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Yoga before and after diving

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by AmanitaMuscaria, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. AmanitaMuscaria

    AmanitaMuscaria New

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Zurich
    Hey I was wondering what your opinion is on yoga before and after diving. I'm not talking about power or hot yoga but rather hatha or slow vinyasa.
    I would like to take yoga classes in the morning and go diving in the afternoon or vice versa. Is that gonna be a problem?

    Happy bubbles oOoOo
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  2. Cap335

    Cap335 Dive Shop

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Houston
    Should be no problem.
  3. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Santa Catalina Island, CA
    One of my oldest friends, Dr. Richard Murphy (formerly Vice President for Science at The Cousteau Society), combines diving and yoga frequently.
  4. Damselfish

    Damselfish ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boston
    I wouldn't do hot power yoga right after diving, but other than that I personally wouldn't be worried about it.
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  5. Eyegore

    Eyegore ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Keyboard
    Slow-flow vinyasa is always nice.
  6. Outbound

    Outbound Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Michigan
    The usual warnings about exercise before diving are mostly based on conjecture about perceived biomechanical and biochemical processes. There are a couple of studies that show doing strenuous exercise even an hour or two before diving might actually reduce bubble grades. Last fall I a couple of morning 5K races with a pace fast enough to finish first in my age group and then gone diving an hour or two later, and felt comfortable doing so based on my examination of the research. I did make sure to rehydrate very well though.

    Yoga shouldn't be a problem at all.
  7. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
    I know nothing about Yoga, but would think it's no problem. Hey, I'm old and start breathing heavy at times gearing up & walking to the entry point.
  8. Angelo Farina

    Angelo Farina Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Parma, ITALY
    Jacques Mayol was doing long Yoga sessions for preparing body and mind before attempting his freediving record dives...
    It is reported to give significant advantages for freediving.
  9. AmanitaMuscaria

    AmanitaMuscaria New

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Zurich
    Thanks a lot for your replies, I'll go to a yoga class right away :D
    BlueTrin and chillyinCanada like this.

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