1. Believe you're a mermaid
She also said that 'there are no limits'. It's taken me a while for this one to sink in. The only thing that limits us is a belief that there are limits. I still see other people's records as limits. I see the pool walls as limits! So this is my next challenge - step by step advancing my own progress, exploring what my body is capable of.
Dream It - Believe It - Achieve It
2. A strong & flexible back
3. Flexible feet
4. Core strength
5. Water, water, water
Mermaids have 'aquaticity' - a feeling of being at home and comfortable in water. If this isn't you yet, then take it step by step by enjoying swimming and drills in the pool or in open water. But remember to never hold your breath alone - get some training and swim with a buddy.
6. Get comfortable with discomfort
We can practice this on the mat in challenging poses that give an opportunity to relax and soften instead of stiffen and lose focus. Pigeon pose is a great example.