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F.F.S Wake Up!

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Brutal Ok, this is going to be a bit brutal but here we go. I've seen far too many old friends, colleagues and relations suffer enormously from being unaware. Unaware of Being Unaware Worse still they were unaware that they were unaware. Indestructible Most of us seem to think that our bodies and minds are…
Categories: Threnergy
Tags: Awareness, Energy Movement, Mindful Connectivity, Transformational, Wake-up

Inspiration #2 – Sanmi Sangen, the Power of Three

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Move like a beam of light; Fly like lightning, Strike like thunder, Whirl in circles around A stable center. Morihei Ueshiba – The Art of Peace Inspired In life you are either growing or shrinking, staying still is not a realistic option, and when you are inspired enough about your passion, you decide to do…
Categories: Inspiration, Threnergy

If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it

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Why Make Learning So difficult? I struggled for many years trying to interpret what I was being taught, whether it was in Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga or the various Martial Arts I studied. No Book Available There was no methodology or book that I could find that described a better way of learning: all of…
Categories: Archived, Energy Movement, Inspiration, Instructor, Threnergy
Tags: Awareness, Body Mind, Body Power, Energy Movement, Healthful, Mind-model, Mindful, Mindful Connectivity, No Book Available, Same Species, Structured Breathing, Whole Body Power

Inspiration #1 – Self Hypnosis

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Working Hard Abroad When I was in my early twenties and working hard out in Basel, Switzerland programming a new Clinical Trials System I had a few problems that made it very difficult for me to sleep. But, I was not going to go down the sleeping pill route. Sleep Problems One of my colleagues…
Categories: Archived, Energy Movement, Inspiration, Threnergy
Tags: Awareness, Energy Movement, Healthful, Mindful, Muscle Relaxation, Self Hypnosis, Structured Breathing, Transformational

Connected Swimming – 3 – Extra Power

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Connected Swimming - Front Crawl Extra Power In my first 3 posts on swimming front crawl I covered: Reflex Breathing Arm Structure and Indirect Power Leg Structure and Indirect Power The indirect power sources, I described were the lats and shoulder muscles for the arms and the Psoas, abdominal muscles and buttocks for the legs.…
Categories: Archived, Mindful, Swimming, Threnergy
Tags: Body Bows, Body Power, Body Spirals, Mindfully Connected, Swimming Better, Wave Power, Whole Body Power

Connected Swimming – 2 – Feeling the Way Your Body Moves

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Connected Swimming 2 This is the third post in my series on Connected Swimming. This approach uses some very well known tools and techniques from the Moving Arts world to improve your basic body strength, breathing and coordination.  However, these principles are non-obvious for most people. I spent a long time figuring out how to…
Categories: Archived, Energy Movement, Swimming, Threnergy
Tags: Awareness, Body Power, Connected Swimming, Energy Movement, Healthful, Structured Breathing, Swimming, Transformational, Whole Body Power

Connected Swimming

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Connected Swimming Swimming is like any exercise - there is always room for improvement. Many of us learn specific techniques which take us further along our experiential and prowess routes. There are however, some wonderful principles around connected movement that are really, natural laws - they are how we are designed to move. Yet many…
Categories: Archived, Aware, Swimming, Threnergy
Tags: Awareness, Energy Movement, Focused Tension, Structured Breathing, Swimming Better, Tension, Whole Body Power

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Interested In Internal Energy

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Internal Energy Awareness When I was training in Aikido, I found it strange that Aikidoka had to reach 4th Dan Black Belt before officially embarking on the internal energy route. In Karate I knew a 5th Dan that was yet to embark along the formal internal energy/ power route. That is not to say they…
Categories: Archived, Energy Movement, Threnergy
Tags: Awareness, Body Power, Energy Movement, Healthful, Internal Power, Mindful Connectivity, Structured Breathing, Transformational, Whole Body Power

Feeling Energy – Why It’s Like Driving a Ferrari

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Tai Chi I was chatting with a friend of mine the other day - he was describing how he went on a Tai Chi course and asked the instructor what the energy movement pattern was for a particular move. At first the instructor looked blankly at my friend who then asked, 'does it feel like…
Categories: Archived, Energy Movement, Instructor, Threnergy
Tags: Awareness, Body Power, Energy Movement, Meaningful, Mindful Connectivity, Moving Energy Test, Structured Breathing, Transformational

Pucker Up – Better Breathing When You Swim

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Re-learning A problem with having learnt stuff decades ago, is that you tend to forget the learning process - what you have learnt has become intuitive. So when you try to explain a particular technique to someone - you can forget some of the nuances of the leaning process. I had an interesting instance this…
Categories: Archived, Mindful, Swimming, Threnergy
Tags: Awareness, Better Breathing, Healthful, Mindful, Structured Breathing, Swimming Mindfully