Swim to live!
Swim to Live is a small collaborative partnership formed as an Erasmus+ sport project. Our goals are oriented towards making a habit of regular swimming activities, gaining knowledge for swimming instructors, learning how to promote good practices, influencing local environment for club leaders and a Swim to live license for instructors. We want to spread the knowledge of teaching swimming and love towards swimming to previously non-active people by simply engaging them. Swim to Live was started in 2017 and is now running for the fourth year.
This exercise encourages you to find connections between thoughts, emotions and body sensations. Physical sensations may be directly reduced during this exercise. In the long term this exercise can help you with recognizing physical sensations that accompanies certain thoughts and emotions. Noticing these connections can help you change unwanted behaviour patterns.
Assigning category to your own thoughts interrupts your usual thought process and gives you an opportunity to change it. It is a great technique to prevent debilitating overthinking.
Experience your internal world using breath: try to notice the body sensations by the inhale and the exhale. Notice tension or relaxation within your body.
While learning non-judgemental observation it is much easier and clearer to start with observing an object outside of yourself. It is easier to use sight as a primary sense when at the beginning.
Forget everything you know about object and observe it like you see it for the first time.
Focus on each sense separately - what you see, smell, hear, taste and feel.