ScubaYoga; Going Deeper
controlled breathing in scuba diving-teaches deep slow breathing to extend the life of your air tank as well as to promote a calm attitude while diving
controlled breathing in yoga- pranayama is the practice of controlling our breath through various exercises in order to promote a calm meditative mind, to enhance organ functions, to release negative emotions, etc.
controlled breathing health benefits-increased oxygen raises energy levels, stimulates circulation, benefits heart and lung function and improves mental capacities. When there is sufficient oxygen in the body the need for intoxicants and stimulants diminishes.
physical fitness in scuba diving-muscle tone and strength are improved by natural water resistance as you swim, almost effortlessly, with a feeling of weightlessness through the water.
physical fitness in yoga-asanas, or physical poses, enhance the circulation of blood and fluids to different parts of the body, contributing to fitness of the body by improving the flexibility, lubrication, and strength of the joints, tendons, and ligaments.
physical fitness health benefits-exercise improves cardio-vascular performance and that translates into a reduced risk of heart attacks, strokes, circulatory problems and ailments in general.
meditation in scuba diving-It is a well-known fact that watching fish in an aquarium has a relaxing affect on the mind. When you become a part of the underwater environment those calming effects are intensified...unwinding, relaxing, de-stressing. Flotation therapy was invented in 1954 by Dr. John C. Lilly and we began to see the positive effects of floating weightless in water.
Floating weightless in a quiet atmosphere breaks down stress responses and allows the mind and body to rejuvenate themselves. Weightlessness, rhythmic breathing, and the calmness underwater induce a state of meditation.
meditation in yoga-teaches various techniques to train the mind or induce a higher consciousness in order to connect with our souls and find our internal peace.
meditation benefits- sense of peace, mindfulness, and mental clarity while counteracting stress, and improve the performance of the circulatory, digestive, reproductive, immune, and glandular systems, boosting overall fitness.
life values in scuba diving- the ten commandments of scuba diving teaches to be responsible for both yourself and your buddy and to look after your own safety. You will learn to stay calm at all times and that can help you during stressful situations in your every day life.
life values in yoga-The yamas and niyamas are yoga's ethical guidelines laid out in the first two limbs of Patanjali's eightfold path. They're like a map written to guide you on your life's journey. Simply put, the yamas are things not to do, or restraints, while the niyamas are things to do, or observances.
life value benefits-to have solid values and beliefs that give you power in your day to day life.
social connections in scuba diving-through the "buddy" system in scuba diving you work together to create unity, support, trust, and enjoy a like minded community of new brothers and sisters.
social connections in yoga- the Sanskrit word "yoga" means union. In yoga we aim to find union with ourselves, others, and the world at large. In acro and partner yoga you learn to connect with your partner, to trust them, and to work together while communicating effectively.
social connection benefits- to trust, to support, and communicate effectively.