Such intense communication between the deep upper neck/base of skull muscles and the brain is there to provide essential position sense, all day every day in response to the one constant sense – gravity. Active through smooth movements and during the responses needed to protect from injury during aberrant movements, and well, for things like parkour for sure, these muscle responses make sure we react both quickly and accurately.
I want to inspire you. The most sensible thing to do right now is make sure you are in good health. The difficulty I sense is knowing what good health is. I hope these words help some.
Have you heard Dr Rangan Chattergee’s recent podcast with Nir Eyal? Why is it we do things against our better instincts? What is our driver of motivation? Is it really pursuit of pleasure over pain? Nope apparently not.