Posts Tagged ‘clear intention’

How to enter the “Superlearning State”
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 3rd, 2010

In the ‘Superlearning’ state, you’re calm, keenly alert, non-judging, and resistant to distraction. Starting practice with simple Balance drills will put you in it.

Balance, Closed Eyes, and the “Monkey Mind”
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on November 20th, 2010

Closing your eyes can help you learn fine skills faster. It also helps transform swimming into a moving meditation.

Swim for Pleasure rather than Fitness
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on November 18th, 2010

Swim for peak experiences, rather than for fitness or strength.

How would Einstein teach swimming? Balance, Streamline, Propel.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on October 26th, 2010

Balance, Streamline, Propel is TI’s “Elegant Solution.” Whatever stroke, skill, or goal you’re pursuing, you’ll improve faster, easier if you master them in that order.

Warmup ‘Happens': How to Prepare for Practice
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on October 26th, 2010

If you view swimming as a Workout , you start with a Warmup. If you view swimming as a Practice you prepare differently.

How Swimming can affect your Triathlon
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on September 26th, 2010

The swim alone can’t assure a fast time or high place in a triathlon. But it can take away much of the pleasure, discourage you from doing another, or simply make it much harder to ride or run your best. Be mindful of that when practicing tri-swimming.

How to Practice TI at Masters Workout
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on September 20th, 2010

You can practice TI principles in a Masters or other group/team workout if you focus on increasing your efficiency, while others focus on increasing effort.

Video: Doing what DOESN’T come naturally
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on September 7th, 2010

An efficient stroke doesn’t come naturally. It’s a product of many conscious choices to imprint counter-intuitive movements.

A Meditation on Swimming Faster
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 26th, 2010

Anything you do with great awareness is meditation — watching your breath; listening to chants . . . and swimming that’s focused on banishing distraction via targeted focus.

Can Michael Phelps still be Michael Phelps on less training?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 23rd, 2010

Could TI-style training help Michael Phelps — and other “adult” elite swimmers?