Underwater meditation

acasadava-freedivingInitially I want to freedive in order to get closer to corals and turtles. Little I knew it is actually a mind game. It felt extremely challenging to focus solely on my breath. Any extra moves consumes Oxygen and for that I learned to equalize hands-free. But to my surprise, even thoughts influence the time I can stay underwater. I was taught to stretch my body with yoga, take deep breathes to expand my lungs and to leave the whole world behind while I went down and back. One breath hold, and so many lessons…

From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

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