Exclusive routine from Work IN: The Athlete's Plan for Real Recovery and Winning Results!
If you are feeling resistance to giving recovery your full focus, remember that this is likely an unconscious habit rather than a choice. Especially in the times when you are struggling to transition from effort to ease, stop "trying" so hard to relax and use visualization to help you to get to the root of the resistance and dissolve it. Use this routine to Work IN. Includes a pre/post practice check in — a pause to notice how you feel. These observations help you to establish a baseline of where you're at, become more aware of the effects of your practice, absorb the benefits, and increase your motivation to continue.
- Focus: mental focus, recovery
- When: post-workout or recovery day
- Suggested prop: bolster or pillow to sit on