3 Exercises for When You’re Really Freaking Sore Active recovery is key for sore muscles–or mobility and flexibility exercises that don’t elevate your heart rate or put too much demand on your muscles\u2014can help the recovery process of sore muscles a day or 2 after working out.

If you’re someone whose job requires sitting for long periods of time, this sequence might just be your new favorite thing. All six of these yoga poses will help to gently open the hips, which may release tension in the low back and legs. Anyone up for a little lunch break yoga? Here we go.