10 Best Cooldown Exercises for Gym Lovers 

Light jogging or walking

This is one of the most straightforward ways to cool down. Do 3 to 5 minutes of light jogging followed by 3 to 5 minutes of brisk or easy walking. 

Upper body stretch

  From a standing or seated position, interlace your fingers and press your palms up toward the ceiling.

Seated Forward Bend

1. Sit with your legs extended in front of you. 2. Lift your arms. 3. Hinge at your hips to fold forward.

Knee-to-Chest Pose

1. Lie on your back with your left leg bent or extended. 2. Draw your right knee in toward your chest, interlacing your fingers around the front of your shin.

Reclining Butterfly Pose

1. Lie on your back with the soles of your feet together and your knees out to the sides. 2. Place your arms alongside your body or overhead. 3. Hold this position for up to 5 minutes.

Child’s Pose

1. From tabletop position, sink back to sit on your heels, reaching your arms forward or alongside your body. 2. Allow your chest to fall heavy into your thighs, breathing deeply.

Standing quadriceps stretch

1. From a standing position, bend your right knee to bring your heel toward your buttock. 2. Hold your ankle with one or both hands.

Downward-Facing Dog

1. From tabletop or plank position, move your hips up and back, keeping your spine straight. 2. Spread your fingers and press your weight evenly between hands.

Head-to-Knee Forward Bend

1. While seated, extend your right leg and press your left foot into your right thigh. 2. Align your breastbone with the inside of your right leg as you raise your arms overhead.

Standing Forward Bend

1. From a standing position, slowly hinge at your hips to bend forward. 2. Lengthen your spine, and allow your head to fall heavy toward the floor, keeping a slight bend in your knees.

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