Posts Tagged ‘Effortless Endurance’

A Practice to Find your Best Stroke Count
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 23rd, 2011

Another example of how to design practices based on Problem-Solving and Task-Mastery, rather than how-far, how-hard.

How Triathletes and Total Immersion Revolutionized Freestyle
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 18th, 2011

How Freestyle evolved from a ‘speed’ stroke to one that anyone can use to cover long distances effortlessly.

Why Ease and Arduous Experience are in Harmony (with the Tao)
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 1st, 2011

Wu Wei or ‘effortless action’ is a key principle in Taoist thought. One translation calls it ‘swimming with the current.’ Swimming seems the ideal activity to pursue Mastery of Wu Wei.

Balance – In Water and On Snow
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 17th, 2011

Balance and Relaxation are critical to both Skiing and Swimming in ‘rolling terrain.’ Here are three tips for how to achieve that in open water, with video to illustrate.

Do you swim for Exercise . . . or Flow?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on November 6th, 2010

When you make swimming with grace an explicit and high-value goal, you transform swimming from Exercise into a Flow State and create happiness as well as health and fitness.

Help Ben Improve his Swimming (& improve your grasp of how to improve yourself.)
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on October 16th, 2010

When you can recognize balance – or its absence – in someone else’s swimming, and feel and improve it in your own, everything else will improve.

Video: “Work Less, Swim Better” in Triathlon (or anywhere)
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 18th, 2010

What is Perpetual Motion Freestyle and why does it work better than “pool-honed technique” for longer distances, and especially open water? And what does myelin have to do with this?

“Smell the roses.” Even while racing!
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on July 30th, 2010

New to open water racing? Take time during the race to take in the scenery and notice how far you’ve traveled.

Move with grace at the end of the race.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on July 27th, 2010

Whether yoga poses, or your swimming stroke, strive to make them More Beautiful, rather than “right.”

Butterfly for Mind-Body Health
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on June 8th, 2010

Learning to swim butterfly as an adult can be an exercise in Problem-Solving, Challenging Assumptions and Deep Practice, rather than Working Harder. This benefits both brain and body.