The body needs rest to repair itself after strenuous workouts, competitive games and races. Recovery is essential before moving to the next training. Some styles of Yoga are typically considered an active recovery that can ease the discomfort associated with delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS. The build-up of lactic acid often contributes to post-exercise stiffness and pain.
The primary purpose of Yoga for active recovery is to make the body function by moving and generating good energy within. Energy can move by enhancing blood flow in the circulatory system through the body’s channels, including blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, nerves, and connective tissues.
A low-intensity class promotes blood flow to the muscles, helping them recover faster and reducing the risk of inflammation. During the Ra Yoga low-energy expenditure active recovery workout sessions, preparing the body for the next scheduled training is essential, and the focus is on the following:
Increasing joint mobility,
Breathing slowly and in a controlled way,
Activating the relaxation response to speed recovery
Proper recovery is an essential factor to maximise performance and minimise injury. Before joining any typical yoga class, one should ask the yoga teacher leading the class whether the session suits their specific needs, as not all yoga styles are appropriate for active recovery.
RaYoga sessions benefit active recovery throughout all the classes, as the appropriate options are given to meet these needs.