At first sight, we could think that yoga and diving are two completely different activities with nothing in common.
But if we look further ... while diving, the deeper we go, the more we disconnect from our everyday life, from the world, from space and time, from problems, from bad energy in general ... isn't it the same with yoga?
From this perspective, we can see that combining their practice has a beneficial impact on both.
Remember your Open Water?
The neverending: "Breathe deeply, slowly, continuously" ...
Reminds you something?
Or one of the hardest underwater skills ... the hover!
Looks like a yoga position, right?
An improved physical fitness and a more relaxed state of mind are among the numerous advantages of yoga.
And these are not the only benefits ones:
- strenghten the back, the heart and the muscles
- limber the joints
- expand the capacity of the lungs
- improve the breath control
- increase your flexibility
The direct effects on diving will be:
- lower air consumption
- longer dives
- better buoyancy
- antidote against panic
- no more anxiety before and during the dives
- better concentration and responsiveness
- more patience
- stimulation of the immune system
- more appropriate oxygenation
- better digestion
- less back pain due to the gear weight
- and a lot more ...
As you see, breathing and relaxation techniques have a direct positive effect on the air consumption but not only ...
Yoga strengthens our body, our mind, our spirit ... and that makes the underwater experience even more vibrating and surreal!
Its practice improves the scuba diving experience ... you feel connected with yourself, the ocean, the marine life, the surroundings ...
So remember ...