Is sports the yoga of the West?

Are the altered states of consciousness experienced while engaging in extreme sports similar to those achieved through meditation or psychedelics?

How does the intense focus engendered by the immediate possibility of death factor in?

In this excerpt from the AXIA Elite performance workshop, free solo highlining world record holder Friedi Kühne shares his experiences as an extreme balance athelete and discusses related aspects of consciousness with Dr Rupert Sheldrake. Reproduced with permission from, and thanks to, Axia Futures and Alex Haywood.

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