When we talk about extreme sports, our first thought is “Danger!”, we think about possible accidents and certainly, the truth is that extreme sports have their dose of danger, some are extremely dangerous and they require that we take certain bigger precautions than usual.
However, the sensations that we experience when practicing an extreme sport are also extreme, we talk about adrenaline, physical exercise, and even the tranquility we can feel, since doing sports not only helps us to feel good physically, it also helps us psychologically in a significant way.
Sports are essential in our lives, and it is medically proven that extreme sports are no exception and over the years it has been shown that in addition to practicing them professionally. Some people have used them to help others by being considered as a preventive therapy against a multitude of pathologies. Sports strengthens us and prepares the body for physical and mental effort, it is increasingly considered an element capable of providing mental balance and physical health.
The adrenaline that we produce, in addition to fun, brings great benefits to the body, which allows us to develop greater knowledge of ourselves, the dominance of the body when it reaches certain levels points to transcendence, a level change that reaches consciousness.
Even many athletes who perform training with a large adrenaline load come to experience situations that take them to the limit an altered perception of reality, which put them to the test mentally. It is in this way that extreme sports also serve as therapy.
Fears usually block us and do not allow us to move forward or experience the unknown. Skydiving in free fall, can discover these fears and release them, because it helps to change the perspective of people. Literally, seeing the world from above gives you another perspective on life. While you are about to shoot yourself and during the jump, all the concentration is there, in the present. Nothing else matters, at least during that moment. But not everything remains at that moment, people can notice the beauty of the world from above and help them reflect on the situation they are in and they are more likely to do so in a positive way. There is a large number of therapists who agree that skydiving should be “prescribed” to their patients.
The best feeling you will experience when flying will be freedom and well-being. When flying you release enough endorphins to spend the rest of the day happy. For this reason, it is not unusual to discover that indoor flight is used as a rehabilitative therapy in children oncology patients. The experts observed physical improvements, especially in dynamic and monopodal equilibrium, but also an increase in children’s perception of self-efficacy, autonomy and self-confidence. These results, while the enthusiasm shown by the children, has led to continue using the facilities for this and other groups with disabilities.
“Those who practice sports know the sensation of adrenaline that calms the pain of cramps and the sensation of fatigue (…) Those who practice sports have the desire to share with others the emotions they experience when practicing their own discipline, the activity that fills the heart of joy, the passion that gives meaning to life “. -Vanni Oddera
Today, we bring you this video from Ardmore, Alabama, Joanna had what in our opinion is one of the most relaxing and reenergizing sessions of Skydiving. So what are you waiting for? Release endorphins and cheer your life jumping in Parachutes!!