Archive for the ‘breathing skills’ Category

Try it. You might just >gasp< like it.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on October 28th, 2012

Practicing with a sense of curiosity produces moments of more intense happiness than anything else I do.

TI Practice: All the benefits of yoga. None of the risks.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 13th, 2012

TI Swimming has all the mental and spiritual benefits of yoga, is even better for you physically, and is risk-free. Combining TI with sound practice of yoga is the BEST way to age healthfully.

Open (or close) your eyes and see as never before.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 12th, 2011

Few swimmers *really* pay attention. Opening – or closing – your eyes can can change everything.

Swim Tools: Useful or “Contaminants?”
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 23rd, 2010

Most swimmers use tools like ingredients in a cake recipe. Mix buoy, paddles, kickboard and fins and bake for one hour. Better to use them selectively, thoughtfully and to target specific stroke weaknesses.

How to Make Breathing Feel Effortless
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 4th, 2010

With a renewed focus on Balance Thoughts-and-Feelings for the past 5 weeks of practice my balance and breathing feel more ‘effortless’ than ever.

Video: How Balance improves Breathing
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on November 24th, 2010

Balance practice is best done in short, intensely focused repeats — the same kind that are best for improving advanced skills like breathing.

Free Air: How to Stroke Better while Breathing
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 19th, 2010

Stroking the lead hand prematurely, and “slipping water,” while breathing, is an almost universal technique error in freestyle. Here is how I’m working to improve on it.