There are so many body and mind benefits that come from practicing yoga. Pair this up with swimming and you have an amazing time that leaves you feeling renewed every time you are in the water. Yoga involves stretching your body as you engage in breathing activities.
You also need to open up your mind and release tensions through body poses and stretches that tighten up and release in a fluid rhythmic motion. When this is done in water, one is able to gain more balance and body flexibility with time.
In this article, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about doing yoga in the pool.
Pool-Friendly Yoga Poses
You may find it to your surprise that there is a wide variety of poses that one can practice inside a swimming pool. They range from beginners to intermediate to advanced poses. Their level of technicality increases as you go higher.
It is important to ensure that you can swim before engaging in any of the yoga poses. This reduces the risk of you having difficulty moving around while in the pool, especially while attempting certain poses.
However, if you practice yoga on land and have been swimming for a while, then this should be pretty easy for you. Some of the poses to practice as a beginner include:
- Child’s pose
- Cow pose
- Cobra pose
- Corpse pose
- Bridge pose
- Chair pose
Intermediate poses include:
- Boat pose
- Camel pose
- Bow pose
- Warrior I pose
- Dolphin plank pose
Advanced poses include:
- Lord of the dance pose
- Warrior II pose
- Lotus pose
- Shoulder-pressing toe pose
Which poses will you try?
Benefits of Swimming Pool Yoga
There a lot of benefits that come from doing yoga while in the swimming pool. First, you are able to calm your mind, relax and process stress in a healthy manner.
When you silence your mind and concentrate on getting your body to stretch and hold a pose, you shift your focus from all the noises in your mind to that one thing that you are trying to do at the moment. This can help you to sleep better and release tension from your mind.
You also gain better muscle strength and deal with painful joints during these exercises. You become more alert mentally and are able to function efficiently during the day. You also find that you breathe easier and can control your weight quite easily.
Swimming Pools at Eden Spas in Prince George
If you loved this article and would love to know more about doing yoga in swimming pools, then be sure to head on over to our blog or visit us at Eden Spas, where one of our experts will be happy to take you through a series of our above-ground swimming pool designs that will be great for your water yoga.
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