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Swimming Fit Friday: Water Yoga

Today’s Swimming Fit Friday is all about Water Yoga

Why Water Yoga? Well as the old saying goes, if you don’t use it, you lose it. Exercising in the water as a stand alone has a multitude of benefits for the body.

  • Reduced stress impact on joints
  • Increased blood flow due to hydro-static properties
  • Water resistance assist in balanced muscle development
  • Water buoyancy assist in maintaining as well as increasing range of motion

These are just a few of the benefits that come with working in water, when coupled with Yoga we introduce a broader list of benefits, that also incorporates a positive effect on the individuals’ mental health.

  • Reduces mental tension
  • Improves cognitive functions
  • Regulation of sleep schedule
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Please refer to the link below for the article on Oneness and Buoyancy:

http://aquafunacademy.ca/swimming-fit-friday-oneness-buoyancy/

When combining water and yoga together, we can enhance the following benefits:

  • Postural strength
  • Muscular endurance
  • Weight distribution*

When thinking of our weight, often it is simplified to how much one weighs. Contrary to this method of thinking, the distribution of weight can be broken down into and various elements. Visceral fat (around the organs) or subcutaneous fat (underneath the skin), musculature, and water weight; all of these are important. Through the movements of Yoga combined with water and performed correctly, can improve overall weight distribution.

Focusing on the overall number of our cumulative weight distracts us from achieving our fitness goals. Through Water Yoga, we can,

  • Boosts Metabolism
  • Promote and maintain muscle growth
  • Better balance and coordination
  • maintain and increase flexibility
  • Promote brain elasticity by engaging in new movements*

Working in water forces us to adjust the way we move in it. In order to properly isolate muscle groups, and safely utilize the resistance of water. Learning these new techniques and movements strengthens the motor centers in the brain, promoting brain elasticity.

aquafit-slider-2Well that just about wraps up  today’s Swimming Fit Friday. Why Water Yoga -not convinced? Seeing is believing, but why not try a class?

Check out Aqua Fun Academy’s Health and Fitness section in the link below:

http://aquafunacademy.ca/health-fitness/

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Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Thompson Hotel Toronto

Today’s Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Thompson Hotel Toronto

Toronto isn’t known for an ultra-luxury pool scene, but the AFA team is in agreement that the 6ix’s pool place to be is the Thompson Hotel downtown. One of the city’s few rooftop swimming locations, swimmers can enjoy beautiful views of the Toronto skyline from King West. There are also residences for Torontonians. Sometimes there’s no place like home.

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Thompson Hotel Toronto

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Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Casa Chameleon

Today’s Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Casa Chameleon

Our first Wanderlust Wednesday foray into Central America takes us to Costa Rica, where Casa Chameleon’s private plunge pools offer captivating views of the Costa Rican jungle juxtaposed with the Pacific Ocean. The private pool might not be suitable for laps, but we’d say the view is worth it. It’s the ultimate private romantic getaway.

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Casa Chameleon

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Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Hacienda Na Xamena

Today’s Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Hacienda Na Xamena

Home to the world’s electronic music and party scene, Ibiza also strives to present a more laid back image to visitors who would like to just stretch out and relax. Hacienda Na Xamena is the embodiment of the Ibiza R&R scene, where the Thalasso Spa hovers 180m overlooking the Mediterranean. The aptly named Cascadas Suspendidas will help you relax and forget about life’s everyday tension and stresses.

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Hacienda Na Xamena

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Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: The Vines Resort

Today’s Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: The Vines Resort

We’re running away to Argentina this Wanderlust Wednesday to enjoy one of the few swimming pools in the world that overlooks the Andes. The Vines Resort is a quiet enclave hidden away along the Argentina – Chile border. Enjoy a private label glass of wine as the sun sets over the mountains.

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The Vines Resort V2

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Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Today’s Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

We’re running away to the Maldives this Wanderlust Wednesday to enjoy one of the few places in the world where the ocean glows in the dark. Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort is a tropical paradise hidden away in the Indian Ocean. The ocean pours into the shallow wading pool as you cross your way to dinner on the pier. Just all around perfection.

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Anantara Dhigu Resort

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Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Sparkling Hill Resort

Today’s Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Sparkling Hill Resort

Our first Wanderlust Wednesday foray into Canada takes us to the beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Sparkling Hill Resort’s exotic and elevated hot pool offers majestic views of the Okanagan. Combined with its state of the art spa facilities and west coast hospitality, Sparkling Hill provides guests access to one of the world’s most beautiful hidden gems.

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Sparkling Hill Resort

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Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Viceroy Bali Hotel

Today’s Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Viceroy Bali Hotel

Today’s Wanderlust Wednesday takes us to Viceroy Bali in Indonesia. Consisting of 25 luxuriously appointed private pool villas, majestically situated in Bali’s “Valley of the Kings,” an appellation given by locals for the generations of Balinese royalty who have resided in nearby villages. The resort is also well known by sophisticated international travellers as one of the world’s secret tropical hideaways.

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Viceroy Bali Hotel

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Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Jade Mountain Hotel

Today’s Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Jade Mountain Hotel

Today’s Wanderlust Wednesday takes us to Jade Mountain in St. Lucia. The Galaxy infinity pool sanctuaries are located on the south-west corner of Jade Mountain and enjoy the most commanding panoramic views.

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Jade Mountain Resort

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Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Aqua Dome Hotel

Today’s Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday: Aqua Dome Hotel

Today’s Swimming Wanderlust Wednesday takes us to Aqua Dome Hotel in Längenfeld, Austria. Infinite well-being and relaxation at this thermal spa resort in the Alps. The special pool environment and sauna area let you forget all about your everyday routine and relax from head to toe. Allow yourself to drift away in one of the twelve indoor and outdoor pools with water temperatures from 93 – 97°F.

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Aqua Dome Hotel