Improve Your Lung Flexibility with FiDive‘s Freediving Yoga Selection!
Lung flexibility is critical for freedivers to cope with compression and depth. A good lung flexibility could prevent you from lung barotrauma (lung squeeze) and could even allow you to dive deeper with Frenzel equalization techniques. Yoga is a fine way to improve lung flexibility as well as core strength so as to improve freedivers’ balance skill and keep body in a streamline shape when training for depth.
Mountain (Prayer Hands)
Warrior I (Prayer Hands)
Splits, Standing (Bent Knee)
Lord of the Fishes, Half
Lord of the Fishes, Half (Prayer Hands)
Lord of the Fishes, Half (Hands Up)
Wheel (Pointed Toes)
Twisted Knee Pile Pose
Shoulder Stand Pose
High Cobra Pose
Half Bow Pose
For Advanced Practitioners
King Dancer Pose
To Learn more Yoga poses, you may visit here.
You may also do a more intensive practice to increase the flexibility of your diaphragm and your rib cage by exhaling fully and then pulling up your diaphragm into your chest. It is strongly suggested to practice with an empty stomach.
The yoga and diaphragm stretching demonstrations are for daily practices, for warm-up right before your dives, please visit Warm-up Before Freediving: 12-Step FiDive Procedure.