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Water needs to be embraced

There’s no two ways about it. If you’re going to swim, you have to get used to being in the water. The sooner you can embrace the water, the sooner you can be able to swim well.

Starting from childhood is quite possibly the best way to do it, but if you don’t have that luxury, it’s on you to get out there and get into the water.

I’ve watched countless people flail their arms about while their legs are dragging. However, if you understand how the water moves, or more specifically, how you move through the water, then you understand that it’s not about fighting the water, it’s about moving with it, and letting it help you get to where you need to go.

Water needs to be embraced, only then can you harness its power.

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.


I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.


On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.


Sign up to the weekly Mountains of Wisdom newsletter, follow me on social (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Clubhouse, all @kiwiyamabushi), or send me an email via the link below to stay in touch.


Tim.

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