While yogis get the treat of experiencing the relaxing benefits of shavasana at the end of their practice, not all workouts end with a calming cool down. The good news is that you can easily add one to your fitness routine by watching ASMR videos designed to help you relax after a workout.
Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, better known as ASMR, "describes the experience of tingling sensations in the crown of the head, in response to a range of audio-visual triggers such as whispering, tapping, and hand movements," a study published in the journal PLOS ONE reported. The study concluded that "ASMR is a reliable and physiologically-rooted experience that may have therapeutic benefits for mental and physical health." Even if you don't experience brain tingles (not everyone does), watching post-workout ASMR videos can help you feel good by reducing your heart rate and promoting full body and mind relaxation.
According to ASMR University, the act of watching ASMR videos can create biological changes in the body, reduce stress, anxiety and depression, help with sleep, and may relieve chronic pain. If you feel like your workout is missing a relaxing cool down, watching ASMR videos after a good sweat can help you peacefully end your exercise routine. Ready to get started? Chill out with one of these nine ASMR videos after your next workout.