Recursion happens when you have a step in a recipe that triggers the same recipe.
For example, in the recipe below, the action of updating an account in Step 1 will trigger the same recipe over and over again in an endless loop.
To prevent recessions, you will have to create an identifier inside your object that lets the recipe know to be triggered again.
For example, you can have a checkbox field. If the checkbox is check, the recipe is triggered. When you update the same object, you can simply change the triggering condition and recessions will stop.
Alternatively, you can create an Integration User connected to Workato and simply check that the object was not updated by that user.