Relaxation is very important before, during and after your freedive. You can achieve a more comfortable and deeper freedive, and a longer breath-hold if you are more relaxed. Experienced freedivers are able to expertly relax their body and mind underwater. This results in a slower production of carbon dioxide which in turn delays the urge to breathe and any related discomfort.
As a beginner freediver:
- Focus on relaxation before, during and after a breath-hold or freedive.
- Always freedive in a comfortable state and surface even before you feel the urge to breathe.
- End your freedive immediately should you experience the urge to breathe.
- Remember that progress in freediving involves making consistent and conservative freedives.
- Never push yourself to the limit.
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