Recovery Day Routine is another nice, relaxing flexibility routine from Jessica Smith. The title says it is 20 minutes but it is actually 26:30 minutes long. This was exactly what I needed after a week of Barlates. This morning (and yesterday) every single muscle in my body was hurting. I started with Jessica‘s Kickboxing Ballet to warm me up then I finished with this Recovery Day Routine. This actually was a great recovery day stretch after a week of very challenging workouts.
I am not going to do a detailed breakdown but I will give an overview. Jessica starts with more dynamic movements to loosen you up; arm swings, twisting side to side, side/tricep stretch, knee pulls into mid-section, leg swings, quad stretch, calf stretch, inner thigh stretch, hip flexor stretch, forward fold, yogi/frog-squat stretch, pyramid stretch. Then you go to the floor for reclining pigeon (figure 4 stretch), spinal twist, happy baby pose, bridge pose, butterfly stretch and it ends with neck and back stretches. Peanut was being very needy when Jessica was on the floor.