Underwater Yoga: The New Travel Activity You Probably Never Heard Of
Have you ever felt like your yoga session just wasn’t enough?
Well, now you can take your practice to the next level in the form of Underwater Yoga, a new activity created by the Windjammer Landing Hotel in St. Lucia.
Classes are held 20 feet below the Caribbean Sea and are designed to combat stress, promote healthy breathing, and make new divers feel comfortable in their underwater environment.
“The goal of the program is to allow new divers to relax underwater, as diving requires a lot of relaxation and comfort in order to refine your buoyancy and just be comfortable there. below, ”says Abigail Brown. , Dive Master at Eastern Caribbean Diving.
“For experienced divers, it’s just a way to give them another way to relax underwater, a more conscious way where they actually think about their breathing.”
Once in the water, participants are encouraged to continue practicing the deep breathing exercises they learned on the boat, as well as taking underwater yoga poses.
The benefits of these exercises include slowing your heart rate and lowering your blood pressure, as well as inducing a feeling of calm – a key tool for those stranded at the bottom of the sea.
“The program is also meant to allow people to relax from the whole Covid situation and everything that is going on,” says Brown.
“It’s an introduction to yoga. So normally if we just say we have a yoga class, people might not come. But if so, let’s say we have a yoga and diving class, divers might say “ok, I’m diving already, let me try it” and that can be an introduction to yoga. “
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