Jumping Edinburgh

Those of you who know me, already know that parkour is a big part of my life. Big enough to have sprouted the whole trip to Scotland, which in turn, prompted the birth of this very blog.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the practice of parkour (or who think it’s only about 20-something year old topless guys leaping between rooftops), here’s a link to my youtube channel that has some excerpts from my practice of it: CLICK THIS

I could talk a lot more about parkour and what it’s like to be a female coach in a male-dominated discipline, but this post is not about that.

Parkour in a nutshell is about overcoming obstacles: physical and mental. If practiced properly and regularly, it can be an invaluable tool in any life circumstance. Including relationships. It’s not uncommon to hear that this or that couple is encountering “hurdles” or “hitting a rocky patch”. And like in parkour, if one is not prepared how to deal with said obstacles, they will either get stuck, turn around, or get hurt.

Similarly, if one is not quite familiar with who they truly are (read: in physical sense, if one is not in full control of their body), ¬†they will not be able to tackle the obstacle in front of them. In some cases one might not even be aware of an obstacle, and “trip over”.

It’s not enough to be physically strong. Not enough to be mentally tough. Not enough to have a full and open heart. Only in combination with each other do those qualities work in order to further the development. Here’s to a happy, balanced, mindful lifestyle that involves all aspects of human growth.

Enjoy the videos! (and if you liked the action there, and want more blood-chilling stories from Scotland, like climbing ruins of a castle all the way to the top, head over HERE)

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