neutrally buoyant, buoyantly neutral

October 23, 2008

Take a breath and hold it.

Float, face down.

Are you able to float? are you relaxed on the water? Your weight should feel evenly distributed, as if the water is holding you up.

Focus on your abdomen, not the top part of your body. If your legs are sinking, think of your abs as the middle of a seesaw, and push down on the top part of your body (using shoulders as a point to concentrate on). The top part is a unit: head, neck, shoulders–if you are a good seesaw. Be careful not to stick your butt up.

It does not work if you just stick your head down! if your legs are sinking, bending forward is not the solution: your top will float up, and your legs will sink even faster!

Banana up! If the legs sink, push down on the top part.

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