Connection to Nature

Connection to Nature Outside is awareness on the external environment. This happens when fully immersed in it, giving complete/total presence.

Connection to Nature Within is Self Awareness. The ability to pay attention to what is going on in mind and body. Realizing how sensations, thoughts and emotions affect decisions and actions. How the perception of the moment impacts the way we engage in it.

Both of these “Connections” are key elements in the practice of Mindfulness. Survival Apnea courses & programs will provide opportunities to practice, strengthen and experience the benefits of these.

Breath Control

Through breathing, one can influence thoughts and emotions. Through breathing, one can influence heart rate and other bodily functions. Breathing has a strong impact on the body´s chemistry. Breathing can be a powerful tool to tame the mind and ground oneself to the moment. Breath practice can be used to regain and/or maintain health.

Skillful breathing will open a whole new world in physical performance and Self Control.

Survival Apnea courses & programs will provide opportunities to improve breath control and develop Breath Awareness.

Mental Strength

Mental strength, willpower, grit, resolve…however you want to call it…in the end it’s a way of thinking, an attitude, a way of behaving, a habit and like any habit, it can be forged and nurtured, be made stronger.

For anything to strengthen, it needs to be challenged, exposed to some form of difficulty once in a while.

Survival Apnea courses & programs offer opportunities to strengthen your mind, by exposing it to intense situations inspired on what surfers and freedivers go through when training for or playing in the Ocean. 

Some of the most effective exercises can be practiced in the comfort of your bed and only take a few minutes of your day.

Physical Preparation

Breathing and breath holding exercises will challenge the mind, but also expose the body to different levels discomfort, ranging from mild to intense. This practice will result in physiological adaptations, such as: an increase in production of red blood cells (responsible for transporting oxygen), development of a more effective buffer system able to cope with higher levels of acidity (discomfort) in the blood, improved neural connections, a more flexible circulatory system, more opened airways, etc… all key factors in a healthy and resilient body.