May 17, 2022 8:08 pm

5 aquatic experiences that will benefit your mental and emotional health

Water is associated with movement, with feelings, with emotions, with the vital flow. They are all images of what leads us, sometimes in spite of ourselves, to a journey never before made, to a clean, beautiful recognition that can heal you and help you to be reborn. Astrologically, 2022 will also be a year connected to this element, marked by the conjunction of Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces in April 2022, an event that has not occurred for more than 150 years.. Also, last December Jupiter entered Pisces and will spend much of this year in that sign. And we all know the power that Jupiter has to expand the attributes of the sign it touches, in this case, Pisces, one of the three water signs.

Because water seduces us, hypnotizes us, calms us, invites us to enter other frequencies, we have chosen five experiences and therapies for you to surrender to its power.

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Those who dare to respond to the call of the sea and venture into its mysteries, dive. At different depths, in different seas, with similar equipment. Divers have their own language, with signs; We are others in the water to such an extent that there is a different way of communicating. There are many schools to learn to dive, but the ideal if this discipline calls you is to do a “baptism of diving”, which is the first dive that the apprentice makes in the underwater world after taking some basic lessons, but without needing previous experience. If you want to train, the PADI Open Water Diver is the certificate that allows you to dive in open water anywhere in the world up to 18 meters deep. In our country, one of the best places to have a baptism is Puerto Madryn, due to the underwater geography.

Hara is a Japanese term that refers to the “vital center” that is located just below the navel, at the height of the second chakra. Aguahara is an aquatic experience that works that vital center between a facilitator and the person who experiences it, through passive movements in waters with temperatures close to those of the human body. In an aguahara session, the person moves from the vertical to the horizontal position assisted by the facilitator, who is their support. Water impacts the body, but it affects all fields of being, to the point that there are people who – in a session – can experience a regression to the womb or feel like they are traveling through space. This discipline is an art of well-being with high therapeutic properties. Among some of its benefits, it improves circulation and metabolic processes, helps detoxify, de-stresses and is very effective in helping people who have sleep disorders. In addition, it is a great amplifier of consciousness, because floating takes you – symbolically – to areas never explored before. Each aguahara session lasts approximately one hour.

Entering the water asks us to change our way of moving. A body in the water crosses the world in another way. It glides, it ripples, it flows. More than imposing a rhythm, he obeys, imitates the flow, surrenders. Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi says that flow is “that state in which one is so immersed in an activity that nothing else matters.” And Bonnie Tsui, the author of Why We Swim, says it’s such a glorious feeling that, sooner rather than later, we all feel the urge to get back in the water to swim, to clear our heads, to become fish. “We are not fish, but when we swim we get glimpses of what it is to be a fish. Flashes of forgetting for moments that we are in the water”, says Tsui.

“Swimming is not just about the body. Swimming is also of the mind. Finding the rhythm in the water is finding another way of inhabiting the world, flow. We use our arms as rudders to pilot our body over the surface of a wave, until it deposits us in the foamy meeting of the sea with the sand. We stop, we laugh and we go back in.”

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Piru Neira and Loli Lanusse are friends and creators of Dela Surf Trips, a surf and yoga trip venture for women. Traditionally to Brazil, but also in Chapadmalal, the Praia do Rosa argento. The proposal includes accommodation and healthy food, surf classes in the morning, yoga classes in the afternoon and lots of free time.. “It is an unplugged proposal. The idea is to learn to relax, to lower five gears. To tune in to the frequency of the sea. Because when you start surfing, at first you are more focused on the board, on the suit, where to put your foot, but over time you learn that it happens more because of how you connect with the rhythm of the sea: wait for the wave, feel it . It is impossible to surf if you do not connect with the cadence of the sea. Because it is about copying what a wave does, but above the table. It’s like active meditation, forcing you to be in the present moment.” Travel is an emotional experience. Because that same movement that the waves make is passed to the soul, and it is revealing, and cathartic.

Water is a traditional symbol of baptism. It implies the idea of ​​purification, of repentance, of washing away stains and of being reborn to another life. The ritual continues to this day, and is even used in non-religious ceremonies. Ana Laura Taccone is the creator of AWAK, a space that combines floating with movement and vibration. In his technique of floating in warm water, he also uses vibroacoustic bowls with frequencies capable of moving water and sweeping the energetic discharge of the person who floats, which balances their structures and the waters of their body.. It is a very healing experience on a physical and spiritual level, favored by the warm water, which invites deep relaxation. In this ceremony, the person gets into the water and only leaves his face out, always assisted by Laura. The technique ends in immersion: the idea is to seek full contact with the element in the absence of gravity, which expands the internal structures of the body. This produces a cleansing of energetic and emotional charges and ends in an expansion movement to come to the surface, just like a baptism.

For traditional Chinese medicine, water is naturally cold and a yin element, while the stomach is the body’s furnace, the cavity where nutrients are “cooked” and then transported by blood. For the Chinese, pouring cold water into that oven only makes the fire go out, which translates into digestive problems that can lead to respiratory complications, because for them the stomach is the mother of the lungs. That is why the Chinese prefer to eat with tea or drink hot water, when Westerners prefer it cold. Science maintains that the ideal is that the water we drink is at room temperature, although, when it is hot, that it is cold is an undeniable relief. Also Eastern, but this time from Japan, is the belief that words have an effect on the molecular structure of water. A negative word (“hate”, for example) associated with a little water produces, when it freezes, dark or grayish formations, but “love” forms beautiful shiny crystals.

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