Posts Tagged ‘mindfulness’

What is Kaizen?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 22nd, 2011

Kaizen helps you envisiion a life of boundless possibility. But it does so by teaching you to give loving attention to a single moment or action, the one you’re performing this moment.

Two Key Lessons for New TI (Adult) Swimmers
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 20th, 2011

Two Lessons for new adult swimmers: (1) Be in This Place and Moment as comfortably and calmly as possible, rather than straining to reach the other end. (2) Don’t self-criticize or judge. Instead learn from every experience.

First TI Swim Lesson: “Weightless in the Water”
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 18th, 2011

Let go of the usual goal of Getting to the Other End of the pool. Your new goal is to Be Aware of Every Stroke.

What’s a Nimble Brain and Why You Want One.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 8th, 2011

Practicing different-but-related tasks in swimming can help build Cognitive Reserve – which is perhaps the key element in a high-performing brain as we age.

Diana Nyad and the ‘Demons of the Sea’
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 2nd, 2011

Completing a marathon in six months can’t really change your life. But immersive experiences today can.

How You THINK Determines How You Swim.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on October 6th, 2011

Mary learned to ‘think on the fly’ at Masters workout. She set a PR in the 100 Free on the very next set — and got invaluable prep for her next triathlon. If that;s not enough, it also ‘creates new brain cells!’

Begin Practice with a Beginner’s Mind
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 20th, 2011

Swim the first few minures (or as long as you like) easily and attentively to learn What Is. Then devote the rest of practice to improving it.

Replace Open Water Anxiety with a ‘Cocoon of Calm’
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 19th, 2011

Four strategies for building a ‘cocoon of calm’ in open water and three ways to calm and center yourself if ‘anxiety happens.’

Swim Faster Artfully, not Physically
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 10th, 2011

An emphasis on smoother, quieter, more *precise* strokes (the opposite of what your instincts urge you to do) is revealed as the best way to improve your mile pace.

‘Rewire your Brain’ for Purposeful Attention
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on July 18th, 2011

Twenty years ago, when I began trying to change my stroke from Habitually Human to Mindfully Fishlike, it soon became clear I’d need to rewire my brain for Purposeful Attention first.