What does it actually feel like to leap out of the plane? Watching videos or reading articles really won’t explain the sensation of skydiving. Those examples will give you a description of the physical activity involved. But how does it actually FEEL when you make that leap out of an airplane? If you speak with anyone that has completed a skydive, their description will not be about a roller-coaster or cliff dive moment as you may have imagined. Skydiving connects you entirely with all aspects of your physical, mental, and spiritual being. Skydiving will surprise you. And maybe even become your new favorite hobby.
How Does It Feel Physically?
Sometimes it is easier to explain how it does not feel! It is nothing like a scary roller-coaster ride or bungee-jumping. It does not feel like the bottom has dropped out from under you. You do not have the sensation of falling out of control from the sky. You don’t have any real sense of your speed or descent because you are riding on all those air molecules! If you have ever dreamed about flying this is as close as you can get. All those pictures of people grinning ear to ear during free fall are genuine because it is an amazing and joyful experience to be up there riding the sky!
How Does It Feel Mentally?
The amount of anxiety about your first skydive leads up to this exact moment. All the nervousness you had during training and on the airplane ride up is just adrenaline overload. What you feel as you ease up to the door to make that leap is the point where skydiving gets real. Truthfully, this is the exact moment where most people describe how everything slows down, and you begin to realize you can accomplish anything and push your boundaries! When you leap out into the sky, you are focused on the moment. There is often a profound connection between your brain and body. The sensory overload of flying through the air and seeing the world from a new and different perspective will make you understand your life will never be the same. Over and over most new jumpers talk about the total mental clarity during their skydive.
How Does It Feel Spiritually?
Skydiving opens your mind to so many possibilities. There is something profound in finding out you can overcome your fears and you suddenly understand that you only thought you had limitations. The peace and solitude of literally getting above it all is a Zen-like moment where you can see yourself as you wish to be. When it comes to the rush of endorphins and adrenaline from skydiving, you will have an overload of the happiness factor! What could be better than the feeling of happiness when it comes to your spiritual well-being?
How you will feel physically and mentally during freefall and on the canopy ride down is nothing like you imagine. All of those excuses you make because you hate roller coasters and would never consider bungee-jumping don’t apply when skydiving! How you feel Spiritually is a deep and personal journey of discovery.