TRAINING AND PERFORMANCE PREMIUM is an exclusive opportunity to work one on one with Sara online to understand the magic of freediving adaptation, training techniques and strategies from a yogic or spiritual perspective. Once we see and accept the process that our body goes through when we train, we can both accept the journey we need to take to reach our goals, and can get there more efficiently, with less struggle and stress. PREMIUM combines the full TRAINING AND PERFORMANCE video course with a personal online consultation and three one to one sessions with Sara! Limited places available.
It is not possible to train successfully based on meditation alone. The Laws of Nature come into play in everything that we do, including the law of adaptation, which governs how the human body can be safely and successfully stimulated to adapt to all kinds of change. In freediving we need to adapt to decreasing oxygen saturation levels, increasing carbon dioxide levels, pressure at depth, the body's ability to work anaerobically, specific strength and flexibility and many other things. The mind is not separate from this adaptive process.
Every aspect of ourselves needs time and the right, healthy approach, in order to flourish under a training programme. In this course, I unfold the fullness of this process, helping you to understand that freedive training is a holistic process of mind, body and spirit, and that each and every aspect needs to receive just the right amount of stimulus, and the right amount of rest for effective adaptation to occur. Once this balance is found, progress is more rapid, without compromising on safety and healthy integrity of the body.
Videos in this course:
Lecture: ‘Training Zone’ - 9 min
Lecture: ‘Comfort Zone’ - 11 min
Pranayama: ‘Basic Breath Series’ - 45 min
Kriya: ‘Basic Spinal Energiser’ - 49 min
Lecture: ’Respecting Your Body’ - 11 min
Visualisation: ‘The Perfect Dive’ - 20 min
Total time: two and a half hours
MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
- Online consultation and three one to one coaching sessions with Sara
- Five videos and over two and a half hours of targeted TRAINING & PERFORMANCE training
- A further two and a half 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 ENERGY BEYOND BREATH experience
- Lifetime access to all videos and online content
WHY IS TRAINING & PERFORMANCE IMPORTANT?
TRAINING AND PERFORMANCE is the next crucial step along the Yoga for Freediving path - it shifts our perspective of ourselves, enabling us to go even deeper on our journey of reflecting on ourselves and our training within the greater context of the Universe and the laws of nature that govern all of creation. When we start to work with ourselves on this level our consciousness opens up dramatically, and it can be the moment that we make the shift from ‘me’ to ‘we’, which is essential in expanding and letting go of our fears, perceptions and projections.
For freedivers, Training and Performance is essential as it is this course, possibly more than any other, that addresses the internal battle that so many face when confronted with the desire for greater performance, but faced with the very uncomfortable reality of a squeeze, black-out, or physical or mental burn-out. Training and Performance paves the way for a radical re-think of your training strategy to help you move from stress to 'yes'! It leads smoothly into the next course, Success and Failure, to dig deep into our psyche to understand how our underlying beliefs drive us towards unsupportive and even unhealthy or destructive behaviour. Training and Performance is about training in balance and harmony, to always connect with the joy in what we do, and how we do it.
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 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 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 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 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 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...