Simply Cold yet surprisingly WARM

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The current sea temperature for Brighton is 14.4 degrees C/58 degrees F. Throw in a storm at 6am in the morning and your beginning to get the picture, COLD.

The type of cold that makes your duvet irresistible especially at 5.3oam on a winters morning.

I’m not selling this well am I? That’s cool.

After battling the comforts of warmth it’s time to head down to the sea front.

Upon arriving I set my eyes upon the waves and ears upon the wind to determine what lessons are coming your my today.

Seated meditation mixed in with deep breathing exercises sets the mind and soul for the task ahead.

After meditation we rested our backs against a wall, this was almost a monumental mistake, comfort and lethargy began to set in, but with a roar from within we mustered our strength removed our clothes down to our shorts and headed into the sea.

That first step in was breathtakingingly cold this morning, I had to chant and make sounds to build my internal fire and overcome the challenge of the cold,

Once that initial obstacle was overcome the strangest thing happens, on one level you know it’s cold and yet internally you are warm, your breathing is fluid and omits a pleasure to be playing in the sea on a November morning.

This deep awareness of self is one of the great benefits of training in the cold, you become less reactive to the stressors of life and instead open yourself with an active relaxation to the experience of life.

A warm tea is always welcome after a play in the sea.

Dive in deep and enjoy the ride.

Matt

The Yoga Health Coach

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