So, yesterday I went scuba diving. Only in a swimming pool but I hope to learn n progress. It is non the weight bearing and the people running it carried the kit in etc. I left my scooter and stick on the side and off I went. Freedom! The only prob was I was so happy I kept laughing- not advisable under water!! I hope everyone is finding something to feel happy n joyful about this week. I hope someone is running. I hope someone is climbing a mountain. I hope someone has just slipped into remission. I hope everyone recognises that we are all at diff stages of this illness and that's ok. I hope you all find a bit of joy xxx
Joy: So, yesterday I went scuba diving. Only in a... - NRAS
And I hope your sense of joy goes on and on and on and on - love hearing your positivity and enthusiasm .
I'm such a water baby that I frequently play with the idea of adding either snorkelling or scuba diving to my kayaking. Reading your account is pushing me towards further serious consideration of it. Are you thinking of working towards your PADI?
As you know there's something called Happy Baby in yoga - and I know when I'm in an AntiGravity session, I pretty much laugh all the time. No underwater gurgles with that tho'.
Anti gravity session??? I like the sound of that lol. Yes, I'm going to go for Padi. I just need to get a Dr to sign the consent form but I don't think it'll be a problem. There are lots of divers with chronic illness/ disabilities. I met a man with PSA who was at the dive session. I couldn't believe it! I've never met a 'real life ' one of us before! I love being in the water- I feel more like my 'old' or 'real' self. Go for it! X
AntiGravity Yoga If this link doesn't show up: youtube.com/watch?v=lbHdxdR...
youtube rebekah leach aerial yoga
She's an advanced version of what we do in class but AG Yoga allows you to offload a lot of weight into the hammock when necessary and provides much-needed support for some positions.
I'm fortunate in that the teachers that I have always advise you on the different types of hammock wrap you need for appropriate support and various modifications of the exercises/poses to work around joint problems/fractures etc. It's the nearest I get to flying and feeling weightless at times.
Wow. I want a go! Going to look and see if there's one near me. Not sure my stomach could take it though! Thank you!! X
Just managed to get the link to work. I don't think I have a hope of doing this lol. But maybe something to aspire to... X Glad you can though! X
It's tricky to find a realistic video for beginner-level stuff that shows the wraps and modifications.
It's at lot more straightforward than it seems from that video - I've managed to stick with this class despite the torn ligaments in the shoulders and bursitis, plus ligament trouble etc. with the knees/hips, and a fractured ankle earlier this year.
The hammock fabric can be widened out to literally cover you from your head to your toes so that it's possible to work towards taking more weight in some positions. And, standing, you can offload more or less of your weight against the hammock so that even the standing poses don't need to involve your entire bodyweight.
I wish my home had a room that was tall enough to allow me to hang my own. I'm going to rig up a low-level one that will let me perform some of the 'restorative' exercises.
And long may your joie de vivre keep you wrapped in joy, Lizzie.
Amazing. I did some on my holiday! Felt like a whale on the beach but got in the water and transformed to a dolphin !!! Enjoy x
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