Healing is getting to a state of integrity as well as deep understanding with yourself, your connections and your setting. Healing always consists of components of body, mind as well as spirit. Our bodies are comprised mostly of water. The planet is primarily water as well as most of that is sea water. In his books concerning the amazing intelligence of water, Dr.Masuru Emoto describes just how water alters it’s crystallized kind depending on just how it is sent thought, noise and also speech power. All our thoughts are power and also if we and also our earth are water then our form is altered drastically by exactly how we talk, think and also communicate with ourselves, our fellow guys as well as our planet.
Scuba diving is among the most direct techniques of engaging with water and also feeling yourself to be a water based life kind. Breathing underwater has amazed human beings for centuries and also exploring the oceans is as amazing as exploring deep space and has actually created much current rate of interest in documentary as well as popular culture. The scuba diving recreational sector has actually taken off in the previous decade encouraging much of us to personally look under the surface of our watery world.
Diving as a sport has the possible to reveal people just how attractive as well as crucial our seas, coral reefs and also water setting are. Nevertheless, just like much of the popularization of any type of activity, money and also it’s quest dominates the diving training and dive facilities all over the world and usually eliminates the component of healing from diving. The dominance of business in diving similar to all human undertakings transforms a possibly recovery activity for people as well as a means to additional understanding of our earth to a task of mass consumption and also devastation of the really splendid we are so excited to see and also experience.
After 15 years of diving in the Red Sea and also greater than ten years of training Diving full time I am looking for means to urge the sector to introduce and also aim to the future of diving as well as our blue planet. I ask myself daily, exactly how can I get individuals in the dive market to comprehend that the method they are diving is harmful to the reef ecosystem? I ask exactly how can I develop options in this sector or should I abandon it completely?
Five years ago I started trying out combining yoga breathing and also meditation methods with diving in order to boost this healing result of the sea and to teach people to diving in a much more eco pleasant and respectful means. This training course which I called “yoga diving” for absence of a much better term, has actually gradually gotten some interest from dive magazines and the like. I haven’t however been able as yet to locate a way “in” to the dive market itself and also motivate significant notice as well as ideally adjustment. I compare the modification I would certainly encourage to how the wellness food/organic foods sector has changed a lot of the food and farming sector in recent times. Informed people nowadays generally think of problems like pesticides in food, exactly how komodo diving commercial farming damages the setting, chemicals in food etc. As our earth is far more water than planet and also as the purity of water is tantamount to our health and survival I am thinking of means to advertise holistic, environmentally sound consciousness in diving in a similar way to how chemical-free farming urges the same with the earth.
Diving has always been a meditation for me and also most experienced scuba divers will certainly claim the same. Floating insubstantial in the sea, seeing fish and also corals reefs up close as well as thoroughly, the sluggish, balanced manner of breathing in scuba, all these bring a sense of tranquility and also peace to the scuba diver. However the means diving is primarily carried out by the tourist sector, that sense of peace and also consistency with our aquatic world is taken over by rushed, team oriented, cash based superficial dive training to obtain as lots of divers on the reef as quickly as possible. The safety and security of the divers as well as more notably the effect these improperly educated scuba divers on the fragile coral reefs is backseated to “factory diving” and also mass advertising and marketing. Like junk food and the majority of commericialized society, profit encourages the dive centers, ironically typically run by ex lover divers that used to connect to the tranquility of the dive experience explained above.
Exactly how can the dive industry make modifications to encourage understanding and also healing of ourselves and our blue world? Similar to all recovery, wellness of body, mind as well as spirit should be thought about in the quest for equilibrium. Small amounts, audio eco-friendly advancement obviously are global problems as the dive sector is embedded in the larger scale of “tourist” the two are completely linked and healing therefore much more complex than changing just the way we dive.
Nevertheless those of us that dive either skillfully or as a hobby can facilitate, reasonable changes now. Dive centers can make their teams smaller sized with higher guidance by seasoned dive experts. Big teams of holiday divers on a reef resemble armies of bulldozers over a beautiful flower yard. These potentially devastating groups of divers ruin the reefs really frequently irreparably. Longer, extra thoughtful training aimed at mentor scuba divers appropriate abilities and buoyancy in smaller teams (3 divers to a pro ideally as an example) would certainly make it possible for divers to dive safer for themselves as well as for the reef. In my program we begin our diving day with gentle yoga and reflection to boost the ability to find out and also to open to the intelligence of the sea. On the other hand most dive centers highlight objective oriented, ego based dive attic rooms underwater. A lot of the divers that join my training course do so because of discontentment with the way the dive centers are run. Alternatives to manufacturing facility diving as well as to the energy of concern as well as exploitation of nature (always wanting even more and also concern of not making adequate money) are rare in diving although there are individuals who like nature and the sea and also are really worried. These uncommon people in the dive sector don’t nevertheless, have venues to advertise their love of the sea. Dive facilities are out commercial initially as well as their short-term goals are once more, actually, damaging the basis for their “market” namely, the elegance of nature.
The recovery power of the sea is endless. The healing power within each of us is unrestricted. We don’t need to adhere to “industry” as if it’s the only alternative. Expert scuba divers who love the reefs as well as would like to use diving to heal let’s wake up, believe around the world as well as act locally in your own dive center! Leisure divers, question methods of your dive facility, take obligation for your training as well as really feel the unique, fortunate area your remain in to experience the recovery of our seas.