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!
17 thoughts on “Cold Water”
Wonderful inspiration, Glorialana.
Thank you, Syl! Have you ever dived in the ice hole? 🙂
You’re welcome, no never tried it. They have a polar ice plunge here for charity.
You know I recommend to try, life changing experience :-)! Happy Chinese New Year!
Happy Chinese New Year! Will keep it on my list 😊
Love the brand new look and the brand new attitude! Happy February to you and may you always attract your most magnificent dreams to you .
love big sis,
My dear, dear Linda! Thank you very much! Just gratitude from my heart to yours. Have a beautiful day!
Welcome out of the deep freeze Glorialana, and yes we are all of us made of Water.. So loved this inspiring post and beautiful images… Have a fabulous February.. ❤ Love Sue And love your new look
Dear Sue! I am so happy to hug you now. My every cells are warm now and can produce a lot of energy to warm up every soul on my way! I am sharing it with you! Stay warm up with me – it is February. 🙂 Thank you for you!
🙂 Big hugs right on back xxx ❤
Cold water forces us to be awake and alive. Centers your soul to stand up and be noticed. Am so glad you are back,pretty lady. Keep us enchanted with your love for life. It is addicting!
Hello Claudia! I am happy to see your smile. Of course I will keep you enchanting! It is my greatest pleasure! Hug you!
Just beautiful – please follow and like my new piano page, I appreciate it
Dear Glorialana! What a lovely post. Thank you for sharing. Enjoyed the beautiful music and looking at all the colorful fluids running into each other. What a wonderful idea. Hugs! Veraiconica
22 minutes holding breath?! It doesn’t seem possible! And so cold, that water sounds so cold!
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Orthodox Christians celebrate Epiphany today with ice swimming! Happy Cold Water!