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.
ASMR Stretching Routine For Flexibility
After a hard workout, you might need to release the tension in your muscles with a solid stretching routine. There's an ASMR video for that. Grapes LeafASMR offers a guided ASMR stretching video to help you loosen up after a good sweat.
Yoga For Bedtime | ASMR
If you exercise at night, but sometimes feel too keyed up to sleep, this ASMR yoga video from Jocie B ASMR is an ideal addition to your post-workout, pre-bedtime routine. It will help reduce the adrenaline in your body and replace it with feelings of pure relaxation so you can easily drift off to dreamland.
ASMR Full Body Muscle Relaxation
There's nothing better than a massage after a hard workout, or any time for that matter. Realistically, you can't get a massage every time you're at the gym. Enter this ASMR muscle-relaxation video from WhisperAudios ASMR. Listen to the soft voice as it guides you through a full-body relaxation routine.
ASMR Role Play | Cool Down With Workout Buddy For Relaxation
Working out alone doesn't mean you have to do your post-workout cool down by yourself. This video from Mike Bryant ASMR, also known as The Velvet Whisperer, guides you through a post-run stretching routine with a virtual buddy. It's focused on positive encouragement, and it's all spoken in a soothing just-above-a-whisper voice to help you feel accomplished, relaxed, and content.
ASMR Personal Trainer — Foam Rolling
ASMR Chair Massage & Cupping Therapy
With ASMR, watching and listening to a massage can feel almost as good as getting one yourself. Imagine your back and neck releasing pent-up tension as you watch this ASMR video from Mausblau after your next workout. If you love it, there's a companion video to help plunge you into an even deeper state of relaxation.
No matter what your fitness level, everyone deserves a reward for completing a workout. Treat your mind, body, and spirit with a little post-workout ASMR. It's pretty much guaranteed to make you feel good. Don't forget your headphones!
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