Action and adventure sports offer an on ramp to flow states. They embrace gravity as their secret weapon. Look up and look down. A game changer, a state shifter.
“Weightlessness, weightedness and rotation are the nectar of gravity games,” explains professional climber and filmmaker Jimmy Chin. “They provide easy access to flow, and that’s what keeps us coming back for more.”
No mountains on the doorstep? Run down hill, freewheel and fly. Join the kids on the trampoline, play in the playground. Jump on a bike, turn and brake. Or in a safer environment trick your mind with Jimmy’s gravity busting film Meru. Their cliff edge campsite alone can help to weigh up your options.
“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” Chartres. This posting was inspired by Stealing Fire, Chapter 5: neurobiology