"After a workout, you want to start off with cold—an ice bath or cold shower—to aid in the decrease in inflammation of muscles, joints, and tendons,". Exercise inflames these parts of your body, "it's unhealthy to be in an inflamed state for prolonged periods of time."
The cold water locally decreases blood flow, reducing inflammation, stiffening the muscles and joints — thus decreasing pain (just like icing an injury). This is "very important for immediate recovery and works well in the acute stages of injury or right after a workout,". "It is like a 'pause' button in the healing process to decrease the body's quick response to injury, which can be very painful at times." Then switch to hot. "This will improve muscle and joint recovery to flush out all the build up of inflammatory cells, dead cells, scar tissue build up, etc. to improve the health of the bones." Going from cold to hot also helps with potential stiffness. You know how you sometimes can't walk after leg day? Try a cold-to-hot shower. "This can also aid in the improvement of mobility of body structures so stiffness does not set in," she said. "This is very good to use in the subacute and chronic stages of an injury."
Pretty spot on, ain't it? ✨
Have you heard about or read the Gnostic Myth of Creation? If you haven't I urge you to read it.
Ego is the expression of the lower False God, The demiurge. It denies the existence of the True God, believing in its ignorance and arrogance he's the One and Only.
On the other hand, our Soul is the expression of the True God, The One who cannot be perceived or known but we all carry within. Also known as the Divine Spark.
Human beings, we are an absolute representation of what's above and beyond. "As above so below". Also it's entirely up to us what we will choose to identify with and strive for - an expression of our free will.
This is a choice we all have to do and work consciously towards the Truth.