Yoga’s benefits for divers

Yoga’s benefits for divers

70% of us is water. The experience of scuba diving yoga offers the experience of regeneration. The various types of breathing (pranayama) used in yoga will help you keep your breathing slow and steady throughout the dive. By breathing this way, diving becomes more relaxing, allowing you to have better air consumption and management, as the diver’s brain is better oxygenated thus making better decisions underwater.
Yoga positions help the divers develop the muscle strength and endurance that is required for diving. During diving, a lot of muscles that are not commonly used on shore, are used and special yoga positions can target and strengthen these muscle groups. Asanas (exercises) also enhance balance and flexibility, contributing in avoiding injuries and giving better control over the seabed’s zero gravity environment.
Yoga will help you become aware of your breathing, your temperature, and even your position in space. Body awareness makes you dive more safely.
There are various types of breathing (natural breathing-Dirga -sama vritti -kabalabhati -nadishodana ….) that will help you develop your breath as long as the teacher you choose is familiar with them.

 

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