Just breathe – maximising breath for performing 

I am fascinated by free divers. Basically, this is a form of underwater diving that relies on breath holding to hit incredible depths rather than rely on scuba gear and the like. It often entails simply a swimming outfit and a set of fins. The current record for free diving is 214 metres (702 feet) […]

Smelling the roses – becoming mindful not mindless

I recently conducted some sessions with athletes exploring stress management. One of the topics we covered was mindfulness. Now there are different understandings of what mindfulness actually is, but I draw on Prof. Mark Williams and Dr. Danny Penman’s understanding that being mindful involves observing your actions and world without judgement, and also showing compassion […]