Drills and breathing...
Thanks to all who provided advice for me, especially Terry for the time taken to advise me on my TI problems.
Today, my enthusiasm came flooding back ! I started the session with SG and SF, then onto Skating position. This I felt, gave me a reminder of what my balance should be – which I felt was much better while practicing the whole stroke.
One thing that I have noticed since my last post – and this is something with my breathing which is undermining my drill practice – I “swallow” while breathing underwater. Obviously my mouth is closed so I dot swallow the water, but I do swallow after taking in air. This I feel would go a long way to my breathing problems, especially with air left in my body. This is something that I don’t know why I have started to do this, but it could be an explanation.
I am training 5 times a week for about 30 – 45 mins each time. What I have learned from this forum, is that TI takes time – and I realise that it will not happen overnight. I know it is a process, and if I can take one thing from each session, at least it will be something to bank in “muscle memory” – that is what I am looking for.
One thing that I am from your replies is that I must relax my body. If I am tense then the whole stroke is affected – especially my breathing.
I am going to continue down the road of TI – reading the advice on this forum is a great source of inspiration.
Back to the bowl tonight for the breathing drills !!!!!!