Why Practice Sitting Still? Part 2

Why Practice Sitting Still? Part 2

In Part 1 I offered some reasons why mindfulness-without-motion is a good thing to practice. I would now like to offer some recommendations on how to start sitting still.   Be Led By Curiousity First, you need to genuinely want to try this, out of some sense of...
Why Practice Sitting Still? Part 1

Why Practice Sitting Still? Part 1

Practicing mindfulness while moving is something I’ve been doing, advocating and coaching for many years. It makes a lot of sense to increase awareness of what the body is doing in order to protect and refine what’s working well and correct what is not. As...
So Much More Than Swimming At Camp

So Much More Than Swimming At Camp

If you have been to one of our swim camps before, you may recall that we tend to wander onto topics that go way beyond swimming itself, when interest and opportunity presents itself among our students. We like to think about and work on: mindfulness body awareness...
Stroke Training As Meditation

Stroke Training As Meditation

Finding Acceleration Again The other day I was helping one of my students, whose challenging life circumstances in the last few months had regretfully kept him away from the pool too much. He was in need of tune up on some skills that were progressing previously, but...
Engaging Practices Need Uncertainty

Engaging Practices Need Uncertainty

In the Positive Psychology realm, ‘engagement’ (Seligman) is another term for ‘flow state’ (Csikszentmihaly) which I’ve written quite a lot about in a previous series of posts. An aspect of this engagement or flow is being absorbed in a...
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