Thank You for Monday! As always a new life begins from Monday. Today is the first day of February and where I have been in January? I did not even notice how January gone.
4 weeks of celebration New Year have trapped my brain in the dangerous ice cellar. I was frozen and I was under the ice. I should say it is a rather dark place where brain is paralysed.
Cold water helps me to escape my prison. While my brain was frozen I immersed my body in cold water. It was minus 18 degrees Celsius (-0.4 degrees Fahrenheit) when I wearing just my speedo bikini have dived in the hole in the ice.
So meet the morzh (walrus) – the Russian ice-swimmer!
You know I am here because of cold water. You are reading my words now because of cold water. I am really new. Adrenaline rush I have experienced is not describable – I have met somebody or something above my brain and body. Cold water is a magical treatment for every fears and doubts.
My hero is Stig Severinsen! In March, 2010 he swam an incredible 76.2 m (250 ft!!!) while under ice of a depth between 80 and 100 cm wearing only swimming trunks and goggles! The record took place on Qorlortoq Lake in Ammasslik Island, East Greenland at a temperature of just 1 degree.
The Discovery Channel crowned him “The Ultimate Superhuman” when he broke the Guinness World Record and held his breath for 22 minutes under water.
His phenomenal lung capacity can reach an impressive 14 litres – the average capacity is just 5 to 6 – which he attributes to a rigorous training routine he has developed called Breatheology. In Breatheology Severinsen proposes that through working with the breath, a link can be created between body and mind that enables a person to control stress, increase energy, perform better physically and mentally, alleviate pain and improve health.
Stig says “Nothing beats persistency – doing things over and over again on a regular basis. If you are stubborn and keep struggling – even when you fail and fall – then you will become successful in the end. Never let anybody tell you something can’t be done. I have been driven by many things but rarely does anything put me more on fire than when someone says “that can’t be done”. One thing I have realized is that my mind is very childish – maybe you could even use the word “primitive”. I have tremendous faith in myself and believe I can do the most amazing things – as long as I put my heart and soul into it!”
We follow by Stig’s advice “Everyday you must think of your dream – smell it, hear it, see it, feel it. The term “visualization” is often used but a more accurate term is the one used in sports psychology “imaging”. Because you must dream with ALL your senses – not just sight! The more senses you apply the more real your dream will become. And once you have convinced your subconscious mind that you can do something – then you can!”
February begins in a really right way. Have a fully breathing February!