joints

Perform each pose for two minutes, one minute for each side, or as indicated. Repeat them all in a circuit, and repeat the circuit twice.


Supine Pelvic Tilt
Reps/duration: 2 minutes


Cat Cow
Reps/duration: 2 minutes

Reps/duration: 2 minutes (1 minute each side)

Standing Bend
Reps/duration: 2 minutes (Perform 4 reps, hold each for 30 seconds)

Reps/duration: 2 minutes (1 minute each side)

Modified Child’s Pose
Reps/duration: 2 minutes (1 minute each knee)

Tree Pose
Reps/duration: 1 minute (30 seconds each leg)

Photo credit: Form, Unsplash; Tom Casey,
Model: Ashley Johnsen, GX24 Instructor