When I was a kid, I knew kids who could walk on their hands. I figured it was the kind of thing almost anybody can do if they bother to try to learn, like cartwheels or riding a bike. I couldn’t, but, well, I just didn’t want to. I’d practise someday and then I’d be a master of walking on my hands.
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When we launched the handstand challenge last week, I confessed that I’m not really comfortable with being upside down — but I hoped to change that. Yesterday I did a handstand against a wall for the first time, and felt strong and stable. I’ll let you in on a few secrets.
You've probably seen those on-foot chase scenes in movies like Casino Royale, where the escapee vaults over obstacles and lands from scary heights with cat-like grace. That's parkour and freerunning in action -- and they're similar. The difference between the two, however, is in the mindset.