You will find that muscle soreness is nothing to be worried about, as we start any new physical activity we will encounter it. Starting a workout program can be challenging; making the time to exercise, creating a balanced routine, and setting goals are hard enough. However add to that the muscle pain, and it may be become difficult to stay on track.
Delayed Muscle pain usually occurs a day or two after exercising. This is what differentiates it from the sudden and immediate pain you would feel from pulling a muscle from a injury.
After participating in some kind of strenuous physical activity, especially something new to your body, it is very common to experience muscle soreness. Muscles go through alot of physical stress when we exercise.
So remember that mild soreness just a natural outcome of any kind of physical activity. The good news is that it is most prevalent only in beginning stages of an exercise program.
The muscle discomfort is simply a symptom of using your muscles and placing stresses on them, in order to make them stronger and better able to perform the task the next time
So what can you do to alleviate the pain?
Several remedies such as ice, rest, heat, massage, and stretching have been reported as helpful in recovering from muscle soreness.
A hot bath can help relieve soreness as well. Sometimes it feels good to do some light stretching. If you continue to do yoga regularly, you will likely discover you experience less soreness over time.
Probably the most important thing is to have a cool-down phase after your workout. Right before finishing, include 10 or 15 minutes of easy aerobic work such as jogging or walking followed by stretching. For me I love a swim after a good workout. Keeping the muscle in motion also helps by providing blood flow and oxygen to the muscle which it needs for recovery.
Heat works wonderfully as well, when muscle temperature is increased, blood flow increases, bringing fresh oxygen and healing nutrients to the injured site this increased blood flow also helps to wash away the chemical irritants responsible for pain.
Finally taking it easy for a few days while your body adapts is also a good idea, if you take care of your body it will take care of you.