DEEP RELAXATION PREMIUM is an exclusive opportunity to work one on one with Sara online to delve deep into your personal struggles with relaxation and find inner peace in mind, body and spirit. Knowing how to achieve deep relaxation will enable you to elevate yourself and reach your potential both in and out of the water without stress or injury. PREMIUM combines the full DEEP RELAXATION video course with a personal online consultation and three one to one sessions with Sara! Limited places available.
Relaxation is quite possibly the most important aspect of freediving, but unlike equalisation and other physical techniques, relaxation is a state of mind, and is much harder to learn. When you first start learning to freedive, relaxation is hard because everything is so new and there is so much to integrate; as you get deeper and start exploring your limits, relaxation is hard because you start coming up against very real mental and physical challenges. But without effective relaxation, it is impossible to progress no matter what level you are.
When you think about relaxation you possibly have an image of your physical body in a relaxed position, somewhere you feel safe and comfortable. You may even associate certain physical sensations with the word 'relaxation'. However it is likely that you haven't integrated this physical aspect of relaxation with a more complete, holistic, true sense of the state. Deep relaxation encompasses body, mind and spirit, and as such goes way beyond relaxing a few skeletal muscles. Complete relaxation - the kind of relaxation that enables really deep and safe dives - is achieved through all the soft tissues in the body, many of which you may never even have heard about, let alone tried to soften, and is triggered by a truly relaxed state of mind, which is achieved by focused mental training, and a deep trust in yourself and your spirit.
Videos contained in this course:
- Lecture: Ong Namo - 14 mins
- Meditation: Learn to Meditate - 15 mins
- Pranayama: One Minute Breath - 14 mins
- Lecture: Trust and Surrender - 10 mins
- Visualisation: Isolated Contractions - 44 mins
- Meditation: To Know the Field - 24 mins
Total time: over two hours
MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
- Online consultation and three one to one coaching sessions with Sara
- Six videos and over two hours of targeted DEEP RELAXATION training
- A further two hours of tips and technique training in 22 "How to..." videos
- Video streaming on any mobile device
- Audio downloads of the lectures and visualisations to take with you wherever you want
- Step by step six week programme to ensure you get the best out of your DEEP RELAXATION experience
WHY IS DEEP RELAXATION IMPORTANT?
Relaxation is quite possibly the most important aspect of freediving, but unlike equalisation and other physical techniques, relaxation is a state of mind, and is harder to learn. These videos help you actively tackle the different aspects of relaxation; how to beat stress, relax your body, and understand and manage your mind.
When you first start learning to freedive, relaxation is hard because everything is so new and there is so much to integrate; as you get deeper and start exploring your limits, relaxation is hard because you start coming up against very real mental and physical challenges. But without effective relaxation, it is impossible to progress no matter what level you are.
ABOUT LEARN TO MEDITATE: Every action is the result of a thought, whether we are conscious of it or not. If we want to change the outcome of our actions, in this case, improve our dive performance, the most effective way is to begin to train our mind to think in different ways.
ABOUT ONE MINUTE BREATH: If you need to relax you have to be able to deal with your own stress. This pranayama is the most powerful stress-busting exercise you can do. It will also train your mind to focus, your heart to trust and will extend your breathhold! Seriously! All that in one exercise.
ABOUT TRUST AND SURRENDER: Trust and surrender are key concepts in great, safe, deep dives. It's easy to talk about them, but really getting yourself to a place where you embody them in your dives, is much harder.
We all know that in order to dive deep we need to confront and let go of our eg...
ABOUT ISOLATED CONTRACTIONS: As relaxation is such a crucial part of freediving, we need to learn to be as relaxed as possible throughout our body even though some parts of it are working physically and will be contracted.
This video will improve your body awareness, which is key to being abl...
ABOUT PRANAYAMA: Pranayama are yogic breathing exercises based on ancient techniques and wisdom. 'Prana' refers both to our breath, and also to the life-force energy within and around us all. Pranayama therefore go beyond training simply our breath and breath hold capacity, but also work on how y...
ABOUT KRIYAS: The word 'kriya' means 'completed action'. It is therefore both a single exercise and a series of exercises that is designed to have a specific outcome. The kriyas in Kundalini Yoga work to direct energy within our body and mind by using specific breathing techniques combined with a...
ABOUT LECTURES: This is as close to personal coaching with me as you can get without actually getting on a plane. These lectures form the basis of my teachings, primarily looking at, gaining awareness over, and learning to work with our minds, belief systems, and fears.
ABOUT THE DEEPEST INHALE: Ever feel like you've taken your deepest inhale, but it's not quite deep enough? The chances are you are missing a very simple part of the inhale flow which will completely transform your final breath. Here I show you how.
ABOUT THE ROOT LOCK: Mulabhanda, also known as mulbhand or the root lock, refers in western anatomy to the pelvic floor. This muscular lock which effectively closes off the lower end of the upper body, is essential in all parts of yoga, including meditation.
ABOUT DIAPHRAGM STRETCHING: Uddiyanabhanda relates to the diaphragm, as such it's the middle bhanda, between the root and the neck lock. In freediving, this little exercise can make or break depth progress.
Stretching uddiyanabhanda is one of the most important exercises you can do as a freedi...
ABOUT SPINAL FLEX: Spinal Flex exercises help us to systematically warm-up and wake up the spine. Our spine performs so many amazing functions for us throughout our daily lives that it deserves and needs to be looked after and given a bit of love. This is the perfect way.
ABOUT NECK ROLLS: Neck rolls are a simple part of our yoga and freediving stretches. We all carry stress and tension in our neck, throat, jaw, shoulders and upper back and this simple exercise can help us to identify and release some of it.
For freedivers suffering equalisation problems, the i...
ABOUT SPINAL TWISTS: Let's do the twist! This yogic version of the twist focuses on the spine, this time increasing its flexibility through the vertical axis. It opens up our chest and shoulders, helps to stretch and tone the waist and gives all of your digestive organs a wonderful massage.
ABOUT RELAXATION: Use this little video on its own when you want a quick time-out from your day, or a boost to your energy. It is essential we balance our stressful lives with regular relaxation - here's how!
It is recommended to practice this every day for 11 minutes if you're a man, and thr...
ABOUT SAT NAM: We end all of our yoga and meditation practices with Sat Nam. It means 'I am Truth' or 'Truth is what I am' and is a way to connect with our authentic self, beyond our perceptions and beliefs of who or what we think we should be.
The mantra also appears in many of the meditation...