Dee is the first certified Aqua Yoga teacher on the Gold Coast. Come and try in February for free! Tuesdays 6am at Palm Beach Parklands Lagoon -$12 a class.
Aqua yoga is an extremely gentle form of exercise. It combines the calming and soothing properties of water with all the traditional benefits of land based yoga. People are now starting to enjoy the effectiveness of combining Yoga with the medium of water, utilizing the water’s properties to gain maximum benefits from each pose. As your body is virtually weightless in water, this means that the water supports up to 90 % of your body weight. This low impact exercise is perfect for those in search of something to increase their fitness in a supportive environment.
Because water allows a greater range of movement (ROM) and supports the body, some students may gain even more flexibility and find new balance in some water based poses. Students who are unable to participant in a land-based yoga program may gain self-confidence and a newfound sense of wellness.
Non-traditional Yoga students may be drawn to Aqua Yoga, including pregnant women, individuals rehabbing from injuries and students dealing with chronic injuries, arthritis, fibromyalgia, obesity or neurological disorders.
Overweight or body conscious students may feel less intimidated in the pool, where they feel safer when ‘hidden’ by the water. Even more fit participants, such as athletes, may be drawn to an Aqua Yoga program to avoid over-training or find a new type of challenge in Aqua Yoga poses.