Pre-Dive Preparation brings you two core stretching modules; pre-dive warm-ups based on Kundalini Yoga; and lung stretches. Both of these are key, particularly for deep diving, where adaptation to depth is essential.
I have used Kundalini Yoga throughout my freediving career - the ancient wisdom tradition of the teachings, the yogic understanding of the mind, and the physical exercises to get my body in the perfect state for diving. I often had people approach me when I was a relative beginner and tell me that these exercises were counter-productive to freediving, probably because nobody had ever used them. My personal experience, and that of the hundreds of students I have worked with over the years, tells me differently. These exercises, which I had adapted to incorporate the stretches I feel are most beneficial to freediving preparation, are the most effective way to get ready to get in the water. They open up the energy channels of the body for our Kundalini energy to flow, they oxygenate and cleanse the blood, stretch and tone the muscles, massage the inner organs, strengthen the nervous system and they are deeply relaxing also.
Lung stretches are an essential part of our physical training, not only to increase our inhale and thereby bring in more oxygen before a dive, but more importantly to decrease the residual capacity, i.e. the amount we are able to exhale, so that our lungs and surrounding tissue can compress further at depth, without injury or needing to rely on advanced equalisation techniques.
This is a step by step approach to lung stretches. As you practice any of these videos your capacity will increase both on the inhale and the exhale. It is important to progress slowly - even if you stay with the beginner exercises, your capacities will adapt and you will experience benefits on both ends of the scale. Don't be in a hurry to progress to the intermediate and advanced levels, allow the changes and adaptation to occur naturally, without forcing and rushing. Nature will take its course, your body will adapt, and it will do so best if you work with patience and respect for your body and the law of nature at work within you. Combine the warm-up exercises with the lung stretch sequences and you have a pre-dive warm-up which will target all the areas you need to focus on, mind, body and spirit - and you will notice the difference the moment you enter the water.
Videos in this course:
- Lecture: Pre-Dive Preparation Intro
- Warm-up routine: Beginners
- Warm-up routine: Intermediates
- Warm-up routine: Advanced
- Lecture: Lung Stretches Intro
- Lung Stretches: Beginners
- Lung Stretches: Intermediates
- Lung Stretches: Advanced
MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
- Six videos and two and a half hours of targeted PRE-DIVE PREPARATION training
- A further two hours of tips and technique training in 22 "How to..." videos
- Video streaming on any mobile device
- Life time access to all videos and content
WHY IS PRE-DIVE PREPARATION IMPORTANT?
Pre-Dive Preparation wraps up the previous five courses, bringing the practical application of Kundalini Yoga to life within the realm of freedive training. The two sections in this course are both designed to get you in the right frame of body and mind for your dives. Very often freedivers don't know what to do BEFORE they get in the water, and find the first few warm-ups stressful and uncomfortable, needing time to calm down, get focused and start to really relax in the water. These exercises ensure that you are calm, focused and relaxed from the first warm-up onwards, saving you time, energy and effort - and if you're diving in colder waters, this can be crucial to getting the most out of your precious dive session.
Preparing yourself mind, body and soul for your diving is more than just a nice concept - if you really want to excel in the water, you need to know how to prepare yourself in a reliable way, rather than leaving your frame of mind and your relaxation to chance and circumstance. This gives you a clear, simple and super-effective routine, which will grow with you as you advance, to ensure you are 100% ready, 100% of the time.
PREMIUM clients will receive a personal online consultation and three one to one sessions with Sara.