Taking the Plunge: The Healing Power of Wild Swimming For Mind, Body and Soul

Anna Deacon

£20.00

A writer and photographer journey together to discover and share the supportive, energising and inclusive wild swimming community, and the stories of those who enjoy and benefit from immersion in open water.

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This book will empower! Told through the incredible stories and breathtaking photos of those who wild swim, it shows how wild swimming can help you to physical and mental health.These are people who have brought their chronic pain, grief, loss, depression, stress and anxiety to the wild waters of seas, lakes and rivers.There they have found joy, confidence, fun, adventure and friendship.These experiences are backed up with the latest science and expert thought, and researched through interviews, on why cold- water swimming is both a mindful and physiologically healing practice.But, more importantly, Taking the Plunge tells how wild swimming works, throughthe compelling and moving personal stories of people from all walks of life. It features portraits of the swimmers in awe-inspiring scenery, in all weathers, including extremes of ice and snow.Through words and images it highlights the wild swimming community’s inclusivity, joie de vivre and camaraderie.For newcomers, this book serves as a guide to all things wild swimming: what to wear, how to take the first plunge, how to keep safe and warm, and where to go.Above all, these stories of taking the plunge will motivate, inspire and offer an exhilarating way to change your life for ever.

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Weight1.018 kg
Dimensions24.6 × 18.9 × 3.2 cm
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