During this morning’s swim lesson, my client started to think about the triathlon this summer. This created stress and anxiousness which she couldn’t focus and had a hard time with her breathing and stroke. I had her take a few yoga breathes then told her to focus on the now the present. Her swim improved and became easier.
Swimming can be very technical because of the timing of the breathing, different phases of swim stroke and the kicking. Putting all this together can overwhelm people. There are 3 Rs to freestyle swimming: Relax Reach and Rhythm. When you accomplish the 3 Rs to swimming and you stay in the now, swimming becomes a meditation and relaxing.
Be present during your next swim, bike, or run workout enjoy the now moment.