30 MINUTE YOGA ASANA ROUTINE FOR FREEDIVERSFREEDIVING LIFESTYLE ESSENTIALS
A 30 minute, follow-along routine focusing on the most essential aspects of flexibility
and mobility for the freediver, including thoracic cage stretches and back bending.
30 MINUTE YOGA ASANA ROUTINE FOR FREEDIVERS
Although I quite dislike the term ‘yoga for freediving‘ as my more traditional background in yoga leads me to understand yoga as more than merely a physical exercise but rather a complete psycho-spiritual technology for transforming the whole person, nonetheless, the physical exercise component of hatha yoga, the asana, is probably the best practice for the freediver wishing to incorporate effective stretching and mobility into their daily lives.
This 30 minute routine is designed to not only serve as a good stretching routine for freedivers, focusing on chest expansion, thoracic spine mobility, spinal rotations and hip opening, but also serves as a perfectly good ‘basic’ asana routine for the practicing yogi.
This asana routine can be practiced every day, at any time (when the stomach is empty), but is best practiced in the morning. If you have a more ‘complete’ yoga practice I suggest slotting it in after kriya (purification exercises) and before pranayama (yogic breathwork) and meditation.
It is OK to practice this routine on diving days.