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Incorporating yoga into your dryland routine will make you a better open water swimmer, says Julie Bradshaw. Use these five poses to improve your swimming both mentally and physically

1. UJJAYI BREATH

To enhance and empower

Technique:

• Starting in seated pose with spine straight and head straight (use a block or cushion to sit on if hips are tight).

• Start to breathe, slightly constricting the back of the throat as if you were whispering or making the sound of the ocean. Allow the breath to flow in and out gently through the nose.

• Engage the breath for two to five minutes.

2. CAT-SUPERMAN -DOG

improve your flexibility, strength and endurance

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There is wild swimming and there is really wild swimming. This issue we bring you some pretty extreme swimming from the Arctic Circle. It is thrilling stuff, but if you like your thrills a little more genteel then check out our feature on swimming walks in Devon. Elsewhere in the mag we are feeling pretty zen: breathe deeply and read our features on yoga for open water swimmers and the benefits of mindful swimming. Not all of us are lucky enough to live near the open water. For many, me included, our regular dose of outdoor swimming is from our local lido. We look at the lido revival that is taking place around the country. As well as more event reviews and event listings than ever before we also have tips on better backstroke from Terry Laughlin, how to train with paddles from Fiona Ford and Ed Williams teaches you how to bounce back from failure. Plus, gear reviews, nutrition and loads more!
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