Posts Tagged ‘clear intention’

Start Where You Are
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 22nd, 2012

Starting where you are is a way to banish labels like ‘fast’ and ‘slow’ or ‘good’ and ‘bad.’

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.

How to Excel at Thinking (and consequently at Swimming)
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on July 2nd, 2011

Why did you do that set or drill? Why did you swim that distance? Or choose that interval? Asking such questions — and evaluating your choices after the fact — is essential to improvement. And to being ‘excellent at thinking.’

The Transformative Power of Movement
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 6th, 2011

Moving mindfully, with an intention to use awareness to improve, has a remarkable power to transform personality and consciousness.

Success Principles from Greg Louganis
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 21st, 2011

Habits and mindsets anyone can emulate — not innate ability — made Greg Louganis the greatest diver in US history.

Can’t control life outside the pool? Pursue Flow in it and handle stress better.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 16th, 2011

Outside the pool, there’s little we can do to control sources of stress. But we can exert control inside the pool. That brings Flow. And Flow makes outside stresses much easier to handle. Here’s how.

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.

Mindful Swimming Transforms the Brain
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 24th, 2011

Meditation produces deep and lasting changes to the brain. Moving Meditation is best at producing those changes. Mindful Swimming provides a highly organized way to practice Moving Meditation, improving Mens Sana in Corpore Sano.

What Kind of Goals should you set?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 14th, 2011

Objective goals – measured by time, distance, etc – are good tools for facilitating qualitative goals. These can be achieved on every stroke!

Tool Review #2: Pull Buoy — Crutch or Virtue
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 24th, 2010

Pull buoys are both seductive and insidious because they allow you to mask a lack of balance while convincing yourself you’re ‘building upper body strength.’