Sunshine Coast – Slacklining in the park – 12 April
Today the students enjoyed slacklining in the park!
Slacklining is a sport and art that can be balance training, recreation, and a moving meditation. It is similar, at first glance to tightrope walking, and is accomplished by stretching and tensioning a 1”– 2” wide length of nylon/polyester webbing between two anchor points, most often trees. Its origin has most commonly been attributed to the rock climbing community in Yosemite National Park as a way of passing time while maintaining concentration, fitness, core strength and balance skills.
You will mostly see slacklines in local parks, where slackliners will practice their skills & train new techniques such as sit mounts (where you mount the line sitting down, and then stand up), turning around, walking backwards & even some yoga poses. But first, we need to learn the basics. This includes, mounting the line & taking a few steps on your own.