You're underwater getting worked and starting to panic. You're not sure which way is up and you feel like a pebble getting tossed around a washing machine. When you finally reach the surface you're exhausted and scared. Humbled to say the least. But don't worry, it happens to the best of us. We all wipe-out and get beat-up by the ocean from time to time. When you panic and struggle against the waves, you use up your oxygen. Oxygen in your lungs is crucial to help you float back up to the surface. The more you struggle, the more you use that precious resource. Instead of freaking out, try to relax your body, mind, and spirit and wait for the waves to ease up. Be confident and know that as you relax, the wave energy will also eventually dissipate and you'll be able to find your way to the surface. FIND YOUR ZEN.
Photo: Julie finding her zen while getting worked by a Hawaiian monster wave
Credit: Paul Javier
Written by: Julie Cox