We know that surfing produces a magical meditative state in nearly all who do it. The total focus we have on the next wave , just the next moment, makes surfing not only one of the most exciting and worthwhile activities possible it’s also one of the most mindfully healthy.
Headspace is a mobile and tablet app, developed with a mission to get people everywhere to look after the health of their most precious resource, their mind.
Andy Puddicombe co founder of Headspace and Tim Jones, Surf School Sri Lanka’s director’s friendship began years ago over shared waves in the Canaries. With both knowing the magic of surfing they could see how introducing mindful practices to surfing and surf coaching the results could be so beneficial. Achieving a sense of flow. That idea has come to life at Surf School Sri Lanka.
Andy’s been working alongside top athletes and the GB Olympic squad and that brought about the new Headspace Sport pack that will form the basis of your mindfulness training when you’re with us. Tim has been developing mindful practises to take into the surf that really enhance your time in the water.
“When we sit to meditate we are practicing flow. Sure, we might be training the mind to be a little more focused, a little more disciplined, but mostly we are learning how to set it free, how to be at ease, how to let go of the noisy chatter and inner critic. To surf with a sense of freedom and ease is to surf well at any level; to let go of thinking is to be present in the moment, at one with the wave. Ultimately, meditation and surfing are one in the same thing”
Andy Puddicombe co founder Headspace
Total flow in the strangest of situations. Tim Jones East Coast Sri Lanka. (not a coaching wave)
By sitting down to meditate for a few minutes a day, everyday people are able to find ways to live a happier, healthier and more enjoyable life.
‘When the simple activity is considered no stranger than taking a shower, we’ll have achieved our aim.’
Andy Puddicombe, co-founder Headspace
We know you will find Headspace as vital as we do for daily living and not just surfing so we’re offering all our clients who book one of our Surf School Sri Lanka courses of 5 or more days get a 3 months free subscription to Headspace upon booking.
You’ll immediately have full access to the Headspace app &the online community before you join us in Sri Lanka. And once you here, all of your guided mindfulness sessions will be Headspace inspired.