Emma Farrell #2
Emma Farrell returns to continue our open-ended and wide-ranging conversation about all things freediving.
Emma first appeared on the show about 6 months ago, on Episode #32 of the show, so if you would like to find out more about her, her backstory and how she got to where she is now, then I would go and listen to that one.
Emma Farrell is the author of the beautiful book One Breath: A reflection on Freediving. She is a major contributor to the development of AIDA and other education systems as author of their education materials, and is dedicated to making freediving accessible to everyone, especially those for whom it may not be so easy.
She’s worked with Olympic and Paralympic athletes, teaching them a combination of yoga and freediving techniques that have hugely improved their performances and in everything she does she tries to communicate her passion for freediving and the underwater world to her students.
In this episode we discuss:
The joys of plunge pools and Taiwan’s three temperature saunas.
Physical training recommendations for budding deep freedivers….
…starting with pranayama and breath regulation.
Thoughts on lung stretching, visceral manipulation, softer approach to CO2 training/tolerance.
Correct recovery breathing.
Most important principles of physical fitness for freediving.
The usefulness of classical Co2 Training.
Co2 training on a motorcyle trip!
All about the Otovent Dive.
Fundamentals of saftey and most common mistakes spotted in safety for freediving.
Essential qualities of the freediving instructor.
Emma’s online instructor development.
Don’t pretend to black-out!
The mental aspect of freediving.
The wonders of Yoga Nidra, Sankalpa.
Yoga Nidra for Anxiety free download.
The Blue Abyss 50m deep research facility.
The rabbit hole of deuterium.
Defeating Cancer by Gabor Sabolyai
Youtube talk by Lázló Boras about deuterium
Luke Storey podcast about deuterium.
Another Luke Storey podcast about deuterium.
Emma’s recommended book is Solve for Happy by Mo Gawdat