THE POWER OF BREATH
Photo credit @Mark Gribbon
- Breathing gives you clarity and faith, it clears your mind to embrace all the possibilities. Readiness for what is to come, regardless of the slope and the conditions. With an open mind comes flexibility to use whatever tools and tactics your intuition will come up with. Let it be. Plant the right seeds, nourish them to become full-grown plants. “I effortlessly and effectively ski that run”.
- Breathe to be aligned. Breathing deeply opens your posture and aligns and connects your brain, your spine and your heart to your feet firmly anchored in the ground. They work together as one allowing you to embrace the gravity and perform the skiing movements in motion with flow. It will give you certainty and confidence.
- Breathe to be centered. Be aware of your energetic center (called Dan Tien in Chinese martial arts) and breathe into it. Visualize a red marble in your inner core. Connect your mind to it and move with it. It can even give the strength of breaking a brick with your hand. Moving on your skis from center is powerful, efficient and fluid.
- To sum up, breathing will have a powerful effect on your life and especially on your skiing experience. It will help you start shifting from “Yikes!”, “Oh my God I’m gonna die!”, “I can’t do it”, “I will not do it” to “I’m willing to give it a try”, “I’ve done this before”, “I can do this”, “I’ve got this” and “I can nail this”.
Photo credit @Antonio Guillem
Ready to go, grow and glow ? Start practicing today these jedi tools brought to you by the Ski Yoda and add this powerful breathing technique before your next ski trip :
Join us now on the private Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/theconfidentskiersclub and let us know how it worked for you next time you hit the slopes !