Sunday, January 8, 2012

Guns and Yoga?


I found this link a couple weeks ago and thought it was really interesting. The idea that shooting guns is as relaxing as yoga is one I could back. I am not a yoga expert and really not a gun expert, but I totally agree that the adrenaline rush you get from shooting is relaxing and relieves stress. I think about the endorphins that are released while hunting, the excitement and the high that comes from a successful hunt. Even when I was sitting in my seat waiting (and waiting), I could feel the rush and muscle memory of shooting the gun and I think it did bring on a sense of a 'runner's high' that would help keep me warm while I sat in 20 degree weather =)

So, while I agree with this article and the idea of shooting as something relaxing, what about all of you?

5 comments:

  1. My daughter is 7 and we've conquered the Red Ryder and now she's plinking with the Ruger 10/22. Shooting isn't only relaxing, it's awesome and is a perfect pastime for any woman or man to enjoy (even together). There's a target, you have a ton of possibilities that can either make it easier or that may hinder your success.

    Plus you tell me of any circumstance where a girl didn't want to outdo a boy... my beauty already is sizing up her daddy and looks forward to our next outing.

    So relaxing? Yup. But it goes way further than that. Thanks for giving me a reason to hit some keys today.

    DEDH

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  2. After a few missives from work today that required me to pull my hair out as I fired up my laptop, I found that afterward the first thing I wanted to do, as a way to relax, was a few rounds of skeet...A yoga mat would work well for cleaning (with a towel on top) or as a shooting mat...

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  3. Can't recall ever having any stress while I was pulling triggers!!

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    1. It was relieving stress after you pulled the trigger is what it is all about! Good Lord!

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  4. It is therapy for sure, unless your having problems sighting in, then it is most frustrating!

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