Most people can’t resist the allure of the water, and the feeling of floating on a wave as it pulls you along. If you’re new to swimming, it might seem daunting to determine how long you should be floating on your back. Fear not – with these helpful tips, you will know exactly how long you need to be in the water for your body to achieve relaxation and comfort in the pool.
Find Your Perfect Paddling Position
Your arms should be at your sides and your legs straight in front of you when you sit in the pool. There should be no leaning forward or backward. To find your perfect position, practice in shallow waters first until you get the hang of it. Then, gradually, increase the depth of the water until you feel comfortable enough in the water to let your guard down and truly relax.
If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can also try paddling with your arms overhead. However, this is quite difficult to do properly, and you might end up hurting yourself if not careful enough. Another option is to use a floatation device in the pool. Just remember that when using a floatation device, always keep your head above water, and make sure that you’re not holding it under water. Otherwise, you’ll be defeating the purpose of having a floatation device in the first place!
The Importance Of Relaxing In Advance
Just because you’re in the pool doesn’t mean you have to rush. Take your time and enjoy the experience. Don’t worry about time lapses or how much you have to accomplish before the end of the day. Instead, listen to some mellow music, and get comfortable in the water. If you follow these tips, you will find that swimming slowly and enjoying the experience will make it easier to achieve the meditative state that aids in lowering your blood pressure and promoting healing. Plus, the cold water will help you fight off any bugs you may have picked up from playing in the dirt as a child.
To end this article, I’d like to introduce you to a new term that you might hear a lot: Floatation therapy. Also known as hydromassage therapy, this is a type of therapy where a health professional gently bathes and massages the body in a relaxing and therapeutic manner. The theory behind this type of therapy is that the therapeutic benefits of the water and the massage therapy both contribute to the relaxation process. So, if you’re looking for ideas on how to promote relaxation at home, consider giving this therapy a try!