While you can certainly get in a great ab workout on the mat, there are some prime benefits to doing core exercises in a standing position.
Your body needs rest in order to repair itself after strenuous workouts, which is why active recovery days (or days where you don't do any form of physical activity) are important. Things like walking, foam rolling, or yoga are typically considered forms of active recovery that can ease the discomfort associated with delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS. Yoga in particular has been proven to help sore muscles, but there are some types of flows you should avoid, according to two experts.
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