When Change Feels Risky

When Change Feels Risky

Changing your patterns for moving, in swimming or running as well as any other powerful athletic movement form, can be difficult. There are a lot of factors that can make it easier or harder than it seems to be for others. But if you are reading this blog, you are...
Embrace The Butterflies

Embrace The Butterflies

Have you ever had that almost sick feeling in the stomach, just before the start of a race? Or, how about just before going on stage to give a speech? In some cultures we call those ‘the butterflies’. Photo by Alex Guillaume on Unsplash I recall having...
How To Improve Endurance

How To Improve Endurance

When do we need endurance? When we are going really hard? When we are going really fast? When we are going really far?  There is great discomfort in any of these and that discomfort needs to be overcome to finish, Maybe we need endurance in all three, but a different...
Removing Fear And Tension From Your Experience In Water

Removing Fear And Tension From Your Experience In Water

The Polyvagal Theory developed by Stephen Porges, describes the way the internal body states influences the brain and perception of the environment, and the environment (especially the social environment) influences internal body states.  In my own words, there are...
What’s More Important That Speed?

What’s More Important That Speed?

Do you know what’s more important than being faster? Feeling wonderful when you move.  This is not really a personal preference thing. This is about universal physiology and psychology. Think about it. If you want an athletic movement art that you will want to...