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Old 06-09-2013
KarenE KarenE is offline
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I'm working my way through the self coaching 10 lesson video. Is there already or has there been talk of having a thread focused on each lesson?

Regardless, i am have a specific difficulty in Lesson 3 - but i could put it in the breathing thread if that would be better:

I can do the drills in lesson 3 fairly comfortably on my right side and they seemed pretty straightforward to master, but it is much harder on the left. I found today if i did them very slowly to the left i could also do them but it takes much more concentration and i can only do them very slowly. It seems for instance once in skate position when i'm doing 'streamline rotation to air' (and all of the ones after that) i have to kind of wait for my body to come around and get balanced enough for my head to what feels like 'emerge' to near the surface and then i can easily rotate to breath. Is it possible to tell from that description what might be taking my head so long - could it be that i'm just not rotating whole body enough? I can't figure out why my head isn't all nice and ready as it is to the right. Or after more practice slowly could it just happen more and more automatically?
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Old 06-10-2013
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Karen, I think this is a great idea, I'll make a case for it!
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Old 06-10-2013
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I would really really really love this!! I hope you can make it a reality!

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Old 06-10-2013
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Great thanks for considering this! I would find it so helpful and then over time it could be useful for people whenever they start - a Perpetual self coaching forum -
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Old 06-24-2013
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A thread will be very useful for those of use who are struggling to get through chapter 3 :) . I've probably spent more than 5 months on this single chapter :)
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Old 06-26-2013
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Since the title is self-coaching thread, I'll just ignore the little question mark next to it that seems to suggest at nebulousness, and post my question here. It's a simple question: How much of SG'ing around the pool is enough? How much SG'ing before you've 'imprinted' all there is to imprint from the position?
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Old 06-26-2013
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Hi ananthaditya

I suspect that your question is a bit like asking a professional musician when he or she can stop practising scales and arpeggios. The answer is almost certainly never. I remember reading that Pablo Casals used to get up early and play very slow scales for an hour or more every morning.

I think the more you do these simple exercises the more depth you find in them but of course one must also press on to more advanced things as well. It's a circular process.
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Old 06-26-2013
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ananthaditya View Post
Since the title is self-coaching thread, I'll just ignore the little question mark next to it that seems to suggest at nebulousness, and post my question here. It's a simple question: How much of SG'ing around the pool is enough? How much SG'ing before you've 'imprinted' all there is to imprint from the position?
Although I have only been doing the TI exercises for a few weeks, I don't foresee ever NOT doing SG. Right now, I always do 2X 25m of SG at the start of my workout and again in the middle when I need a "resting" exercise.

SG at the start of the workout relaxes me. It sets the stage for what I will work on by allowing me to revisit a weightless head, relaxed hands on wide tracks, trickle breathing.

I like Richardsk's analogy to a musician warming up with the bedrock foundation skills of his craft. That's what Superman Glide is for me too.

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