Wanderlust posted an inspirational video of a group of female “slackliners” incorporating meditation into their technique.
This video is sure to make you want to get up and go to the Wanderlust festival to do something as adventurous as these young women. The group of Heather Larsen, Alli Gordon, Elizabeth Thomas, and Michelle Griffith dubbed the “Slacklining Sisters,” are pioneers of the open space. Watch them walk across deep chasms with their bodies and minds in a state of “forced meditation,” which allows them to do something as daring as this.
For those who don’t know what the sport is, slacklining is a lot like tightrope walking with one major difference; the rope. Slacklining utilizes a flat, webbed or woven ribbon made out of synthetic fibers such as nylon, polypropylene or polyester. The ribbon structure usually consists of two segments, where both opposite ends are harnessed to trees and are then connected in the middle with a ratchet. The ratchet allows the user to set the desired amount of tension. This property gives the line a trampoline like bounce for walking or advanced tricks.
Would you attempt this feat even with a harness on? This of course requires a lot of practice, but for newbies and not-so-brave people, the Wanderlust festival features slacklining, only much closer to the ground.