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Inner Skiing

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A New, Completely Revised Edition of the Classic Guide to Better Skiing

Have you been searching for a way to overcome your fear, trust your instincts, and ski to your greatest potential? Inner Skiing will help you do all this and more. In this newly updated edition of the skiing classic, W. Timothy Gallwey and Robert Kriegel offer advice on and examples of how to gain the
Paperback, Revised Edition, 176 pages
Published November 4th 1997 by Random House (first published 1977)
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Jason Landau
Mar 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
much more than about skiing

teaches you how to let go and be in the moment
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Picked this up from a Little Free Library and got way more good information than I expected. Time will tell if it helps my skiing, but it's already helped me understand why I never quite connected with doing positive affirmations.
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It turns out that this is a book about stoic philosophy.
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Good book the concepts in the book can be applied to more than just skiing.
Feb 25, 2011 rated it liked it
As I'm off skiing soon this was a practical choice. Not my favourite type of book. I prefer to lose myself within the pages than take mental notes.

However it does seem that it will be very useful. It is about the psychology of skiing and how to improve on the slopes by controlling that rather than the physical aspect. As my biggest problem skiing is a lack of confidence I'm hoping reading this will help me. It goes into a lot of detail about 'Self 1' and 'Self 2' which worried me at first. As I
John Mattson
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Inner Skiing unlocks the mental aspect that is so necessary to master the sport of skiing. Mental confidence is a big factor in any sport, but for skiing the factor is huge. Inner Skiing reveals many of the secrets needed to unlock the secret that is hiding in most of us. I read the first edition in the late seventies, when I was learning to ski and found it very helpful.
Dale Churchett
Oct 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Great book. I always read this before going skiing, and take it with me. By now I think I have internalised the material but there are some important concepts I remind myself about.

The book greatly helped me improve my skiing without any lessons. It helped me re-program my attitude towards skiing and many aspects of my attitude to learning sports in general.
Feb 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Leave it to me to ski once and then need to read a book about skiing. The irony is that this book is all about not thinking, not over analyzing, not criticizing yourself. It's like a yoga manual disguised as a skiing book. I'm glad I read/skimmed it, and will try to remember to just breathe next time I ski.
Jan 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I may revisit this book after I have read The Talent Code by Coyle.

How to learn complex activities with Deep Deliberate Practice.

He also writes on Tennis, Stress, and Work
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
An eye opener into the mental side of skiing.
Suzette Kunz
Mar 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Cool ideas about the power of the mind. I don't ski.
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book gets into the mindset of the nervous skier and teaches you to let go.. Without crashing! In theory very good. In practise, will have to see the next time I hit the slopes...
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W. Timothy Gallwey (born 1938 in San Francisco, California) is an author who has written a series of books in which he has set forth a new methodology for coaching and for the development of personal and professional excellence in a variety of fields, that he calls "The Inner Game." Since he began writing in the 1970s, his books include The Inner Game of Tennis, The Inner Game of Golf, The Inner ...more
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“Fear, which is probably the biggest obstacle to any learning process, is a repressive force. It exists in the mind, and almost always it is based on something that might happen in the future, rather than what is happening now. As” 2 likes
“So there is more to skiing than learning parallel turns. For the skier who recognizes the further possibilities his sport offers for learning how to learn, for overcoming fears and self-doubt, for gaining concentration and appreciation for nature, skiing becomes re-creation in the original sense of the word: an opportunity to discover something important about oneself and to learn skills that improve not only one’s skiing but the quality of one’s life.” 0 likes
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