Andrew practicing catch/release during falling practice at Climb Nashville, TN. Doing catch/release helps work through the fear of letting go and committing to a fall. He also improved his quality of breath, exhaling throughout the fall.
Blake practicing falling at Climb Nashville, TN during a Warrior’s Way Falling and Commitment clinic. Here he notices his mind’s tendency to pick a landing spot. Doing this creates expectations that interfere with responding to where the fall actually end. The mind wants to know the “end” even if doing this interferes with responding to the fall as it occurs.
Paige and Ed practicing falling at Climb Nashville, TN during a Warrior’s Way Falling and Commitment clinic. Paige’s form is OK (limbs shoulder-width apart and bent) and she continues to work on exhaling throughout the fall. Ed is looking down to project his attention into the fall zone but realizes his attention is still in his head thinking about it instead of seeing the wall. He needs to look down more and project his attention out.
Gary practicing falling at Climb Nashville, TN during a Warrior’s Way Falling and Commitment clinic. His form is OK, he’s looking down, and he exhales throughout the fall, but he needs to project his attention out of his thinking mind and into the fall zone. The second time he does this and feels more present for the fall.
Paige practicing falling at Climb Nashville, TN during a Warrior’s Way Falling and Commitment clinic. She isn’t aware of her process as she falls. We need to become aware of our breath, body position/posture, and eye shift into the fall. Without this awareness we don’t develop comfort and proficiency with falling. To begin developing awareness…begin with the breath. Paige improves her breath awareness on the second and third falls.
Blake practicing “Deliberate Commitment” exercises at Climb Nashville, TN during a Warrior’s Way Falling and Commitment clinic. The intention of the exercise is to commit his attention to stopping to rest and think, OR committing his attention to moving and taking action with his body. He needs to work more on making this separation. Another intention for the exercise is to commit through doubts, which he does well near the top. Nice application Blake.