Dive Into Stillness
Ex-competitive GB freediver Rebecca Coales shares the training secrets that helped her set 5 UK records swimming on just one breath. Her passion for breathing has led to many years of research; the essentials of which are given here in Teach Kumbhaka so you don't have to do all that reading for yourself!
Why do we give up a breath-hold?
What happens in the body when we hold our breath?
How many different ways can you hold your breath?
Are there people who shouldn't breath hold?
What should I consider to tailor practice?
Why is breath retention so beneficial?
How do we explain kumbhaka to students?
Can modern techniques be applied without losing authenticity?
Rebecca explains the similarities between apnea underwater and kumbhaka which includes controlled inhale and exhale, the use of physical locks and increasing rib cage and diaphragm flexibility.
She also shares some of the mind control techniques that divers sue, which have beneficial application to manging stress and anxiety under pressure.